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


Kits for Ply-Split Braids & Ornaments
Learn the techniques of ply-split braiding by using these kits.
To order PDFs, please e-mail me and arrange for a PayPal invoice.
A note for teachers: If you would like to use any of these instructions in your classes, please e-mail me for details.


These designs are all in my book, How to Make Ply-Split Braids & Bands. I will add kits for the other braids and bands in the book as I have time.

You can choose from the following when you order:
  • Kit with instructions and artist-made cords in your choice of colors (color chart)
  • Instructions only (if you want to make your own cords)
  • Artist-made cords only in your choice of colors (color chart) (if you already have the instructions)

    You can go to my Cords page for details about ordering individual cords.
    See my Tools page if you need a gripfid (the ply-splitting needle) or the Bradshaw cordmaker.


    Click on any thumbnail to go directly to that braid or ornament, or just scroll down to read about them all! All of the ply-split braid kits below have step-by-step photos and detailed instructions.

    Note: Structures used in the project appear in parentheses. SCOT=Single-Course Oblique Twining, POT=Plain Oblique Twining, TLOI=Two-Layered Oblique Interlacing.

    Ply-Split Waves Braid Kit Ply-Split Waves Braid Kit Ply-Split Meander Braid Kit







    Ply-Split Straight SCOT Braid Kit Ply-Split Straight SCOT Braid Instructions Straight SCOT
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $7.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $3.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $4.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    Las instrucciones para este proyecto están también disponibles en español.


    This is the easiest and most straightforward ply-split braid for beginners. The structure of this braid is SCOT -- single-course oblique twining. A colorful braid makes it easier to find your keys! I also attach ply-split braids to my luggage.

    The step-by-step instructions include 4 pages of text and 8 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (4 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Straight SCOT Braid Kit" and color names ($ 7.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Straight SCOT Braid" ($3.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Straight SCOT Braid" and color names ($4.00).

    Ply-Split Waves Braid Kit Ply-Split Waves Braid Instructions Waves (Shaped SCOT)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $7.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $3.00 ..... Instructions only , if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $4.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    Las instrucciones para este proyecto están también disponibles en español.

    This is a great project for beginners, and is the first thing I teach in my beginning ply-splitting workshops. The structure of this braid is SCOT -- single-course oblique twining.

    The step-by-step instructions include 4 pages of text and 8 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (4 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Waves Braid Kit" and color names ($ 7.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Waves Braid" ($3.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Waves Braid" and color names ($4.00).

    Click on the image below to watch my YouTube video, "Make the Ply-Split Waves Braid".


    Ply-Split Meander Braid Instructions Meander (Shaped SCOT)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $7.50 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $3.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $4.50 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    Las instrucciones para este proyecto están también disponibles en español.


    This is a shaped SCOT braid that I designed for my booklet Great SCOT! A Beginner's Guide to Ply-Split Braids in Single-Course Oblique Twining

    The step-by-step instructions include 6 pages of text and 13 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (3 cords, 55" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Meander Braid Kit" and color names ($ 8.25).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Meander Braid" ($3.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Meander Braid" and color names ($5.25).

    Ply-Split Three-strand-celtic Braid Instructions
    Three-Strand Celtic Braid (SCOT in 3 sections)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $9.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $3.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $6.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    I had this idea in Fall 2008 -- create the appearance of Celtic braids with ply-split braiding. Of course, the cords go through other cords, not over and under. The structure is SCOT (Single Course Oblique Twining) with extra twist between the splittings at the edges. Very simple to do, and imagine the possibilities! For example, each strand could be a different color, and you could expand the idea to more strands.

    The step-by-step instructions include 6 pages of text and 15 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (6 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Three-Strand Celtic Braid Kit" and color names ($ 9.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Three-Strand Celtic Braid" ($3.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Three-Strand Celtic Braid" and color names ($6.00).

    Ply-Split Four-strand-celtic Braid Instructions Four-Strand Celtic Braid (SCOT in 4 Sections)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $11.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $3.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $8.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    I had this idea in Fall 2008 -- create the appearance of Celtic braids with ply-split braiding. Of course, the cords go through other cords, not over and under. The structure is SCOT (single sourse oblique twining) with extra twist between the splittings at the edges. Very simple to do, and imagine the possibilities! For example, each strand could be a different color, and you could expand the idea to more strands.

