My interest this week was leather working. We had some leather from an old sofa that Mummy wanted cut up and kept for an occasion like this. I made some twine by cutting the leather in a circle like this:
I also made some laces by cutting a rectangle of leather into thin strips:
With the twine I made some rope by plaiting it. I did this by tying three pieces of twine together and plaiting it how mothers plait their daughter’s hair. I had help from Mummy to do this:
I decided that before I would make the ladder I would learn to make a few different types of knots. I made an impromptu dagger from pieces of wood from the garden. I attached them together using the timber hitch to fasten the twine to the sticks and then used diagonal strapping to hold the two sticks firmly together. These are the knots I will be using to make my ladder next week:
I will hopefully be using the rope I made for other projects from my SAS survival book.