Ply-Split Braids & Bands
Ply-Split Braids & Bands, by Linda Hendrickson
This book contains detailed step-by-step photos and instructions for 25 ply-split braids and 3 ply-split bands. The author uses 10/2 perle cotton to make the cords, and the focus is on structure and design. Instructions include specifications for cordmaking.
Self-published, 222 pages, over 500 black & white photos, 8-1/2″ x 11″, comb-bound.
This book is to help you learn the basic techniques of ply-splitting by making a set of small, functional samples — ply-split braids and bands on key rings. The format for each project is the same. Each project begins with a starting loop. This is formed by making a SCOT braid about 1-1/2″ long, and the cords are then interdigitated to form the loop. Each project ends by making a wrapping around 1 or more groups of cords, and making a simple knot at the end of each cord. I have limited the size of the design area of the braids and bands to a small rectangle, with the width between 6 and 16 working cords, and the length no longer than 5″.
We also offer Linda’s book on Ply-Split baskets here.