Ply-Split Braided Basket
Fridays, February 2 & 9, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
contrast to most basket techniques, in ply split braiding the
elements pass through one another rather the over and under them.
This technique offers a variety of color and structure choices that
are difficult to achieve with other materials. In the first session,
you will learn the basics and begin a basket. You will do some work
outside of class to complete your project, and on the second session
we will address any problems or questions.
Ply-Split Braided Necklace
October 23, 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Bear Center for the Arts
braiding is an interlacement technique found in northwest India,
where men make girths, bags, and other accessories for camels. We
use this technique to make decorative pieces such as necklaces,
bracelets, belts and vessels. In this class you will learn the
basics of ply-splitting by making a key ring fob, and then move on
to a necklace.
Bands with a Purpose
Split Braiding adds a new and portable textile art to your weaving,
spinning or dyeing world. This technique uses yarns you probably
have in your stash and can create fascinating embellishments and
additions to your textile wardrobe. Learn by making a multicolored
band to be used as a key fob or luggage tag. This technique can then
be reapplied and enhanced to make necklaces, purse straps, baskets
and even more.
offers Individual and small group teaching at her home studio in Minnesota.
is customized to the student needs. Sample topics include:
Another Dimension to Ply-Split Braiding: Exploring Vessels