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Wednesday 31 August 2011

Lime Bark Cordage

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!

1 comment:

  1. Cordage is one of the fields I still have a lot to learn and practice... so I look forward to your progress!