The first class took place on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
Class was recorded and you will find the video at the right.
After introductions we covered a number of topics:
00:24:39We began by finding the cross
00:34:09 the initial row
00:40:57 the braiding (plait) row
00:45:53 the follow-up (overplait) row
00:51:06 what do mistakes look like?
00:55:52 the cheat sheet note card
01:07:12 occasionally shorten the frame
01:08:35 a word about the beads and row names
01:14:39 What happens when you work two follow-up rows, one after the other
01:18:40 the Pinch-Scissor method, then the Grab-and-Stab
01:27:19 Carol's method for charting and pattern writing
01:34:35 Question "What do I do when I get to the middle?"
01:37:40 Carol un-does her work, and starts afresh
01:43:18 If the work is curling, hint to deal with this
01:46:48 Hint for shortening the frame
01:49:12 Discussion of homework for the next week
01:50:18 How far do you lower the frame ends each time?
01:52:16 Carol shows one of her early pieces of sprang
and discussion of what we will do in future classes
This is a note-sheet that I prepared for classes I've taught in person. I don't expect it to make sense ahead of class, but hope it will be helpful information after the first class.
These are instructions I prepared for the frame you will be receiving by mail. It is the "owner's manual" to be included with each sprang frame shipped by the frame-makers. Again, I do not expect it to make sense before class, but hope it will be useful after we talk about warping.
Here is a sample cheat card that many students find helpful