Tablet Weaving and Ply-Splitting Books, Tools & Kits
8-Pointed Star Ply-Split Basket Kit
from the book How to Make Ply-Split Baskets by Linda Hendrickson
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Learn the techniques of ply-splitting by making this ply-split basket. To order a kit for this basket with artist-made cords, detailed instructions, and step-by-step photos, please see my Kits for Ply-Split Baskets page. You can order the cords only, if you already have the instructions, or order the instructions only if you want to make your own cords.
8-Pointed Star Ply-Split Basket Description:
In the 8-Pointed Star ply-split basket, cords in the base are perpendicular to each other, and split following a pattern graph to create the design. Background cords are strung on a knitting needle so they are aligned vertically. Design cords are added one at a time. Every splitting involves a Dark and a Light cord, and cords are split to match the pattern graph. The sides are worked in POT (plain oblique twining) with extra twist between the splittings. A long cord creates a rim. It circles the basket 4 times, as cord ends are pulled through it. Finished dimensions: 3-1/4" tall x 9" wide.
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This page created on January 30, 2011, and updated June 9, 2013.