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

Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring: Three-Strand Celtic Braid

Learn the techniques of ply-split braiding by making this braid on a keyring. To order a kit for this braid with cords and instructions with step-by-step photos, please see details on my Kits for Ply-Split Braids and Ornaments page.

This Ply-Split Three-Strand Celtic Braid is a non-traditional ply-split design by Linda Hendrickson. The structure is SCOT (single-course oblique twining). Each "strand" of the braid consists of four cords. The interior of each strand could be a different color, but in order to retain the appearance as shown, the outlining cords (Navy in the photo) should all be the same color. Once you understand the basic idea, it will be easy to expand it in your own directions.

Kits for Ply-Split Braids and Ornaments

This page created on March 17, 2013, and updated on June 14, 2013.