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Split Ply Braiding Workshop

12 November 2011 - Split Ply Braiding Workshop with Norma Adams

After a brief introduction to this technique, Norma showed the group a range of samples based on the ‘wave pattern’ braid which has attractive shape and movement to it. Members used a variety of plied threads: very fine cotton, jute, sisal, and chunky synthetic yarn and one member's own spun and random-dyed sheep’s wool to great effect. Norma demonstrated a couple of variations on the ‘wave pattern’ - ‘oriental waves’ & ‘cogs’.

Some members also experimented with their own creative ideas.

split ply braids 

doing some braiding  the finished results