Rope & Arrow Making

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Rope Making

An Introduction to Ropemaking

During a visit, the interactive demonstration includes the following:-

  • Information about where it all starts

    • Plants - natural product, sustainable and recyclable

    • Where the plants come from

  • Introduction to the Flax plant

  • Processing the plant - using wooden tools

    • Flax break; Scutching; Combing; Spinning

  • Making Cordage - using hand driven spinner

  • Make Rope from Cordage - using hand driven rope machine

  • Group & Individual Activities to follow the demonstration

  • Finished Product

Flax Plant - Linum usitatissimum

Dried Flax

Arrow Making

An Introduction to Arrow Making

During a visit, the interactive demonstration includes the following:-

  • Information about the History of Arrows and their uses.

  • Use basic tools to create an arrow shaft

  • Cut a knock

  • Add traditional feathers

  • Fletching the feathers to the shaft