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Making rope from sisal fiber, an Edwardian Farm video clip

In the BBC series Edwardian Farm, archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and historian Ruth Goodman work on a British farm for an entire year in the manner that it would have been run during the Edwardian era (1901-1919). In this clip, they are making rope from sisal fiber.

After twisting three separate sisal fiber strands on an ancient style of rope walk, they use a ropemaker’s top, a cone-shaped wood with three grooves that help arrange the strands evenly before they’re twisted into a single rope.

making sisal fiber rope
twisting the rope
Watch more videos about ropes on TKSST.com, including how to make rope from grass.

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