with making cordage was that the fiber lengths
were too short for the production of long strands of cordage.
Splicing in new lengths of fiber made long strands of
is a technique where, before the first strand of
fibers had run out, new fibers were added into the
1: Using either the finger
method or the leg rolling method,
the strand of fibers were twined until
three to six inches remained.
between three to six
inches from the end, a new strand
of fibers was placed parallel with
the original. These new fibers
overlapped an inch or two beyond
new strand was
3: The twining continued as before.
The excess overlap fibers were cut or
clipped so that the cord was smooth and strong.