Carol James has been exploring sprang for more than 25 years, examining items in collections across North America and Europe, and making replicas. She has worked for clients such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the German Archaeological Institute, and the Norwegian Army Museum. She has taught extensively across North America, Europe, and New Zealand. Students describe her as a patient and enthusiastic teacher. She has developed a pattern-writing system to accommodate the variety of designs encountered in her sprang explorations. She is the author of numerous articles, two DVDs, and six books: Fingerweaving Untangled, Sprang Unsprung and four new books of Sprang Lace Patterns.