Tumplines Alittle Different

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  1. Jan 29, 2019 #21

    Dave Orchard

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    Jackley,
    Like your tumpline & fire-chain :)
    Similar to making bit chains/slobber chains for hoss rigging.
    Since my "pony" is a light canoe these days, I used some of my spare latigo es for upper-chest tumplines along with tarred hemp rope I used to use even longer ago for dead-eye lanyards to set-up shrouds.

    My rolled mat coat looks nearly identical to yours except for the rope being tarred.
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  2. Jan 29, 2019 #22

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    I use a finger woven Tumpline ( mahtumpahloh ) I like it. And like Jackley, a section of twine or 4 braid cord with a loop in the end. No metal hook.
    Sometimes, i will simply dig a small trench and make the fire in it and place my kettle over two rocks that somewhat cover the opening. Hard to explain. Placing the kettle directly on the coals is another way. I make very small fires.

    This year i will probably go to just a tin cup and not use the kettle. Will be smaller and lighter. I did this frequently in my Horse travel days. Works well.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2019 #23

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    I did the cup thing back east. But here in the plains I can't carry enough water in this heat. So I have gone with this kettle, so I can boil water. Its very small 3" high and 6" in diameter. Holds 3 1/2 cups. This way I can supplement what water I carry with me.

    If I ever get caught up on things and this snow and wind quits so I can get off this tractor, I'm going to weave a hemp tumpline.

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    Hemp tumplines are surprisingly soft after they break in....this is one I wove last May. I kept up with my time....27 hours from set up to completion
     

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    I like it alot. Nice job!
     
  6. Feb 11, 2019 #26

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    Good work Toklo!
     
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    Thanks...I have not woven a tumpline since the 90s so it had been some time. With access to good digital images of originals I was able to pick up details that I couldn't see in photo copies from years back.
     
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    Toklo,
    I have yet to give finger weaving a go but Jerry has inspired me a bit and your results give me pause!
    Thanks for the pics, like you mentioned, high resolution pics tell you so much more.
    The Sicilian
     
  9. Feb 12, 2019 #29

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    Sicilian,
    Again thanks for the kind words. The pieces I made pics of are pieces that I produced after 15 years of weaving. I had the privilege to speak at The Woodland Conference in Dayton Ohio in 2004 on the topics of heddle weaving & fingerweaving. If you're just getting started I recommend doing small test pieces to get your technique & tension down. I enjoy weaving but most of the projects I have interest in now are long term affairs so I have to get "motivated" to start one!
     
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    LOL!!
    Im over here trying to get psyched to attempt a small project!!
    Maybe a hemp horn strap to start?
     
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    That would be a great project to start with. One thing I would recommend is to use fine(small) materials. Most of the extant woven items that I have looked at use small, almost thread like yarn. Most people use large strands because it doesn't take as many to make up the width of the piece.....but the work has a coarse look........I liken it to resolution..... everyone wants HD/4K.....the only way to achieve that look is to use smaller strands......good luck with your project
    David
     
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    You could make one of these:
    19th century Sash Heddle, Winnebago (Ho-Chunk). Wood & brass tacks, 12x9x2.5cm
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    That is a beautiful heddle. I made my heddle out of split river cane. A rigid heddle combined with a back strap loom is what I used for the garters shown earlier. It could definitely be used to weave a warp face hemp strap using hemp as the weft.
     
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    I found the image today in the school library. It is one of those items that just speaks to me and I will need to replicate it some day. So simple, yet elegant and complex.
     

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