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Holiday Sale

Hand Crafted Gifts

December 9 & 10, 2016

Louise's weaving plus articles from 
three additional artists 
including jewelry, painting, photography, and more.

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Ply-Split Braiding

 -The Techniques of Ply-Split Braiding 

 Getting Started in Ply-Split Braiding

Video:  My favorite Ply-Split Braided pieces

Video: Making a "Wave" braid

Video: Making twisted cords

Making Twisted Cords for Ply-splitting     

          Video: Making cords with a Drill-powered Cordmaker

Our recommendations

Our recommendation for what to purchase
        as a beginning ply-splitter

Tools and Supplies
Gripfids 3 standard sizes, special sizes possible
           Video:  What is a Gripfid?

Ready-Made Cords 4-Ply cotton cords in a variety of colors
Cord Makers    

- Bradshaw Cordmaker 

- TrilliumQ4TM Cordmaker 


Classes and Teachers


Louise is teaching at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota

Beginning Ply-Split Braiding November 11, 2016 and April 8, 2017 





Basket-for-WGM-class.jpg (232235 bytes)Another Dimension to Ply-Split Braiding: Exploring Vessels  April 22, 2017 


Ply-Split Braiding Gallery

Weaving Gallery


Weaving and Ply-split Braiding articles

Warping Instructions "Warping Back to Front"  Download









Louise French Handweaver LLC
Contact Louise by e-mail at louise @ louisefrench.com               
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