Rope-making

Demonstrator: Les Husell, Åland
Date and time: Saturday 10 – 15.30

Rope-making is one of mankind´s oldest inventions and can, together with knots, be considered true corner stones of our civilization.

You will learn about the history of rope-making and be given an opportunity to make a traditional rope out of natural fibres. You can see the entire process, from the working of the fibre to the actual making of the rope. Hemp, flax and jute are used to make the ropes.