I visited the Kelsey Museum collection in the spring of 2016, went home and worked out the pattern for this hat, and then came back in the summer of 2017. At the occasion of my second visit, I took a photo of my replica beside the original. Actually I took two photos. In one of them, my replica is inside-out.
If anyone is interested, my SprangLady website contains three tutorials that take you step-by-step, showing you how to do this twining technique on a background of interlinking. And I do still have the specific pattern for this bonnet.
Another Sprang Shirt
In January of this year I posted about a shirt I made ... well, 2 shirts, one from 2018, and a second version that I finished in January of this year, 2019. These shirts are made from eight strips of flat-warp sprang. The collar and cuffs are circular warp. I made a waistband for the first shirt .... also circular warp. The material in those shirts is problematic. The first shirt was made using yarn of uncertain date and origin, and the yarn in some places has been shattering with use. The 2nd version of the shirt was made using a very slippery yarn, and it seems to snag easily ... so I must be careful when I wear it.
Travelling on the West Coast, I packed yarn from my stash to keep myself occupied while not teaching. I had time while relaxing with my friend here on Denman Island.
This version of the shirt uses up diverse bits and pieces from my stash. There is a fair amount of cotton and linen. I am hoping the threads will not be as slippery, and will stay in place, less prone to snagging.