Saturday, 26 May 2007

Ply-split Workshop

( a 3D ply-split flower by Julie Hedges)
In April we had a wonderful workshop and lecture from the very talented textile artist Julie Hedges.
Julie's lecture was fascinating which took us through the history of ply-split braiding and Julie's trip to India to work with local artisans who still carry on the tradition.

We then had a two day workshop where Julie took us through several practice pieces from her book and we learned to make cords with cord winders.

It was a very inspiring weekend and now the Guild owns its own cord winder we can continue to explore this fascinating technique.

(Samples made during the workshop)

(work in progress - using a grip fid)

(cord winding)