Setting a sail: Knarr, sea off Yorkshire 1264


A first time for some of the crew and the rope handling was a bit dodgy. I have sent them back out to practice.

The sail here is made of squares made from plant stem fiber thrashed and combed into a whispy cloud of long strings of stem, formed into thread using a drop spindle, and then weaved into rectangles of cloth (a mix probably a bit rougher than linen). 


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