Linda Hendrickson
Tablet Weaving and Ply-Splitting Books, Tools & Kits


Ply-Splitting Gallery
Click on the following to go directly to some of my ply-split rugs, wall hangings, and a mobius strip; baskets; hats; mats; jewelry and scarves.

Also in my Ply-Splitting Gallery, you can 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, Wall Hangings, and a Mobius Strip by Linda Hendrickson





The 12 baskets from How to Make Ply-Split Baskets by Linda Hendrickson. All cords made from paper ribbon.

<B>Spiral</B> Ply-Split Basket from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I> <B>Waffle</B> Ply-Split Basket from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I> <B>Chameleon</B> Ply-Split Basket from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I> <B>Loopy</B> Ply-Split Basket from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I>
<B>Venus</B> Ply-Split Basket from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I> <B>Asilomar</B> Ply-Split Basket from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I> Ply-Split <B>Business Card Holder</B> from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I> Ply-Split <B>Letter Tray</B> from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I>
<B>Zig-Zag</B> Ply-Split Basket from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I> <B>Arrowhead</B> Ply-Split Basket from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I> Ply-Split <B>Firecracker</B> from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I> <B>8-Pointed Star</B> Ply-Split Basket from the book <I>How to Make Ply-Split Baskets</I>

More Ply-Split Baskets by Linda Hendrickson with cords made from Wraphia II paper ribbon

Lined Triangles Ply-Split Basket A ply-split basket with cords made from Wraphia II paper ribbon A ply-split basket with cords made from paper ribbon





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



Experiments with Cords and Beads by Linda Hendrickson

[cotton cord with seed beads] [Serpentine SCOT braid with beaded wire]

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
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This page updated on June 30, 2017.