Next, Richard taught us the process of cedar twining. Traditionally, the First Nations would twine cedar to use as rope. In partners, we twined the cedar to create bracelets. To twine the cedar securely, you first twist a section of the bark, then overlap one part of the bark over the other. The technique takes a bit of practice, but when it's done correctly the rope is very strong. Here we are hard at work.
Thank you Richard for teaching us about cedar!