Woven bark fiber

I made a rough type of textile from bark fibre. This is the same tree I use for making cordage though I don’t know its name. It has been raining a lot here lately (the video also shows how well the hut stands up to rain) and this caused a large wattle tree to fall down taking a few smaller trees with it. One of the trees was the type I use for fibre. So I stripped the bark from it and divided it into thinner strips back at the hut.
I spun the fibre strips into a rough yarn using a drop spindle. The drop spindle was basically the spindle and fly wheel I used in the pump drill video I made a while ago. A small stick was tied to the top of the drop spindle to act as a hook to make sure the fibres spun. I tied bark strips to the spindle and spun the spindle so it twisted the strip. When one strip ran out a new strip was added and twisted into the thread.

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+6 1. Natan_el_Tigre commented 8 years ago

I will be looking forward to his fireplace screen solution!
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+12 2. woschman commented 8 years ago

This dude would survive everything..
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+5 3. Meggey commented 8 years ago

That has a better roof seal than my house!
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+4 4. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

Who is this guy, a young Tarzan? One spark from that fire and the mat would be blazing. :S
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+7 5. MindTrick commented 8 years ago

I need to know where this guy lives, in case of an apocalypse. He never fails to impress me :)
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+3 6. Klemm commented 8 years ago

Clayman is back!
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+7 7. cameramaster commented 8 years ago

In the next episode I fully expect to see that he's dyed the "fabric"...and made himself a Kilt ;-)
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+5 8. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

#7 I think he's technically more advanced than that more likely a three piece suit. ;)
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+3 9. cameramaster commented 8 years ago

#8...WHAT? with all those pleats?...naaaa
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+4 10. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

#7, #8, #9 Don't need to see him make one, too long of a video...wouldn't mind see him wear one though >:)
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+2 11. kirkelicious commented 8 years ago

A loin cloth would make this so much more authentic...
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+1 12. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

#11 Yes, even more than a kilt ;)
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0 13. buckleg08 commented 4 years ago

has he reached bronze?:P