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    May 14, 2016 – Becky Jensen

Picture this: You are going mildly crazy wondering how to stay sane for a month as you recover from surgery; contemplating an upcoming 14 hour flight to China; or looking for a way not to fret as you take your college freshman by car to college 1500 miles away. The solution – ply-split braiding! It keeps your hands busy, you can easily complete a small project in a few hours, and you feel like you are being productive all with a bit of cord and a grip fid that fit almost neatly in your pocket. After this three hour class you’ll have the basics down and be able to follow directions and pictures to make a couple different items.

There will be a supply fee – perle cotton (in 10/2 or 5/2) in 3 to 5 colors, or $10. I will make cords for the workshop. In order to have colors each person likes, I will accept payment in perle cotton – enough for twice the number of cords needed for the workshop, or about a total of 400 (5/2) or 800 (10/2) yards; the participant gets one set, I keep the other (think of it as a way to clear your stash of small amounts that you can’t use!). The yarn can be different colors, but there needs to be at least 80 yds for 5/2 and 160 yds of 10/2 per cord. All the cords for a participant must be the same size; being from the same manufacturer is good for consistency sake. Yarn must delivered by the April meeting in order for me to have time to make the cords.

If a participant wants to keep the gripfid, there will be a $10 fee. I will have plenty available for use at the workshop, so they do not need to be purchased.

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