Laurelhurst Fiber Art Studio & Urban Farm
Tablet Weaving * Ply-Splitting * Mindfulness * Permaculture
Lined Triangles Ply-Split Basket
This basket, made in January 2011, is part of my study of using tablet weaving designs for ply-splitting.
I made 4-ply cords from Wraphia II paper ribbon, with the cord color order following a threading diagram for a tablet-woven design determined by the threading. The design is "Lined Triangle" from Otfried Staudigel's book Tablet Weaving Magic. Lengthwise ("warp") cords are lined up on a knitting needle. When they are split by crosswise cords ("weft") leaving a quarter-twist between splittings, the design appears automatically.
Warp-twined tablet-woven bands can be thought of as plied cords held together by weft. In ply-splitting, when cords are in a warp/weft relationship. the technique is called ply-split darning.
My inspiration for this concept is Plate 1 in Peter Collingwood's book The Techniques of Ply-Split Braiding. It shows a ply-split darned strap from India and a tablet-woven band from Anatolia, which both have the same design.
This page created on February 26, 2011.