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Ply-Split Basketry

Ply-splitting braiding is a fiber technique that involves splicing cords or ropes. In ply-splitting fabrics threads are held together by one thread splitting and going through another. Baskets can be created using this technique.

Linda Hendrickson
Ply-split basket gallery displays a variety of baskets made using a ply-splitting technique.

Instructions for Making Cords
Step-by step directions will teach you how to make cords from yarn or other fiber for use in creating ply-split baskets or other fiber crafts.

Make Twisted Cord
Instructions for making twisted cord with 6-strand floss, pearl cotton, or metallic fibers by hand or using an electric drill.

Making Cords for Ply-split Braiding
Linda Hendrickson describes several ways to create cords for ply-split braiding.

Ply-split Baskets by Kay Sekimachi
Ply-split braiding techniques were used to create this group of baskets by Kay.

Ply-splitting From Peter Collingwood
Peter describes his book about the ply-split technique. Read Peter's description of ply-split braiding.

Terms Used in Cordmaking and Ply-split Braiding
Linda Hendrickson explains terms like
Plain Oblique Twining (POT), Two-Layered Oblique Interlacing (TLOI), Single-Course Oblique Twining (SCOT) and other cordmaking terminology.

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