I have been playing about this morning making cordage from the left over palm leaf and seaweed. They’ve been on an outside table for 3-4 days so I was surprised that the palm leaf was still flexible enough to twist as it needs to.
The seaweed is also still as rubbery as it was the day I picked it up. Really very elastic and from that perspective not entirely ideal for making cordage as it’s difficult to get the right tension.
I’ve always found making cordage very relaxing. You can lose yourself in the rhythm. The colours of these materials are really beautiful as well.