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You gotta see this!

Sprang thingie.

Worse, I want to make one, just for the fun of figuring out how to do it in the round like that.

Edit: More on sprang thingie, thanks Alwen!

3 Comments on “You gotta see this!”

  1. #1 alwen
    on Nov 23rd, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Did you see her earlier post with more pictures?

    http://beentsy.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/are-you-ready-for-this/

  2. #2 Laura
    on Nov 24th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    That is totally cool!

    You could set up the warp the regular way (for sanity) then attach it around a large cardboard tube–or an appropriately sized box–and then just sprang around and around. However, it would be more satisfying to have the rings be integral. Enough more satisfying to be worth the annoyance. :)

    Tricky would be shed sticks; a stiff cord would probably be easier than a multitude of little sticks.

    I want one, too. And I have brass rings at home…

  3. #3 Laura
    on Nov 25th, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Last night on my way home, I revised my opinion on the construction of this object. I think that it’s more likely it was made flat and then sewn shut; the easiest way to get all those rings inside. Of course, I then had to figure out a way it *could* have been done three-dimensionally.

    Have you seen Hella Skowronski’s book? http://www.amazon.com/Sprang-thread-twisting-creative-technique/dp/0442276427/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227645329&sr=1-1
    I just ordered it, now feeling the compulsion to peruse it again.