Sprang - was Re: HNW - Hardanger and Ukrainian Whitework

Jafath@aol.com Jafath at aol.com
Wed Oct 8 20:22:19 PDT 1997

In a message dated 97-10-07 16:01:33 EDT, Kathryn speculated:
 The description of a sprang frame sounds tatalizingly like a modern
 knitting machine? >>

The only one I've seen looks much more like a Navajo belt loom, which is an
enormous narrow rectangle with a continuous warp. For sprang, you have to
keep the warp from sliding around: for the belt, sliding is what you want. So
you end up with a lot of tensioning sticks top and bottom, which you remove
as the work gets tighter. (In sprang, you are using the threads in front and
the threads behind equally).

Jo Anne


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