SS11A Ply Split Braiding for Beginners - Guild

Summer School at the Guild

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An introduction to the techniques of Ply Split Braiding including how to make the special cords.  Ply splitting originated in India for making decorative camel harness.  It has spread to the rest of the world as a way to make strong yet light decorative bands for many uses including bag and guitar straps, hat bands and jewellery as well as 3D vessels.

Marilla has worked with textiles all her life, creating clothing, jewellery, and household items.  She has a fascination with knots and braiding and finds the varied options offered by ply splitting to be an excellent creative outlet. 

If COVID-19 restrictions are increased and the Guild must close this class will be presented online.

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What you will learn
  • Ply splitting is easy once you know what to do. You will learn the basic techniques which can be adapted to make an astonishing range of patterns and designs.
  • Written patterns have their own conventions and we will cover these, as well as where to find the patterns themselves.
  • Written patterns have their own conventions and we will cover these, as well as where to find the patterns themselves.
What you will get
  • Cords will be provided for you to use in class.
  • You will take home a sampler and the start of a project to finish at home, as well as patterns for other projects
  • You will have the opportunity to make your own cords, using a number of methods. If you have a cord-maker, fringe twister, or hair braider, bring them along .

What to bring
  • 8 ply cotton in 3 - 4 colours to make your own cords. Light to medium colours are easiest to work with.
  • Gripfids will be provided to use on the day and may be purchased for $25. If you already have a gripfid please bring it along to class.
What to wear

Comfortable clothing

Appropriate for

No previous experience necessary

The Guild's aim is to bring together those who practise handweaving, spinning and allied crafts and to help and encourage them to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills by discussion, demonstration, exhibition, teaching and the provision of quality resource materials.

Our Guild rooms house an excellent library and craft supply, sell members work and host a wonderful range of interest groups, classes and workshops.

We have members and affiliated groups throughout the state.

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Refund Policy

Cancellations and refunds

The Guild reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient numbers. If we cancel the workshop you will be notified and will be issued with a 100% refund.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop/course date the Guild will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days before the workshop/course date the Guild will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

No refunds for missed classes.

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