Michele O'Reilly


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I love thread and yarn of all kinds, shapes, and colors. I was introduced the Ply-Split Braiding from a friend, and immediately looked at it as a way to use my hand dyed threads in a new way.

Ply-Split Braiding comes from the Thar Desert in India, and was researched by Peter Collingwood. He published a text book and brought it to the textile community. I have been very fortunate to study with Julie Hedges who was one of his students. She opened many layers of possibilities which haven't stopped yet. I continue to work with all types of materials and am always looking for something new to try. I often dye my threads with multiple colors to see what happens to them in different patterns. I am also a weaver, knitter and a beginning spinner. I live by the ocean in the North Carolina Outer Banks.

Questions for Michele?  Email cheleoreilly@gmail.com

 

Workshops Available By Michele O'Reilly

Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
PLY-SPLIT BRAIDING BRACELETS - ARROWHEADS/SERPENTINE MISC 10/19/2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
PLY-SPLIT BRAIDING BRACELETS - WAVES/CHEVRON MISC 10/19/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
PLY-SPLIT BRAIDING BRACELETS - ZIGZAG/THUMBPRINTS MISC 10/20/2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
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