We went out to a place we know to get some lime bark to make cordage from
We stripped the bark from a Lime branch and kept the wood for future use, the bark comes off in great long strips
Tied up in coils to bring back home to ret
Most people say you have to put it in a river to ret, but anybody who knows anything about bacterial retting will know that this can cause extreme damage to an aquatic environment, so it's best to find either a stagnant pond or put it in a barrel (which we have done)..
With the summer drawing to a close the bacterial action will have slowed so it may take a few weeks to ret properly, I'll update the post when it's done!