Linda Hendrickson
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Instructions for Ply-Split Baskets in PDF Format
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Scroll down to see PDFs of all 12 baskets in my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets. Click on the image of the instructions to see large photos of the basket. There are a few additional basket designs at the bottom of this page.

Instructions Spiral Ply-Split Basket Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

10 pages of step-by-step instructions and 27 black and white photos. Cords are worked as a spiral SCOT braid, with an edge cord at the fell frequently splitting previously-worked braid to create a bowl shape. Instructions show how to finish by wrapping the braid with a Dark cord and unplying all cords. Alternatively, you can hide the cord ends. Finished dimensions: 2" tall x 5" wide, not including fringe.

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions Waffle Ply-Split Basket Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

12 pages of step-by-step instructions and 27 black and white photos. This basket is made with 2-ply, 2-color cords. The bottom and sides are worked in POT (plain oblique twining) with a full twist between the splittings. With 2-color cords, this results in the "waffle" appearance, with one color dominant on one side of the basket, and the other color dominant on the reverse. A long 2-ply, 2-color cord creates a striped rim. It circles the basket 6 times. Finished dimensions: About 3-1/4" x 5".

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions Chameleon Ply-Split Basket Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

10 pages of step-by-step instructions and 22 black and white photos. This basket starts with a flat, squarish base, using only Light cords, perpendicular to each other. The cords making up the base become spokes for the sides of the basket. One long decorative cord is used for sides and rim, which circles the basket as cord ends are pulled through it. Detailed instructions and photos for making the decorative cord are included. Finished dimensions: 2" tall" x 3-3/4" wide.

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions Loopy Ply-Split Basket Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

10 pages of step-by-step instructions and 22 black and white photos. The base for this basket starts with 2 cords, surrounded by concentric squares which increasingly curve as cords are added. Cylindrical sides increase in diameter as the basket grows by increasing the twist between splittings. Loops at the top edge, with all cord ends pulled back through the basket. Finished dimensions: 3-1/2" tall x 6" wide.

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions Venus Ply-Split Basket Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

16 pages of step-by-step instructions and 42 black and white photos. A 5-cord start leads to a pentagon and then to a 5-pointed star for the basket base. Shallow cylindrical sides have triangles extending from the star. A long rim cord circles the basket 5 times, as cord ends are pulled through it. Finished dimensions: 2-1/2" tall x 5" wide.

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions Arrowhead Ply-Split Basket Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

18 pages of step-by-step instructions and 44 black and white photos. A 6-cord start leads to the appearance of six arrowheads for the basket base. The design on the cylindrical sides have the appearance of fletching (the feathers on the end of arrows). A long rim cord circles the basket 4 times, as cord ends are pulled through it. Finished dimensions: 7-1/2" x 6-1/2".

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions Asilomar Ply-Split Basket Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

14 pages of step-by-step instructions and 33 black and white photos. This basket has an octagonal base and rounded, open sides with extra twist between the splittings. A long rim cord creates a rim by circling the basket four times, and ends in decorative knots. Decorative fringe around the rim. Finished Dimensions: About 3" x 9".

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions Ply-Split Business Card Holder Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

8 pages of step-by-step instructions and 21 black and white photos. The ply-split business card holder has a flat, rectangular base, with cords perpendicular to each other. Dark and Light cords are arranged and split following a pattern graph to create a zigzag design. A long rim cord, plied DLDL, forms the sides of the basket. The rim cord circles the basket 7 times, as cord ends are pulled through it. Finished dimensions: 4-1/2" long x 2-1/2" wide x 1-1/4" tall.

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions Ply-Split Letter Tray Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

12 pages of step-by-step instructions and 32 black and white photos. The ply-split Letter Tray starts with a flat, rectangular base, with cords perpendicular to each other. Dark and Light cords are arranged and split to create the appearance of an interlaced design. One long cord splits all of the other cords for several rounds to create sides. The long cord changes functions to become the rim cord as side cord ends are pulled through it. Cords are then unplied and trimmed. Finished dimensions: 5-1/2" x 11-1/2"; about 4" deep, including fringe.

