Come along to net making course beginning 26th April

posted Apr 11, 2021, 2:46 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Apr 11, 2021, 2:48 PM ]
Mike Dredge has kindly offered to run this course.  Mike writes:

'participants will need a couple of net needles – about 12- 15 cm and a cob of mending twine, about 9-12 ply.  Net needles are available from a range of sites on the Web at about $6 for a set of half a dozen (I have no idea of quality) and there are also a wide range of net repair twines on offer on the Web.  One site has 50 gm cobs of Kuralon for about $6, but they seem to have only 18 ply at the moment, which might be a bit heavy for what we’ll be doing.  Participants also will need to bring a good twine cutting shears or scissors, or a short bladed sharp knife.  I’d hope we could get through basic knotting techniques and repairs, patches and hanging nets.  Depending on how well we progress and how keen people are, we might have a look at taper cuts and sewing tapers.' 

A quick scout online reveals needles at  and twine at , and there are sure to be lots of other places.

 Pic from Wikipedia