A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have an idea for improving the Craftster swap process?  Suggest and discuss it here on the Talk About The Swap Process board.
Total Members: 300,907
Currently Running With Scissors:
554 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Sprang - A Twisted Adventure  (Read 2299 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: January 10, 2010 11:09:09 AM »

I've been playing with technique called Sprang. It's an old craft, possibly older than knitting, that involves twisting strands between two supports to make bags, hairnets, sashes, even hammocks. Examples of sprang have been left by Vikings, ancient Egyptians, and ancient Peruvians.

I started working on small pieces for practice and now I'm working my way up to larger pieces.

You can read more about my sprang adventure on my blog

Have a good day!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Medieval Craft lover
Offline Offline

Posts: 381
Joined: 11-Oct-2008

I live to learn new crafting techniques!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010 03:11:25 AM »

Yay, sprang! I desperately want to try this technique, in fact, I have plans to start today. Good luck with your projects, I will be following your blog Cheesy

When in doubt - use gold paint Wink
50 projects in 2013 craftalong
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010 09:30:18 AM »

Great! Be sure to let me know how you get along with it!

Have a good day!
Franco Rios
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 12101
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010 08:01:33 PM »

that looks really cool!  I'm thinking I just might have to satrt following your blog too Franco!

« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010 03:03:34 AM »

Its really good craft.I like your work.I really good that  we can also make bags, hairnets, sashes, even hammocks.
I will also try this type of work because i like to make this type of art.
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010 07:43:03 PM »

Yes, the sprang is fun. I have to get back into the habit of working on string arts so I can get back on schedule.

Just started a backstrap weaving project.

Have a good day!
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010 10:53:38 AM »

Sprang Sweater - crafted by Carol James

The above sweater is not knitted, it is not crocheted, it is not woven. It is created with an ancient process called "Sprang", a form of oblique interlacing or plaiting.

Read more at the blog:

Have a good day!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Use a Layer Mask in Photoshop
Rooftopping Is Latest Photo Craze
How to Color Correct Photos in Camera Raw
On Vs. Off Camera Flash
How to Build a Home Studio
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain
Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag
Tute Tuesday: Honkin' Big Beach Ball Snowman

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.