The History and How to of Sprang
A Craft Talk with Carol James
Thursday, May 9, 7 pm
St. Boniface Museum
494 Tache Ave
What on earth is Sprang? With enthusiasm, energy and a solid background of research, Carol will draw us into the fascinating history and “how to” of sprang, an ancient method of fabric construction. This is the technique used in some of the oldest evidence of humans making cloth. Caps dating to the Bronze Age, clothing on Egyptian mummies, iconography from the ancient Greeks and Romans, and medieval European paintings all depict the use of this textile method. It is argued that this method was used by people along the Red River 1000 years ago.
A teacher and author of two books, her works have been exhibited across Canada, the US, the UK, in Japan and Korea.