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

Ply-split Spiral Ornaments

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

This is an easy project for beginners, worked in SCOT (single-course oblique twining).

In 2000, Casey Conzatti, then a 12-year-old student at DaVinci Arts Middle School in Portland, Oregon, figured out the sequence for creating a spiral ply-split braid. She told me, "I noticed what was happening and I just kept repeating it."

My design for this ornament starts with a folded cord to make a loop. Alternating short rows with long rows of SCOT makes one selvedge shorter than the other, resulting in a spiral.

Kits for Ply-Split Braids and Ornaments

This page updated on June 14, 2013.