    The step-by-step instructions include 6 pages of text and 16 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (8 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Four-Strand Celtic Braid Kit" and color names ($ 11.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Four-Strand Celtic Braid" ($3.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Four-Strand Celtic Braid" and color names ($8.00).

    Instructions for Ply-Split Zig-Zag Braid with 1-Color Cords Zig-Zag Braid using One-Color Cords (Shaped SCOT)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $8.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $4.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 4.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $4.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    The zig-zag is a nontraditional ply-split braid shape by Peter Collingwood. The shape is shown on Plate 38 of his book The Techniques of Ply-Split Braiding. The structure is SCOT (single-course oblique twining).

    The step-by-step instructions include 8 pages of text and 17 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (4 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. The braid shown has 2 Navy, 1 Yale Blue, and 1 Sea Green. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Zig-Zag Braid using One-Color Cords Kit" and color names ($ 8.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Zig-Zag Braid using One-Color Cords" ($4.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Zig-Zag Braid using One-Color Cords" and color names ($4.00).

    Instructions for Ply-Split Zig-Zag Braid with 2-Color Cords Zig-Zag Braid using Two-Color Cords (shaped SCOT)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $8.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $4.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 4.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $4.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    The zig-zag is a nontraditional ply-split braid shape by Peter Collingwood. The shape is shown on Plate 38 of his book The Techniques of Ply-Split Braiding. The structure is SCOT (single-course oblique twining). The cords for this braid have 2 colors, plied Dark/Light/Dark/Light. The stripe pattern is created by splitting the 2-color cords in a specific way.

    The step-by-step instructions include 8 pages of text and 15 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (4 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Cords for the braid shown are made with Navy and Sea Green, plied Dark/Light/Dark/Light. Choose any two colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Zig-Zag Braid using Two-Color Cords Kit" and color names ($ 8.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Zig-Zag Braid using Two-Color Cords" ($4.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Zig-Zag Braid using Two-Color Cords" and color names ($4.00).

    Ply-Split Chevron Braid Instructions Chevrons (SCOT in 2 sections worked on a V-fell)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $9.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $3.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $6.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    There are several photos of this traditional design in The Techniques of Ply-Split Braiding by Peter Collingwood. The structure is SCOT (single-course oblique twining), worked on a V-fell for the body of the braid.

    The step-by-step instructions include 6 pages of text and 14 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (6 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Chevron Braid Kit" and color names ($ 9.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Chevron Braid" ($3.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Chevron Braid" and color names ($6.00).

    Ply-Split Arrowhead Braid Instructions Arrowhead (SCOT in 2 sections with twined linkings)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $11.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $5.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 5.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $6.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    This is a traditional design found on the camel girths of India's Thar Desert. The structure of this braid is SCOT (single-course oblique twining) with twined linkings.

    The step-by-step instructions include 10 pages of text and 27 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (6 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Arrowhead Braid Kit" and color names ($ 11.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Arrowhead Braid" ($5.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Arrowhead Braid" and color names ($6.00).

    Ply-Split Twined Interlinking Braid Instructions Twined Interlinking (twined linkings used exclusively)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $9.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $3.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $6.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    This braid uses a traditional ply-split technique called a twined linking. This technique involves two splittings with the same pair of cords: A splits B and then B splits A. When twined linkings are used exclusively, the result is a stretchy fabric, and the structure is called twined interlinking. Colors appear as stripes parallel to the selvedge.

    The step-by-step instructions include 6 pages of text and 14 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (6 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Twined Interlinking Braid Kit" and color names ($ 9.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Twined Interlinking Braid" ($3.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Twined Interlinking Braid" and color names ($6.00).

    Ply-Split Whirligig Braid Instructions Whirligig (Plain Oblique Twining)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $7.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $3.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $4.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    This design appears in the traditional camel girths of India's Thar Desert. A photo of a braid by Peter Collingwood which includes this design is shown on Plate 6 in his book The Techniques of Ply-Split Braiding. The structure of this braid is POT (plain oblique twining).

