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Cordmakers for Ply-Split Braiding

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Cordmaker from

3D cordmaker


Cordmaker from
Heart Forge Solutions







Cordmaker from Yarnebee
Yarnebee on Etsy.


Ready-Made Mercerized Cotton Cords

Each cord is 4-ply, Z-twisted, about 136 inches long, and about 3 mm (1/8 inch) diameter. This size is well suited to our medium-sized (4.5 mm) gripfid.

We offer 11 colors.  $3.50 each

Cord Cords




Deep Turquoise




Purple Passion






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Gripfids:  The fundmental tools for Ply-Split Braiding.Gripfid Set

Set of Three Gripfids. One each of Small, Medium, and Large Gripfids.


Small 3.75 mm Gripfid. Compare to #5 knitting needle.


Medium 4.5 mm Gripfid. Compare diameter to #7 knitting needle. This size is perfect for our pre-made cords.


Large 6.5 mm Gripfid.  Compare diameter to #10.5 knitting needle.




Books: Ply-Split Braiding

By Julies Hedges

Julie Hedges is a renowned expert on Ply-Split Braiding.  From her home in England she has travelled to Northwest India to study the origins of this art.. We strongly recommend that everyone interested in ply-split braiding use her introductory book as a guide to the fundamentals and a source of ply-splitting patterns.

These books are highly illustrated with color photographs.

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

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 Ply-split Braiding An Introduction


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.

Ply-split Braiding Further Techniques



Ply-Splitting in 3 Dimensions

An Introduction to making vessels and Sculptural Forms.


ply Split Braiding in Three Dimensions

Ply-Split Braided Jewellery

Ply Split Braiding Jewelry


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