This braided necklace is a reinterpretation of Victorian hairwork braiding. 5 colors of 20/2 mercerized cotton braided into luxurious cords and then enhanced with silver plated jewelry findings to create a one of a kind necklace. The 20/2 mercerized cotton yarn is both shiny and strong, and comes in a variety of colors, and makes an interesting substitute for hair in this necklace. In addition to Giovanna’s original gray ombre, we have 4 additional suggestions, or choose your own colors from the 20/2 mercerized colors in the Tubular Spectrum Yarn line. Click here to see the colors. Design created by Giovanna Imperia.
And if you need the Kumihimo Disk and EZ Bobs to create your very own necklace, the set is one of the options.READ MORE
An Illustrated Guide to Interlinking, Interlacing and Intertwining.
The companion volume to Fingerweaving Untangled, Sprang Unsprung by Carol James introduces her readers to to the ancient art of free-end interlinking (“unsprung”) and the classic sprang techniques of weaving including interlacing and intertwining.
As flexible as knitting and much quicker, let Sprang be your next yarn challenge!
Sprang is one of the oldest textile techniques. Unlike in weaving, no weft is used. The warps themselves are used for the interlacement! In fact, it is classified as braiding, but still gives wonderfully wide and stretchy cloth – ideal for use in comfortable clothing that allows free motion.READ MORE