Julie Hedges - Braids and decorative cords

I design and make wearable and sculptural pieces, mainly using the ply-splitting technique.

The importance of yarn selection, cord making and use of colour in relation to structure is vital to my textiles, and I particularly enjoy working in linen, hemp and cotton.

The growth, structure, patterns and colours found in plants and natural forms all influence my work.

  • Shows 2024

  • Date:22 June - 13 July 2024
  • Name:The Braid Society 30th Anniversary Exhibition
  • Venue:Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick TD9 9EN


  • Julie Hedges braiding


    One, two and five-day workshops in ply-splitting, ranging from an introduction to some of the basic methods to developments of the technique in two and three dimensions.

  • Books

    Books to get you started.

  • Gallery

    Browse the gallery to discover the beauty of ply-split braiding.

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