Gripfid

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The gripfid is an invention of knotting expert Stuart Grainger.[1] It is a small knotter's fid with an added "grip", a hollow shaft that ends near the point with a vee that acts as a jamming cleat.

A Gripfid tool being used to pull a cord in ply-split braiding.

For ply-split braiding the point separates plies, and another cord is tucked into the hollow shaft of the gripfid and pulled back through the split cord. Although a latchhook may be used instead of a gripfid, the latter is much preferred.[2][3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stuart Grainger, Knotted Fabrics (ISBN 0-9530398-0-3), pages 71–74
  2. ^ Peter Collingwood, "The Techniques of Ply-split Braiding" (ISBN 0-9625586-9-9)
  3. ^ "Tools for Ply-split Braiding"https://www.louisefrench.com/techniques/techniques.html
  4. ^ "Making Gripfids" http://www.louisefrench.com/making_gripfids.htm
  5. ^ "How to Make a Gripfid for Ply-Splitting" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e9-t9aXa6M
  6. ^ "Tools for Tablet Weaving and Ply-Splitting" http://www.lindahendrickson.com/tools.htm