Monday, July 2, 2012
Primitive Skills - Cordage
Yucca filamentosa, I never really thought about the second part of that name, filamentosa, until I sat down to make cordage with the yucca plant. It is certainly filled with filament! Yucca, or sometimes called Adam's needle because of the sharp needle like point on the end makes very strong cordage, fairly quickly. First you scrape the green part of the leaf. We did this very quickly using a quarter.