Learn to Make Cordage | Ontario

Demonstrations & Lessons on making cordage from wild plants.


Learn to make cordage from the fibre of plants and trees around you. 

Learn what type of plants make the best cordage.

Learn the art of when to collect and how to prepare the plants. 

A 700 foot fish net from milkweed fiber... took over 3,500 plants to make! 

Cordage Material

 Flint Knapping Link

Fire Drill Link

Mike the Knapper offers "Three in One" Primitive Art Demonstrations.

Making cordage (rope) from plants, creating fire with friction and the art of knapping stone for arrowheads.

His events are hands-on... his group interaction and speaking skills are excellent.

A 2-3 hr group learning session with Mike is $125.00 to $150.00 depending on travel time.

Schedule permitting, Mike speaks at indoor or outdoor events.

For further information contact Mike the Knapper


Below is are video demonstrations of Mike the Knapper teaching Grand River Rafting staff the art of making rope, stone tools and using the unique fire drill technique