Press one end against the cord, and roll tightly between your thumb and fingers. Safety glasses.
Making Cords for Ply-Split Braiding. Once the yarn is overtwisted, fold it twice so that you have four plies.
Clear step-by-step instructions, together with excellent color illustrations, make this book a user-friendly introduction to the craft of ply-split braiding.
Keep the yarn under tension at all times.
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Then fold the yarn again in the same way, making four strands stretching between the drill and outend. My Account Contact Us. Ply-Split Braiding. Cordmaking takes time, but allows you to control the fiber, amount and direction of twist, diameter, and colors.
And our own gallery. See Making Cords for Ply-split Braiding for a video, and a survey of cord making methods.
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Here are some links to get you started: Classes are typically offered by weaving or basketry guilds, or offered in local yarn shops as one or two day classes.
Here is a list classes as found in an internet search: Click here for cordmaking terms. Weavershand Ply-Split Galleries.
Hand-operated 4-hook twisters are also available. Pattern is formed by the placement of cord color and the order in which they are split. Sharing between friends or at a guild is a good idea.
Pattern is created by the order of the split cords and the colors of those cords.