In the last week I've been working on filming videos on how to add sprang lace to weaving projects. This project is dragging on somewhat because every time I sit down to my loom to work on another section of sprang, I come up with more ideas on how to incorporate sprang into weaving!
I promise the videos are forthcoming, I just need to do a bit of editing on them. In the meantime, here are some photos to get you excited!
I also worked on a warp I had set up months ago, probably not long after the start of COVID. I was undecided on what I wanted to do with the warp. I mean, obviously I wanted to make some amazingly awesome sprang item, but beyond that I really had no clue what to do with it. Finally, I went with a fun combination of techniques I had liked while playing around on a little demo piece I had sitting on my desk.
I also played around with different materials. I have some great hemp yarn that I want to explore some more. I had a small warp set up for making a soap bag but decided to play around it with. I sewed up one side and then liked how it fanned out. I wet blocked it and because it's hemp, it stayed relatively stiff after it dried, which was interesting. I think it might be an interesting idea for a necklace if beads were added to the bottom and it was a touch smaller.
Thinking along those same lines, I decided to see if I could replicate what I did with wire. I was not entirely successful, but getting to do sprang with wire was very fun! When I have time to play around with it more, I think I'll be able to come up with something a little better.
Finally, I started playing around with S and Z twist patterns. I've never really felt the need to explore the design possibilities of S and Z twist before, but now that I am prepping my full sprang course, I want to master all the possibilities so I can better present them in my course.
Well, that is the last weeks round up of what I worked on!
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