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p l y - s p l i t   b r a i d s

     

 

Workshops I teach a series of 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. There is an emphasis on yarn selection, structure, design and colour for wearable and sculptural pieces.

Workshops include:

An introduction to the techniques of Ply-Split Braiding
Development of Ply-Split Braiding Techniques
Ply-splitting in Three dimensions
Exploring Ply-split darning methods traditionally used by the Sarakatsani people of Greece
The design and use of decorative twisted cords

Workshop calendar for 2019

Saturday, 9 February, 2019
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions and cord making.

Sunday, 10 March 2019
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions and cord making.

Saturday, 4 May 2019
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions and cord making.

Saturday, 15 June 2019
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions and cord making.

Saturday,13 July, 2019
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions and cord making.

Workshops run from 10am-4pm. For details and booking please contact Julie in Shrewsbury, 01743 340701 juliehedges49@gmail.com

I will also be teaching Ply-Splitting workshops at the following venues in 2019.

Please contact the venue to make a booking.

13 March, Wednesday
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

The Museum of Carpet, Stour Vale Mill, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ.
www.museumofcarpet.org, Telephone: 01562 69028.

The following will be held in conjunction with the exhibition:

Soft Engineering: Textiles Taking Shape (Saturday 30 March - Sunday 23 June).
Whitchurch Silk Mill, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7AL, UK
http://whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk, Telephone: 01256 892065.

27 April, Saturday
Seminar- Soft Engineering: Textiles Taking Shape.

With Alison Ellen, Julie Hedges, Ann Richards and Deirdre Wood.

28 April, Sunday
Workshops - Introduction to Ply-Split Braiding,
Julie Hedges.
Knitting in 3D, Alison Ellen.
Weaving Taking Shape, Ann Richards and Deirdre Wood.

18 May, Saturday
Introduction to Ply-Split Braiding

The Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP
www.prm.ox.ac.uk, Telephone: 01865 270927.

Demonstrations and Talks I give a talk on ‘Ply–Split Braiding; From Camels to Contemporary Creations’ which covers my research on the colourful textiles and camel trappings from Rajasthan and Gujarat, North West India and the relationship between these and my developments in the ply-split braiding technique. I bring a good range of slides from my study visits to India and show my collection of animal-related Indian Textiles Regalia as well as my own ply-split braids and sculptures. I give a demonstration of cord making and Ply-Splitting. I am happy to tailor talks and workshops to your requirements.Teaching I regularly teach small groups in my studio.