(504) Introduction to Spräng Lace: Making Holes on Purpose

Discover ways to make holes in the cloth on purpose. Intended for participants familiar with the basics of spräng, this class focuses on spräng lace techniques. We consider ways to carefully place the holes to make lovely designs. Receive support to explore use of the edge stitches, rope stitch, and double stitch. Delve into the rudiments of pattern reading and pattern writing as a method to better understand structure and plan design placement.

Peter Collingwood said it was impossible to find a system by which every size and spacing of holes could be easily drafted, but Carol has developed exactly such a system. She spent her COVID-19 time drafting patterns for some 300 pieces of lace in collections, thus making spräng lace available to the public. Participants will create a small sampler following a handout containing patterns for a number of lace pieces.

Interested students who want more experience in spräng can get the basics through private tutoring with the instructor ahead of time.


X-Carol James

Experience Level:


Class Length:

Two-hour Class

Class Day/Time:

Saturday Afternoon

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Materials fee:

$40 covers 24 inch tall spräng frame ($35), warp yarn ($5). Order from Carol at carol@sashweaver.com. If you already have a frame and warp, no need to purchase.

Student Supplies:

  • Spräng frame set up with a 20 inch long flat warp, 36 loops (72 threads), of sock yarn or crochet cotton
  • Safety strings

A materials kit is available.