Tuesday, 18 December 2012

The Softest Cordage

I think this is the softest cordage I've ever made, yet despite it's velvety feel, it's still incredibly strong.

The raw material i used to make this cordage?, the inner bark of the Redwood tree, when i was out with Rockmonkey last week, i collected some good sized lengths of bark from a dead standing tree, some of these pieces were a good 4 to 5 ft in length and once processed and cleaned up, make an amazing cordage, you have to be careful when spinning it up, as a single strand it's incredibly weak, but spin it into two ply string and the strength kicks in, but it retains it's suppleness and it's very soft, strong and if you make enough of it, long.

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