Ply-Splitting Bibliography

Note. Entries which are not followed by comments in brackets have not been consulted but, being cited by authorities on the subject, are included for the sake of completeness.

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Collingwood, Peter, The Techniques of Ply-Split Braiding. Ib Bellew, London, 1999. ISBN 1 85725 133 4. Hardback, 208 pages with 196

diagrams. 120 full-page plates of Indian examples plus Collingwood's invented samples, all in black/white. Jacket with colour photos over a
red cloth binding.
---. "Ply-Split Braiding (POT)." Weavers Magazine. XRX Publications, 1995, Issue 29, pp. 46-51. Practical instructions with illustrations of
Indian girths. and many diagrams.
---. "Ply-Split Braiding Part II (TLOI)." Weavers Magazine. XRX Publications, 1996, Issue 32, pp. 46-49, Practical instructions with
illustrations of Indian girths. and many diagrams.
---. "Single Course Oblique Twining." Weavers Magazine.XRX Publications, 1998, Issue 42, pp. 56-59. Practical instructions with
illustrations of Indian girths. and many diagrams.
---. "Split the Difference." A big illustrated article in HALI Magazine. (to be published in 2001). Describing all the camel-related PS articles,
history, small amount of technique. Many photos from his Rajasthan research.

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Evers, Inge, "Twijnsplitsen, herleving van een eeuwenoude techniek afkomstig uit India", Handwerken zonder Grenzen, September 1986.

Beukers & Beukers Tijdschriften en Boeken BV. Zaltbommel, the Netherlands. pp 33-40. Brief history, description of techniques for cord
making and TLOI based on course she attended in Liverpool by Peter Collingwood(1983) and advertising a course he was to give in
Holland in 1987, photo's of camel, some girths and of her own experiments.

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French, Louise and Walker, Barbara J. "Portable Addictive: Ply-Splitting" WeaveZine, December 2008.

Introductory article on the web.

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Harvey, Virginia Isham. "Split-Ply Twining." Threads in Action, Monograph Series Issue I, HTH Publishers, Freeland, WA, 1976. Paperback, 46

pages with many black and white photos drawings.
---. "Split-Ply Twining - An Update, Parts 1 and 2." Interweave Press White Papers, 1981. Details gleaned since the author's original
book; photos of Kay Sekimachi's work, analysis of horse bridle and a back-strap (PS darning).

Hedges, Julie. "Making Waves." Strands, The Braid Society (England), Issue 5, 1998, p. 16-20.
---. "Making Waves". World of Embroidery (England), May 2000, p. 137-139. (See her work under "Julie Parry" below.)
---. Ply-Split Braiding: An Introduction to Designs in Single Course Twining, Julie Hedges Books, Bromsgrove, 2006. ISBN 0-9554187-0-4. Paperback, 48 pages, with numerous diagrams and full-colour photos

Hendrickson, Linda. Great SCOT! A Beginnerís Guide to Ply-Split Braids in Single Course Oblique Twining. Paperback,

28 pages. Introduction to Single Course Oblique Twining. Self published .
---. "Ply-Split Braiding: Adventures with SCOT." Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Bulletin (Canada), Vol. 41,
No. 1, Spring 1998, p. 12-15. Photo of SCOT braids on the cover.
---. Review of The Techniques of Ply-Split Braiding by Peter Collingwood. Reviewed by Linda Hendrickson. Weaver's Magazine, Issue 42, Winter 1998, p. 64.
__. "Star Ornaments in Ply-Split Braiding" Handwoven, Sept/Oct 2001, p. 30-32.
__. "Ply-Split Garlic Basket" DVD, forty-seven minutes, a lesson on making a ply-split basket.
__. with Lisa Conte. "Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Ply-Split Fiber Sculpture" Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery 2004. Paperback, 40 pages. This is the catalog for the first exhibition of contemporary
ply-splitting held in America, October 2-November 14, 2004, in Portland, Oregon. The exhibition was organized by Lisa Conte and Linda Hendrickson, and features the work of 11 invited artists, and 14
juried artists. The catalog includes a page for each artist with their statement and a photo of their work. This is a lovely catalog, and an important document in the history of ply-splitting.
__. Demonstrates making Ply-Split cords" on You Tube, 2008.

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Norman, Ann. An Introduction to the Tibetan Twister. self-published, 1999; 22 page booklet showing in great detail how to make and use this
amazingly low-tech piece of apparatus.
---. "The Story of the Tibetan Twister." Strands, Braid Society Journal. A shortened form of above (3 pages).

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Parry, Julie (now Hedges), "Basic Technique: Making Cords." Embroidery, Autumn, 1991. Short illustrated article describing the use of the

four-hook twister, at that date called the Craftex Cabler; this was the original model, invented and made by Mr. Nellist.

Potts, Margaret. An Introduction to Simple Ply-Splitting. Eight page pamphlet printed by author. ? date. Making and using 2/ply cords for narrow

belts in SCOT and PS darning.

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Quick, Betsy D. and Stein, Judith A. Ply-Split Camel Girths of West India. Museum of Cultural History (now the Fowler Museum), University of

California, Los Angeles, Pamphlet Series, Volume 1, Number 7, 1982. Paperback, 64 pages with many black and white photos and
drawings.

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