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions Zig-Zag Ply-Split Basket Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

20 pages of step-by-step instructions and 41 black and white photos. Dark and Light cords are arranged and split following a pattern graph to create a zig-zag design. The tendency of cords to curve as they change function is encouraged and emphasized. The sides are worked in continuous twined linkings which gives stripes with an open, almost lacy appearance. Separate cords on each of the 4 sides create a square rim, with a tassel in each corner. Finished dimensions: 8" wide x 4" tall, not including tassels.

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions Firecracker Ply-Split Basket Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

26 pages of step-by-step instructions and 57 black and white photos. The Firecracker ply-split basket has identical hexagonal bases, placed one on top of the other. The Dark base is on the inside, and the Light base is on the outside. A ring of Dark cords outlines the bottom. The design on the basket sides is created following a pattern graph. A long Dark cord creates a rim. It circles the basket 6 times, as the Dark cord ends are pulled through it. Untwisted Light cords leap upward from the basket rim. Finished dimensions: 2" wide x 4-3/4" tall, not including untwisted Light cords.

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.


Instructions 8-Pointed-Star Ply-Split Basket Instructions
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This is one of the 12 designs from my book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets.

14 pages of step-by-step instructions and 33 black and white photos. In the base of the 8-Pointed Star ply-split basket, cords are perpendicular to each other, and split to create the design. Background cords are strung on a knitting needle so they are aligned vertically. Design cords are added one at a time. Splittings follow a square pattern graph. Every splitting involves a Dark and a Light cord, and cords are split to match the pattern graph. The sides have extra twist between the splittings. A long cord creates a rim. It circles the basket 4 times, as cord ends are pulled through it. Finished dimensions: 3-1/4" tall x 9" wide.

You can order a kit for this basket, with cords that I will make in your choice of colors from Wraphia II paper ribbon.



Workshop Handout: Ply-Split Garlic Basket
by Linda Hendrickson
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Estas instrucciones también están disponibles en español.



This 4-page handout has step-by-step instructions (text only) for making a ply-split garlic basket using Danish cord. Instructions include three different sizes. Danish cord is a 3-ply paper cord available from basketry supply shops. Structures in this basket are POT (plain oblique twining) with extra twist between the splittings, SCOT (single-course oblique twining), and eccentric splittings.

Watch my video "Scenes from the DVD Ply-Split Garlic Basket. The action is speeded up so you can see how the basket is made in just five minutes!

Workshop Handout: Ply-Split Lined Triangles Basket
by Linda Hendrickson
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This 12-page handout has step-by-step instructions, 22 black & white photos, and three diagrams.

Cords are made from paper ribbon, using a tablet weaving threading diagram as a guide for color order and twist direction. When the cords are aligned correctly, the pattern appears automatically in the basket base as lengthwise cords are pulled through. The design continues in the the loop handles.



Workshop Handout: Ply-Split Indy Basket
by Linda Hendrickson
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Indy  Ply-Split Basket
Indy  Ply-Split Basket
This 2-page handout has step-by-step instructions (text only) for making a small basket with cotton 4-ply cords. The structures in this basket include plain twining, plain oblique twining POT), and single-course oblique twining (SCOT). The cords in the SCOT section are worked to form triangle designs near the top of the basket. The rim is finished with a traditional basketry technique.




Workshop Handout: Ply-Split Lotus Basket
by Linda Hendrickson
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This 4-page handout has step-by-step instructions (text only) for making a decorative ply-split basket using 4-ply cotton cords, 3/32" diameter. The finished basket is approximately 2" high x 6-3/4" wide, including fringe. The design refers to the lotus flower. The structure used for this basket is single-course oblique twining (SCOT).




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This page created on August 7, 2015 and updated on April 11, 2017.