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The Techniques of Sprang: Plaiting on Stretched Threads

Collingwood, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0823052206 / ISBN 13: 9780823052202
Published by Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1974
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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The first book to give a detailed and practical account of all the variations of the fabricmaking process known as sprang, numerous drawings illustrating technique, photo available. Bookseller Inventory # 016665

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Title: The Techniques of Sprang: Plaiting on ...

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, New York

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Amer. Ed..

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A groundbreaking study first published more than twenty years ago and long unavailable, this is the definitive work on the fabric-making process known as sprang. For at least 3,500 years, this finger-controlled technique has been used where a stretch fabric was required, but its revival today is based mainly on its many decorative and structural possibilities. In addition to chapters on the definition, history, and terminology of sprang and equipment and setup, the book covers the immense range of sprang techniques, illustrated with 160 diagrams and photographs of samples. A practical book for those who want to learn and explore the technique, it is also valuable for textile students and researchers. (71/2 X 91/2, 324 pages, b&w photos, diagrams)

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Peter Collingwood abandoned medicine to become a full-time weaver more than forty years ago, concentrating on original techniques for rugs and wall hangings. He lives in England and makes annual teaching trips to the United States. He is the author of many books and articles on textile subjects.

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