Introduction to Sprang: Part 2 Circular Warp

About Introduction to Sprang Part 2 - Circular Warp

So you are familiar with flat warp sprang where cloth grows from the outer edges to a place at the center. The maximum length of the cloth is limited by the length of the frame. Another way to work is circular warp sprang which allows you to create a piece of cloth that is almost twice the length of the frame. The warp is set up in a circuit. Work begins at the cross, and cloth builds up on both sides of the cross? You ask, “What does that mean?” Take the class and find out. Most people who like flat warp sprang really like circular warp, and find it takes things to a whole new level. Circular warp sprang has a far less-noticeable meeting line between the two mirror-image pieces of cloth. This technique is the way to go to make cowls and shawls. Learn from an expert.

We begin by watching a video, offering an overview of the technique. We then begin by setting up the warp together. The most popular ways things can go wrong are mentioned as are ways to avoid these disasters. Once the warp is set up, we practice working in this manner: pushing the mirror-image of each row of work around to the other side of the circuit. In the 2nd session we will discuss ways to finish circular warp sprang. We will discuss the difference between circular warp and flat warp and how to decide which to use for your project. We will also discuss some of the many garments possible with sprang, and offer ideas for setup and shaping.

If you are new to sprang, first take Introduction to Sprang: Part 1 Flat Warp, October 30 - November 20, 2024. Enroll here:

The capacity for this class is 25 students.

Class Materials

Sprang frame, warp materials, shed sticks, safety cords, rubber bands, beads.

Materials can be sent as an add-on to the kit for Part 1. That kit has a materials fee of $80 and includes: sprang frame (already warped) as well as warp materials for another project, shed sticks, safety cords, rubber bands, beads, a copy of the book “Sprang Unsprung” and the DVD “Introduction to Sprang” (those without a DVD player will be given access to on-line streaming of the material through Those who already have the book and/or DVD are eligible for a discount.

Note: Students who already have a frame, the instructor strongly prefers that everyone has the same type of frame. If a student has a frame and wants to use it for the class, please contact the instructor.

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level

Beginner - Some experience with equipment and able to perform basic techniques.

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The class will meet for two weekly 2-hour live online sessions on Wednesdays at 7 pm ET on the schedule below. The first session is on December 4.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Introduction to Sprang: Part 2 Circular Warp
Carol James
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Introduction to Sprang: Part 2 Circular Warp
Carol James

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Carol James

Carol James

Carol James is a self-taught textile artist who has been exploring low-tech textile methods for 30 years. Focusing on sprang, she has examined items in collections across the US and Europe, and is known for her ability to replicate these historic textiles. She has also created modern garments deemed worthy of the Handweavers Guild of America fashion show.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

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