introduction to sprang 2

Introduction To Sprang

The Course

Sprang is a method of plaiting on stretched threads that can be traced back several thousand years. Taking inspiration from prehistoric finds of sprang braided textiles, we will begin with an overview of the archaeological evidence for sprang, then get to grips with setting up a simple sprang frame using easily sourced bent sticks. S and Z interlinking will be practiced then a slightly larger project can be started. Participants usually go home with a small bag or bronze age style hairnet made in your choice of linen, wool or cotton.

The Tutor

Sally Pointer has a background in archaeology and in museum education. She now works as a freelance heritage educator exploring traditional crafts through practical experiments and regularly makes replica items for museums.

Participant Information

All materials will be provided.

Fee & Refreshments

£75 per person, to include tuition, coffee and tea. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

Book course



Mon 24 June 2024