Making Cordage from Nettles

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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

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You look like you have done this before

Si mclardy

October 2, 2018

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


December 3, 2018

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 =)

Seamus Ofoalain

May 3, 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.

Ron Carpenter

August 10, 2019

Can I use nettles for a bow string?

Mr. Truth

October 9, 2019

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


January 10, 2020

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

Cynthia Standley

January 13, 2020

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

T Innerste

February 10, 2020

or go to home depot

art vandelay

March 20, 2020