A frame is required in order to accomplish most forms of spring. These frames can come in many different shapes and sizes. It is very possible to make your own frame. The following has images and instructions for making your own. Carol shows you how to create and set up these frames on her DVD. If building a frame isn't your style, There are a few vendors who carry Spring frames. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of vendors.
This is a frame made from a bent piece of wood. You can use willow, maple, ash, most any kind of wood. Select a branch without forks. Bend it into a "U" shape right after you cut it.
Strings tied across the opening will hold your work. Watch Carol make such a frame, including the different knots, on her instructional DVD titled Introduction to Sprang.
Certain loom manufacturers are making frames for Carol's classes. You can order these frames yourself.
Dewberry Ridge makes Carol's frames, using a clever little tightening device. They make two frames in two widths. Carol usually supplies the 24 inch frame to her students. For a longer frame .... purchase longer dowels at your local hardware store.
Check out https://www.dewberryridge.com/products/sprang-loom
Contact them at: dewberryridge.com
Purrington looms makes frames in a variety of woods, white wood, oak, walnut, and more.
Contact them at: purringtonlooms.com
Egill's Woodstuffs now makes Carol's frames.
Contact Chuck Jones through ETSY for a lovely wood frame.
When Carol was in New Zealand in 2016, frames were made for her South Island classes by Ashford
and by Majacraft on the North Island.
UK woodworker Helen Leaf makes frames for the European market. She makes frames using a variety of woods. Contact her through her website: https://www.leaftradingpost.com
If you own one of Carol's frames, and want to know how to use it, here is the instruction sheet:
The frame comes with three rods. That 3rd rod is intended for use to 'cancel out the extra row of twists' aka COTET or COTIR, explained in the video Introduction to Sprang