Tablet Weaving and Ply-Splitting Books, Tools & Kits
Click on the following to go directly to some of my ply-split rugs and wall hangings; baskets; hats; mats; jewelry and scarves.
Also, see examples of ply-splitting by Peter Collingwood, Kay Sekimachi, other contemporary artists, and traditional ply-split braiding from India and Turkey. Click on any image to read details and see a larger view.
Learn the techniques of ply-splitting with my books How to Make Ply-Split Braids & Bands and How to Make Ply-Split Baskets, and with my Kits for Ply-Split Braids and Ornaments and Kits for Ply-Split Baskets.
Ply-Split Rugs and Wall Hangings by Linda Hendrickson
The 12 baskets from How to Make Ply-Split Baskets by Linda Hendrickson. All cords made from paper ribbon.
More Ply-Split Baskets by Linda Hendrickson with cords made from Wraphia II paper ribbon
Ply-Split Baskets by Linda Hendrickson made with Danish Cord (a commercially-made 3-ply paper cord)
Ply-Split Baskets by Linda Hendrickson with cords made from perle cotton
Ply-Split Baskets by Linda Hendrickson with cords made from fishing line
A Ply-Split Basket by Linda Hendrickson with cords made from stainless steel yarn
A Ply-Split Basket by Linda Hendrickson with cords made from raffia palm fiber
Ply-Split Baskets by Linda Hendrickson with cords made from wool
Ply-Split Hats by Linda Hendrickson with cords made from wool or alpaca
Ply-Split Jewelry and Scarves by Linda Hendrickson
Ply-Split Mats by Linda Hendrickson
Ply-Split Squares for the Violet Protest by Linda Hendrickson (2021)
Experiments with Cords and Beads by Linda Hendrickson
Ply-split vessels by Peter Collingwood
Remembering Peter Collingwood (1922-2008)
Ply-split baskets by Kay Sekimachi
My experiences and a few photos from Spliterati-01, the First International Ply-Split Braiding Convention
Read about my experiences at Spliterati-01, held in Bampton, England, in 2001, including Master Classes with Peter Collingwood and Errol Pires.
Ply-splitting by artists participating in Expanding the Girths, Bampton, England, 2001.
See many more photos of contemporary ply-splitting from Expanding the Girths, an exhibition held in conjunction with Spliterati-01 in Bampton, England, 2001.
Ply-split wall hanging by students at Da Vinci Arts Middle School, Portland, Oregon
Traditional ply-split braiding and girthmakers from Rajasthan and Gujarat, India
Photos by Peter Collingwood
A cotton ply-split camel girth from India
Collection of Errol Pires.
When Errol Pires (ply-split braiding teacher at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India) visited Portland in 2004, he kindly allowed me to make scans of the designs on a beautiful cotton camel girth. Click on any image for a larger view.
An expert girth maker was judged by the number of different patterns he could make in a single belt. This one is surely from the hands of an expert, someone who has been making girths for many years. The images above show all of the designs in the order they appear on the girth, and you can see how each pattern changes to the next one.
Ply-splitting from Turkey
Camel with ply-split halter near Ephesus in 2003.
Kits for Ply-Split Braids and Ornaments
Kits for Ply-Split Baskets
This page updated on July 30, 2021.