Photo courtesy of BFM
A woman displays a hair net created using the sprang method,
constructing fabric that has natural elasticity.
Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.—WOODSTOCK—Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage, will host Traditional Craft Saturdays in September, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., where visitors can explore a series of Vermont crafts — their history, process, and uses — through informal learning and discovery. A different craft will be featured each week.
Saturday, Sept. 9, guests can discover sprang with Tiana St. James of Enfield, N.H. She will demonstrate the historic textile craft of sprang — an ancient method of constructing fabric that has a natural elasticity. The technique involves twisting the threads of a fixed warp in a method similar to braiding, creating a fabric which resembles knit lace. Visitors will be able to give it a try.
Sept. 16 will features American handmade redware pottery with Rick Hamelin, and Sept. 24, Billings will host the Vt. Woodworkers Forest Festival Weekend.
Billings Farm & Museum is located at 69 Old River Road, Woodstock. For more information, visit billingsfarm.org.