TOP 3 CORDAGE CLASS

Learn how to identify and harvest natural fiber for rope making from the top 3 cordage plants in North America: Stinging Nettle, Dogbane, and Milkweed!

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Student Reviews

  • So doable

    Linda Dillon

    I really enjoyed this course on making rope from plants. I have done this in the past beginning with the soda straw paper. It's exciting to know this skill...

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    I really enjoyed this course on making rope from plants. I have done this in the past beginning with the soda straw paper. It's exciting to know this skill because you never know when you'll need it.

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  • love making Natural Cordage

    James Mastin mastin

    easy to understand and follow. Could not be happier with course

    easy to understand and follow. Could not be happier with course

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    WELCOME
    • Welcome to Cordage Class!
    • Materials Discussion
    • Identification Fact Sheet Downloads (PDF)
  • 2
    Identification & Harvest
    • Identification: Stinging Nettle
    • Harvest: Stinging Nettle
    • Identification: Milkweed
    • Harvest: Milkweed
    • Identification: Dogbane
    • Harvest: Dogbane
  • 3
    Fiber Processing
  • 4
    Weaving into Cord
    • Reverse Wrap Technique
  • 5
    BONUS CORDAGE PLANT
    • BONUS Cordage Plant that's probably growing in your landscaping right now!
  • 6
    Final Thoughts
    • Next Steps

Meet your Instructor(s)

  • Creek Stewart

    Wilderness Survival Instructor

    Creek Stewart

    Creek Stewart is a Wilderness Survival Instructor, Author, and Television Host. He currently hosts the hit show SOS HOW TO SURVIVE on The Weather Channel and is the owner of Willow Haven Outdoor Survival School in Central Indiana.