Our Recommendations on what to buy as a beginning ply-splitter

  1. Four or more of our cotton cords in different colors.
  2. A Gripfid or a set of three Gripfids.
  3. Book, Ply-Split Braiding an Introduction.

See our Shopping Catalog for these and other items

Before buying any of these, read our page on "Getting Started in Ply-Split Braiding".

After you give it a try and find how much fun it is, you will ultimately want to come back to buy your own cord maker * and more advanced books.  Or you can take an intermediate step of buying more cords for larger projects like mats, necklaces, and baskets.

*Also known as Bradshaw cordmaker, cord twister, cord winder, or rope machine.