Find out all about sprang, an ancient textile method that dates as far back as the Bronze Age! Fiber artist Carol James will give the presentation Sprang—What Is It? in the Amdal-Odland Heritage Center at 523 W. Water St. This event is free and open to the public.
Sprang has recently been “red-listed” by the Norwegian government, meaning it is in danger of extinction. James has spent the last 30 years rediscovering sprang and keeping this technique alive. She has studied items in collections across North America and Europe and was invited to be a guest speaker/instructor at a sprang conference in Norway. She has authored three books Fingerweaving Untangled, Sprang Unsprung, and Sprang Lace Patterns.
James is teaching the class Springing Sprang April 21-24 at Vesterheim’s Folk Art School and her books are available in the Museum Store.