Textile Study Collection
Papers of the Anne Blinks Textile Study Collection are available for borrowing by
members of handweavers' guilds and researchers. You may request a paper via
but a minimum fee of $5.00 each must be received before a paper will be mailed.
Overseas mailing will include a
factor for the extra cost. Loan period is one month from postal date, to be
returned in same or similar envelope. The actual monograph, offprint or photograph will not be
loaned, but a photocopy of it instead. When you email your request, the response
will include the address for mailing your fee.
Photocopies [Ancient Scandinavian weavings, techniques]: photocopies from printed pages showing diagrams for warp weighted loom weaving, cardweaving, sprang, braiding, slings, and clothing. 14 pp., no author, title nor date. Collingwood, Peter, Sprang, Revival of an Ancient Technique, Handweaver & Craftsman, vol. 15, No. 2 (Spring 1964) pp. 6-9. -----, A Three-dimensional Hanging, Quarterly Journal of the Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers No. 48 (December 1963) pp.566, plus plate of "Hanging Form". Henshall, Audrey S., "Note on an Early Stocking in `Sprang' Technique Found Near Micklegate Bar, York", Ann. Report & Trans. Yorkshire Philosophical Society, pp. 22-24 (1950). Johnson, Irmgard Weitlander, Twine-Plaiting: A Historical, Technical, and Comparative Study, M.A. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 1950. A very complete survey of information on "sprang" including document sheets on several textiles found in various parts of the world, a long bibliography and 35 plates of photos and diagrams from various publications. The plates have handwritten figure captions, noting the source of each figure. [2 copies, one incomplete] Ottaviana, Ida de, "Metodos del Tejido Tacana", El Instituto Linguistico de Verano, Riberalta, Bolivia, 1974, 17 pp. [Sprang bags woven by east Andean people] translation by Dorothy Miller, plus photos of two bags in Dorothy's collection. Van Reesema, E. Siewertsz, Egyptisch Vlechtwerk [Egyptian Lace], V. Holkema & Warendorf's, Uitg-My.N.V. Amsterdam, N.D. 48pp. [Instructions included, with photos. Also photos of currently interlaced pieces from classes. This is what we now call Sprang.] ------, "Old Egyptian Lace", Bulletin of the Needle and Bobbin Club, n.d. ------, Contribution to the Early History of Textile Technics, Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen te Amsterdam, Afdeeling Letterkunde New Series 26:2, Amsterdam (1926), 78pp. [About twining (tablet weaving), sprang, etc.]
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