[HNW] 18th century sprang?

Kristine Elliott souriete at gmail.com
Wed May 17 09:45:39 PDT 2006

Collingwood's Sprang book has a picture of what is alleged to be George
Washington's military sash made using sprang. I believe it is silk. A few
more bits of info here:
http://www.florilegium.org/files/TEXTILES/sprang-msg.html .


On 5/17/06, Kathryn Newell <cknewell at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I was visiting a friend a couple of weekensd ago. We were looking at some
> of
> her books of 18th century costuming. She showed me a page showing a photo
> of
> a pair of what looked like 18th century netted long fingerless mitts. The
> caption said sprang.
> Say what?  Sprang that late?
> My understanding is that sprang is a twined work -- no knots. How do you
> work the fingerless fingers part? This really boggles my  mind.  Somebody
> enlighten me, please!
> --Kathryn
> SCA: Kathryn Goodwyn
> "too many centuries...too little time"
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