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.
4/24/2019 10:23:03 pm
Wow! I love your problem-solving approach, making each version better than the last. Great job. I hope it wears well, too.
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Carol acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional gathering place of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene people and the traditional homeland of the Métis people. Carol also acknowledges that sprang is part of many indigenous traditions and found in various forms all over the world. Let us re-discover this technique together.
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