My most recent sprang shirt. The lace pattern was inspired by one of the pieces of lace in the Art and History Museum in Brussels, Belgium ... the source of lace which inspired my latest book of sprang lace patterns.
The body of the shirt began as a long false-circular warp. I began work at the hem and ended at the shoulders.
When the body was complete, I made a piece of circular warp, of a size to pass over my head, for the collar. I traced around the collar piece to decide where to cut to open the neck hole.
After deciding the location of my stitching line, and where to cut, basting around those places, I made a double row of machine stitching to secure the cloth.
Then it was a matter of attaching the collar, sleeves, and sewing up the side seams. Voila a new sprang shirt!
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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