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New to Ply-split Braiding?        
See Getting Started in Ply-split Braiding .

Customer Service First!  Let us know if you need wholesale or class quantities, rush orders, international orders, or special handling. E-mail: PSB-tools @ louisefrench.com

Gripfids  for Ply-Split Braiding

Gripfids for Ply-Split Braiding

Our Gripfids for ply-split braiding based on our original innovative design are handmade in my studio/workshop . They have small smooth tips that split cords easily, and a burr-free plated surface that glides smoothly through the work piece. The gripper vee-groove is designed to be effective but light so that the cord is removed without extra motion or tugging. They have a small knob on the end for comfortable use.  The standard length is about 4 inches. Many diameters and lengths are possible, but three sizes are available from stock. E-mail us if you need something special or quantities of 10 or more.

Questions?  E-mail us at PSB-tools @ louisefrench.com

Purchase  Gripfids
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Our Gripfids are made in the USA

Standard Sizes  $11.00 each Or a set of three sizes for $30

The standard length is about 4 inches.  E-mail us for quantity discounts on orders of 10 or more Gripfids. PSB-tools @ louisefrench.com.  

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Set of Three Gripfids.  One each of Small, Medium, and Large Gripfids.
  GFSET3 Made in USA.

$30.00

bulletSmall 3.7 mm Gripfid. Suitable for 4-ply cords made from 8 strands of 10/2 pearl cotton or equivalent.  (Cord up to about 3/32 inch [2.5 mm] diameter.) Compare to # 5 knitting needle. GF37 Made in USA.

$11.00

bulletMedium 4.5 mm Gripfid. SuSuitable for 4-ply cords made from 16 strands of 10/2 pearl cotton or equivalent or 8 strands of 5/2 pearl cotton or equivalent.  (Cord up to about 5/32 inch [3.5 mm] diameter.) Compare to #7 knitting needle. We recommend this size for general use and beginners. GF45 Made in USA.

$11.00

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Large 6.5 mm Gripfid.  Suitable for 4-ply cords made from 16  strands of 3/2 pearl cotton or equivalent .  (Cord up to about 7/32 [5 mm] inch diameter.)  Compare to #10.5 knitting needle. GF65 Made in USA.

$11.00

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Cord Makers Powered by Electric Drill 

We offer two 4-hook cordmakers, 

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Bradshaw Model 15 Cord Maker 

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TrilliumQ4TM Cord Maker 

Which should you choose? 

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To make cords for braiding, decorative trims, and embellishments, the new TrilliumQ4 Cord Maker functions much the same as the Bradshaw Cord Maker, but has larger hooks and is made of lighter weight materials. Either cordmaker will serve you well! 

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For international customers, we recommend the Bradshaw Cord Maker in case of accidental damage (most commonly dropping with drill attached, or failure to lubricate).  This may be also be the best choice for cord makers shared at guild as accidental damage is slightly more likely when multiple users are a factor.  Replacement parts can be self-installed in the Bradshaw, but the entire TrilliumQ4 head must be returned for needed repair. 

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For heavy, stiff rope making from jute, hemp or similar materials, these cord makers are NOT recommended.  . These materials may bend the hooks when tightly twisted and will void any warranty.

Prices for either cordmaker includes the cordmaker head and outend with hooks. An electric drill and drill holder are not included. Both cord-makers are made in the USA. For more information  on making cords with either cordmaker see Cord Making for Ply-Split Braiding.
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       Bradshaw 4-hook Model 15 Cordmaker with outend and instructions.
Requires a 1/4 inch or larger variable speed reversible electric drill, not included.

$174

   TrilliumQ4TM Cordmaker with outend and instructions                  .
Requires a 3/8 inch (10 mm) or larger variable speed reversible electric drill, not included

$119

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Four books by Julie Hedges  

Ply-split Braiding, an introduction by Julie Hedges  Julie Hedges Ply-split Braiding, Further Techniques    

   

Julie Hedges' book: Ply-Split Braiding, An introduction to designs in single course twining; including methods for Waves, Zigzags, Basket Weave Designs and Cordmaking

Clear step-by-step instructions, together with excellent color illustrations, make this book a user-friendly introduction to the craft of ply-split braiding.

Julie Hedges' book: Ply-Split Braiding, Further Techniques

Detailed instructions on advanced techniques including Ply-Split Darning, Single Course Oblique Twining, Plain Oblique Twining, and Ply-Split Hexagons.

Julie Hedges' book: Ply-Splitting in 3 Dimensions An Introduction to making vessels and Sculptural forms 

64 pages, more than 250 Color Diagrams, Figures and Gallery images, Spiral bound.  

Julie Hedges' book: Ply-Split Braided Jewellery
                                        Chokers and Tubes
                                        Roses & Crosses and Hexagon Bracelets

The designs in this book are developments of designs introduced in Julie Hedges' earlier books, listed above.  The emphasis of this briefer book is jewelry: neckpieces, bracelets, and earrings.  Please note that it is helpful to have one of Julies Hedges' earlier books to fully understand the notations used in this book.


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Book: Ply-Split Braiding, An Introduction by Julie Hedges Published in the UK 
(48 pages including color photos and illustrations - 2006). ISBN-13: 9780955418709


$32.00

 

bulletBook: Ply-Split Braiding, Further Techniques by Julie Hedges Published in the UK 
(80 pages including color photos and illustrations, Spiral bound - 2011). ISBN-13: 9780955418716


$42.00

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Book: Ply-Splitting in 3 Dimensions by Julie Hedges Published in the UK 
(64 pages including color photos and illustrations, Spiral bound - 2013). ISBN-13:
978-0955418723 


$42.00

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Book: Ply-Split Braided Jewellery by Julie Hedges Published in the UK 
(14 pages including color photos and illustrations. New developments built on the above publications, Paperback- 2015) ISBN-13:
978-0955418730 


$19.00

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Julie Hedges books  are  printed in the UK

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Ready-made Pearl Cotton Cords

 

Our cords are made from UKI Supreme pearl (mercerized) cotton yarn. Each cord is 4-ply Z-twisted to 15% take-up and is about 136 inches long. Cord diameter is approximately 3 mm (1/8 inch). This size is well suited to our medium-sized (4.5 mm) gripfid. Cord colors correspond to the UKI Supreme cotton yarn colors (see their color chart). 

We offer Z-twist cords in eleven colors:  For details click here

Colors may vary from the ones that appear on your computer monitor

 

Lipstick $3.25 each
Royal $3.25 each
Purple Passion $3.25 each
Periwinkle $3.25 each
Quarry $3.25 each
Scarab  $3.25 each
Deep Turquoise $3.25 each
 
Pistachio $3.25 each
Daffodil  $3.25 each
White $3.25 each
Black $3.25 each
 

You may specify the quantity of each color on the shopping cart screen after clicking "Add to Cart"; 
"Continue Shopping" to add another color.

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