#422 Sprang Weaving-Market Bag by Gail Hollinger, Saturday 9 am to noon
Workshop Description: Sprang, an ancient weaving technique, is not well known. A shame, because Sprang (pronounced “sprah-ingya”, meaning leap in Norwegian) is magical: you only have to weave one half of your piece, because the other half weaves itself as you go along. There is virtually no loom waste to sprang weaving and finished pieces are remarkably flexible, stretching to fit as needed. This flexibility made it very popular for making articles of clothing. In this class we will explore the basics of sprang, setting up the weaving frame and exploring basic weave structures.
Participants should bring: Sharp scissors and a smooth, strong, heavy weight yarn in two contrasting colors. One skein of each color will be enough. Light-weight cord, or rope, will work as well. Medium to heavy weight hand-spun yarns with a hard twist can also be used.
Material Fee: $20 Strang weaving frame.
Class Limit: 12