Found a big tough stalk of common mallow by the bay yesterday. Excited to mess with it and see if it can make good cordage like I heard :o

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If you live in the bay area or the mediterranean you'll likely have seen this fella!

Initial experiments seemed pretty successful! It's definitely tough fibrous material.

I haven't figured out a good way to get the fibres off of the inner pith, so I only had some pretty short strands to work with. 🌿

@tty ooh!!! I haven't experimented much with natural cordage but it looks so interesting!

@sunflower_avenue It is! I don't really know what I'm doing, just that:

a) the fibrous parts need be removed from the pith
b) you can make cordage using the "reverse wrap technique"

I try to be observant when I'm out walking, and touch plants a bit to see which give me the impression they have a really fibrous body. 🌿

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