Sprang Resources

I updated my Sprang Resource list today Sprang List Stared Dec 29 2011 Last update Mar 17 2012 Here is a list of sources for Sprang Info Please contact me if you have more links to add! Most of these links can also be found at: Franco's Fiber Adventure sprang posts http://francosfiberadventure.blogspot.com/search?q=sprang Yahoogroups - you have register into yahoo to join Sprang List on yahoogroups The NEW group, instant membership approval (free) There are pictures in the files http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sprang_List Sprang List on yahoogroups The OLD sprang discussion list, you have to wait for membership approval (free) Lots of great pictures and discussion in the archives http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sprang Discussion group on Weavolution.com - you have to register (free) to join the group Sprang - A Twisted Adventure http://weavolution.com/group/sprang-twisted-adventure Dicussion group on Ravelry.com - you have to register (free) to join the group Talk about Sprang http://www.ravelry.com/groups/talk-about-sprang Sprang Research Tip - If you type "sprang" into a search engine it will returns thousands of hits with sprang but also including "spring" "sprains" and "sprung" Not very useful. Have to sift through a lot of gravel to find the gems. I typed "sprang bags" into the search engine and I got many more useful links at the top of the lists. Also try searching "sprang stockings" "sprang hairnets" "sprang sash" "sprang belts" "sprang braiding" Wikipedia - Sprang http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprang Sashweaver - Carol James" website has video tutorial of plain interlinking and figure 8 warp http://sashweaver.com/ Stringpage.com - Sprang info http://www.stringpage.com/sprang/sprang.html Regia Anglorum - Anglo-Saxon and Viking Crafts - Sprang http://www.regia.org/sprang.htm Middle Kingdom Textile Artisan Guild Click on the various sprang articles http://mktag.org/projects/content.html Doni's Coptic Bag Sprang Project http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/donisfuff/coptic.html Ellen Shipleys Weft To My Own Devices sprang article http://wefttomyowndevices.blogspot.com/2008/03/sprang.html Ronald and Blue's Web Site with Sprang and Nalbinding English Version - Click on pictures to read about Techniques http://www.denblauwenswaen.nl/engels.htm Jen's Coptic Sprang Article with links to other articles http://genvieve.net/sca/copticsprang.html Sprang Article from House Ebarra Early Period #7 http://www.housebarra.com/EP/ep07/11sprang.html Article "Old Egyptian Lace" by E. Siewertsz Van Reesema published in Bulletin of Needle and Bobbin Club http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/articles/nb20_lac.pdf Edited to add: I found another sprang book online at http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/topic_sprang.html Egyptisch Vlechtwerk [Sprang], Holkema & Warendorf, 36 pages. Part 1 file size 4.2MB http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books/egp_spng_1.pdf Part 2 file size 11.6MB http://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/books/egp_spng_2.pdf Description from Anne Blinks http://www.santacruzhandweavers.org/anneblinks/papers/sprangpapers.html Van Reesema, E. Siewertsz, Egyptisch Vlechtwerk [Egyptian Lace], V. Holkema & Warendorf's, Uitg-My.N.V. Amsterdam, N.D. 48pp. [Instructions included, with photos. Also photos of currently interlaced pieces from classes. This is what we now call Sprang.] I don't read Dutch, but there are dozens of excellent pictures. The book was scanned as picture so I can't put the text into a translator without typing it all in. Mar 1 2011 Linda, in sunny Courtenay says: Try searching on her name. (Van Reesema) Google gave me a rather interesting translation. The main file was too big, but the article was also posted in sections and those could be translated. I discovered frequent uses of "wire"... which I eventually worked out to mean "thread" or "yarn". BOOKS "The Techniques of Sprang: Plaiting on Stretched Threads," Peter Collingwood This is THE BOOK in English on sprang. Out of print. Sometimes available through used booksellers. "Sprang Unsprung an Illustrated Guide to Interlinking," Interlacing and Intertwining, Carol James New book, very readable, starts from plain interlinking and develops into various forms of sprang. "SPRANG Language & Techniques" Jules Kliot, 2nd Edition. MONOGRAPHS "Threads In Action" Virgina Harvey, Quarterly Journal included articles on Sprang. Add this web page to the list of links http://www.santacruzhandweavers.org/anneblinks/sprang.html Information Pack on Textiles in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology for Students Studying Textiles at Key Stage 4. Produced with the support of the Sharing Museum Skills Awards http://www.petrie.ucl.ac.uk/textilepack.doc Contents Introduction: The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and its Textiles 3 Section I: Examples of garments and other textiles in the Petrie Museum Tarkhan dress Deshasheh dresses Gurob sleeves Bag-tunics Bead-net dress Beaded headband Sprang-cap (finger woven netting) !!! Socks (single needle knitting/nalbinding?) Household textiles Soft toys Painted shrouds and Mummy wrappings Please contact me if you have more links to add! Have a good day! *END OF FILE*


Posted on Thu, 12/29/2011 - 19:30

on a bibliography. I have not tried Sprang yet but it sort of fascinates me. Thanks for a great list of resources!



Posted on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 15:54

Carol has written a book on Sprang which is as easy to follow as her Fingerweaving book. 

Posted on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:37


Yes, the book is Sprang Unsprung

It has actually bumped me into an active sprang mode.

I will be posting a new project by the end of the week.

Have a good day!
Franco Rios