Ply-split braiding is a craft that originated in Northern India where its as used to make animal harnesses and adornments. Contemporary braiders may use the technique to make jewelry, baskets, key chains, coasters, etc. Braiding utilizes a cord winder to make cords, and small tools to produce the desired item. The group owns two cord winders and supplies the tools for a small fee. Cotton yarn or raffia and various other yarns are used to make the cords.
The Guild has a small group of braiders who meet monthly, usually on the fourth Wednesday from September to May. Meeting times may vary to suit group schedules. Meetings may include learning a new braiding technique, working on group of individual projects, mentoring new members, etc. The group is small, informal, and open to all.