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Natural cordage

Learn to process plants into functional cordage.

  • 15 British pounds
  • Witton park

Service Description

In modern society string, rope and cordage is cheap and commonplace. Everyone will no doubt have a ball of parcel twine somewhere in their house, if not a spool of general purpose rope in the shed. Failing that, you've almost always got your shoelaces with you right? However throughout human history, cordage has been a valuable and useful commodity. From great thick hawsers for mooring ships, to finely processed gut thread for stitching wounds, the stuff has always been an essential for anyone trying to accomplish almost any practical task. While you may be able to cheaply and easily acquire an enourmous reel from any hardware shop, you may feel that this takes some of the fun out of it! In this class you will learn how to process a variety of plants to produce a workable fibre for cordage making, we will then have a go at making our own cordage using material I have collected. Once you have learned the technique, you can apply it to almost anything, I've made usable cordage with everything from blades of grass to paper napkins! This class is open to those 11+, however anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an appropriate adult that is also attending the class. I feel that the outdoors should be accessible for everyone and strive to make my sessions inclusive, so if you feel that this class may be made more accessible to you then please get in touch and we can discuss how to accomodate your requirements.

Contact Details


Lancashire, UK

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