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Cordage basics

Cordage basics
14 July, 2020

Cordage basics

The basics of cordage

In this workshop, we will be discussing the basics of cordage, and teach you the skills to make cordage yourself from natural resources. Cordage can be made from a wide range of natural materials. Commonly used materials are the stems of the stinging nettle and the bark of several species of trees, including the willow and the lime tree. Cordage finds many usages throughout crafting and day-to-day use. An area in which cordage is widely used is passive hunting. Prime examples of this are snares and traps, as well as lines for fishing. 

Timetable: 8 may 2021 at 9:30 am
Duration: The workshop will last 4 hours

Take the following with you:

Own knife

About The Speaker

I am Gijs Staghouwer. I have been interested in nature for as long as I can remember, and since I discovered Bushcraft I feel at home. In February of 2018 I started a year-long education at Living by Nature. I finished that education in September 2019 with a final expedition to Sweden.

In the education I became acquainted with many subjects and crafts that came to light in the program. Particularly interesting and fun to me was the ‘bow crafting’, but I am also growing more appreciative of tanning leather. The fact that I am able to create my own clothing with this skill completes the picture for me. Read more >

Sessions by Gijs Staghouwer

7 may 2021 - WORKSHOP
8 may 2021 - WORKSHOP