    The step-by-step instructions include 4 pages of text and 9 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (4 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Whirligig Braid Kit" and color names ($ 7.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Whirligig Braid" ($3.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Whirligig Braid" and color names ($4.00).

    Ply-Split Braided Twill Instructions Braided Twill (Plain Oblique Twining)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $11.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $4.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 4.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $7.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    A camel girth from India with this traditional design is shown on Plate 11 in The Techniques of Ply-Split Braiding by Peter Collingwood. The structure of this braid is POT (plain oblique twining).

    The step-by-step instructions include 8 pages of text and 22 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords from 10/2 perle cotton (7 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Braided Twill Braid Kit" and color names ($ 11.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Braided Twill Braid" ($4.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Braided Twill Braid" and color names ($7.00).

    Ply-Split Waffle Braid Instructions Waffle (POT using 2-ply, 2-color cords with a full twist between splittings)
    Ply-Split Braid on a Keyring

    Prices include shipping.
  • $9.00 ..... Kit with instructions, artist-made cords, and a keyring
  • $3.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $6.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    This contemporary design is made with 2-ply, 2-color cords, worked in POT (plain oblique twining) with a full twist between the splittings. This results in a braid in which Light is dominant on one side, and Dark on the other. The surface texture looks like a waffle.

    The step-by-step instructions include 6 pages of text and 13 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 2-ply, 2-color cords from 10/2 perle cotton (6 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice. Choose any colors from the color chart for cotton cords.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ply-split braid.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Waffle Braid Kit" and color names ($ 9.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Waffle Braid" ($3.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Braided Twill Braid" and color names ($6.00).

    Ply-Split Ornament Kits

    Ply-Split Spiral Ornament Instructions Spiral Ornament (shaped SCOT with long and short rows)
    Ply-Split Braid

    Prices include shipping.
  • $10.50 ..... Kit with instructions and artist-made cords
  • $3.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 3.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $7.50 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    This is an easy project which involves repeating just two rows of SCOT -- a long row, and a short row (where the penultimate cord is pulled through). This causes one selvedge of the braid to be shorter than the other, and the result is a spiral.

    The step-by-step instructions include 4 pages of text and 11 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords (55" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice, 3 cords from 10/2 perle cotton and 1 cord from a combination of cotton and metallic yarns. Choose any two colors from the color chart for cotton cords. Also choose the color for the cotton to be plied with gold metallic -- your choice of Gold, California Gold, or Beige as shown in the photo.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ornament).

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Spiral Ornament Kit" and color names ($ 10.50).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Spiral Ornament" ($3.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Spiral Ornament" and color names ($7.50).


    Ply-Split Star Ornament Instructions Star Ornament (shaped SCOT)
    Ply-Split Braid

    Prices include shipping.
  • $10.00 ..... Kit with instructions and artist-made cords
  • $4.00 ..... Instructions only, if you want to make your own cords.
  • PDF format $ 4.00 plus 5% PayPal transaction fee
  • $6.00 ..... Artist-made cords only, if you already have the instructions.

    Shortly after taking my first ply-splitting workshop with Peter Collingwood in 1993, I designed this ornament. The structure is SCOT (single-course oblique twining).

    The step-by-step instructions include 8 pages of text and 20 black-and-white photos.

    I will make 4-ply cords (6 cords, 27" long, 3/32" diameter) in the colors of your choice, 4 cords from 10/2 perle cotton and 2 cords from a combination of cotton and metallic yarns. Choose any two colors from the color chart for cotton cords. Also choose the yarn color for the cotton to be plied with the gold metallic -- your choice of Gold, California Gold, or Beige as shown in the photo.

    You will need a size 6 gripfid to make this ornament.

    Please choose from the following when ordering:

    The Kit, write "Star Ornament Kit" and color names ($ 10.00).
    Instructions only, write "Instructions only for the Star Ornament" ($4.00).
    Cords only, write "Cords for the Star Ornament" and color names ($6.00).

    Color Chart -- Cotton Cords for Ply-Splitting



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    This page updated August 27, 2015.