Monday, 31 December 2007

Lime Bark Cordage

Having processed the Lime bark I have now been making some cordage. Lime bark has long been used for cordage and rope. The latin name of Small-leaved Lime is Tilia cordata (cordata meaning cord).

The cord in the picture below demonstrates different sizes of cords for a variety of uses; starting with a fine cord suitable for sewing and progresses through various sized cords, terminating with a piece of rope.

This cord has been made using the twisting method. Here is a closeup

This fishing line I am making is platted however.

Here in this closeup you can see the three strand platting

1 comment:

torjusgaaren said...

Love the Cordage!

Happy new year!