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Making Cordage from Nettles ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Naturalist John Rhyder shows us the techniques to make cordage using nettles - from the initial preparation of the plant fibres through to the `twist and clamp` process ensuring the nettle `string` has the strength and flexibility required. http://www.woodcraftschool.co.uk An Adliberate film http://www.adliberate.co.uk for WoodlandsTV http://www.woodlands.co.uk/tv

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 8 December, 2014

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29 comments so far

Si mclardy
October 2, 2018

You look like you have done this before

December 3, 2018

beautiful! so enjoyable, and so well-produced. loved it.

Seamus Ofoalain
May 3, 2019

Great tip, i rate it, as i learned something, here is my 1st twines experience, but i will give this a go, and a mancunians humble thanks,
So thats a thanks from us manc's =)

Ron Carpenter
August 10, 2019

I grow nettles in a container, but mine don't look exactly like yours. Mine have fairly skinny leaves while yours are fatter. Is there a difference in the European and North American variety? Thanks for the helpful information.

Mr. Truth
October 9, 2019

Can I use nettles for a bow string?

January 10, 2020

Useful knowledge to have come the impending apocalypse and societal breakdown!

Cynthia Standley
January 13, 2020

Not sure it's impending; think it might be here.

T Innerste
February 10, 2020

hi im growing nettles for spinning. do you know how it was softened? or was it used for rope and canvass?

art vandelay
March 20, 2020

or go to home depot

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