An Introduction to Ply-Split Braiding

Saturday 18 May, 10.00 - 16.30 (£100)

Samples of ply-split braiding

Learn the basic methods of ply-split braiding in this one day workshop with Julie Hedges, experienced weaver, braid maker, teacher and founder member of The Braid Society. 

The basic requirements for this course are enthusiasm, some patience and an enjoyment of working with yarn and colour. Following an introduction to the origins and development of the technique, you will learn some of the basic methods of ply-splitting that have been used traditionally to make camel girths and animal harnesses.
Using prepared 4 ply cords you will make samples of several different designs using Single Course Oblique Twining (SCOT). You will be able to see how these techniques can be developed into usable items by referring to Julie's collection of samples and finished pieces. Julie will also demonstrate cord making with the Kipu cord maker using a range of yarn.

The workshop fee includes all tuition & materials, an exclusive behind the scenes tour & a light sandwich lunch.

 

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