I had the opportunity a couple of weekends ago to learn the very basics of sprang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprang) a technicque of twisting warp threads to produce a fabric. I was REALLY intrigued by it and wanted to practice a bit more on my own. So, I fashioned this small practice frame out of an inexpensive embriodery scroll frame and some wooden dowels from Joann's Fabrics and some leftover King Tut Cotton yarn from a project that just never came to be.
This piece isn't really anything other than a swatch since I'm just playing with the technique. But it looks like with the sides sewn up and a drawstring through the top loops, it might be a nice little bag. With the next piece I will attempt a looser tension. With a larger frame I should be able to more easily produce some nice market bags. I have a knitting pattern for those, but as previously mentioned in Vsidart's blog, I just haven't got the desire to knit with the cotton so sprang might just be my answer for how to make use of what I've still got.