How Hemp Rope is Made!
Hemp rope has been around a long long time, some of the earliest dated hemp rope found is from 600 BCE and was found in Russia! Over history it became the most commonly used type of rope until Hemps popularity decline in the 1930s.
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a do-it-yourself-er. I like to try doing things on my own at least once before I turn to purchasing it so I thought it would be fun to look into how hemp rope is actually made! It turned out much more interesting than I thought it would be! While I probably won’t be making all the hemp rope I need from here on out, seeing how things were done when hemp rope was an everyday item was definitely interesting!
I got my instructions from Grow & Make, they can be found here: https://www.growandmake.com/make-hemp-rope/
Separate the hemp fibers or unwind the hemp yarn and cut into lengths approximately twice as long as the desired length of the rope. Continue cutting until you have a bundle of fibers approximately half the size of the diameter of rope you’d like to make.
Grab the bundle of fibers and fold it in half, securing the fold by placing a dowel rod through the resultant loop and into the ground. Smooth the fibers of this bundle down by running your hand along the length of the cord.
Divide the bundle in two, holding half the fibers in your left hand and half the fibers in your right.
Twist each bundle clockwise until the cord you are creating begins to kink and loop. Pull as hard as you can while twisting.
Twist the two cords together, wrapping one over the other in a counterclockwise motion, to form a rope.
Secure the ends with overhand knots beginning with the end in your hands. Once the first end is tightly tied, slip the rope off the dowel rod and tie it as well.
To make a cable, repeat steps 2 through 6 and twist the two ropes together. This process can be repeated as many times as you like, making thicker, stronger cables as you go.
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