J u l i e  H e d g e s  
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 2017/2018

9 September 2017
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions

7 October 2017
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions

4 November 2017
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions

9 Dec 2017
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions

3 February 2018
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions

10 March 2018
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions

21 April 2018
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions

19 May 2018
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions

23 June 2018
Introduction & Developments in Ply-Split Braiding

including designs in 3 dimensions

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

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.