January 14, 2013

Bog Hood

I was wracking my brain trying to think how to stretch the card-woven strap with fringe across a språng frame when the frames were all too narrow.  The solution was to turn one frame on its side.  Works because the warp is short.

The språng pattern, after the woman of Skrydstrup's cap as written down by Collingwood in The Techniques of Sprang, is functional and decorative.  By functional I mean that the reversal of twist prevents curling.

The fit is comfortable.  It kept my ears warm on a slightly chilly day.  To keep my ears warm on a cold day I would need to tie a knot under my chin, which I can't because the strap is stiff.

I am pleased to have made a fitted item, and to have worked with a wide warp.

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