Kit: Sprang

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Sprang is a warp-only textile formed by repeatedly crossing pairs of warp threads and then eventually holding the structure in place with a central thread. It was used in Viking era Scandinavia variously to make bags, hairnets and possibly even leggings. It has not been preserved in Anglo-Saxon contexts but an examples have been discovered in the Norse settlements of Dublin, and Shetland, and a Roman sprang stocking was found at York.

Sprang is worked on a frame but there have been no defnitive archaeological finds of them (one has been postulated but now opinion seems to favour interpreting it as a tapestry frame).

How to make sprang (outside link)

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