Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fast Sprang Frame

Testing an idea for a fast sprang frame. At the 99 cent store I bought a plastic basket
 (13.5 inch x 11.5 inch x 3.5 inch) , a bag of square dowels, and a ball of acrylic yarn.

I tied the dowels to the basket and wrapped yarn around with figure 8 wrap. The string on the left will the "safety string."

Sprang. Test complete. Cost of materials $3

NOTE: Try using loops of elastic to attach sticks to frame, but allow elastic to stretch. That would allow sticks to pull closer together as work progresses.

Have a good day!


Helena said...

Congratulation Franco your creativity has no limits. Come to Argentina to spread your fiber art!

Franco Rios said...

Yes, it's one of those ideas that worked on the first try. I was able to sit on the couch and sprang while watching TV. The basket raised the sprang so I could get my hands under it. I'm so glad I found this!

Other considerations are the sticks could be moved for tension adjustment or could be tied to the basket edge above or below to allow for adjustment.

I should mention that I needed to wind off a small amount of yarn from the ball to make a smaller skein that would fit between the stick and the basket frame.

Have a good day!

graciela foradori // E-mail said...

Hi Franco! I think that people must be away of you. We can finish
bound as a frame!!!! You are dangerous with a fiber wool.

Cindy said...

Oh Wow. You did it again. Thank you.

Cathy Raymond said...

Your "basket" frame is a great idea. Some of the inexpensive frames I've seen on the Internet have not impressed me as very useful, but I will have to give this one a try. Thanks.