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Condition and Dye Your Own Hemp Rope

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Step 4: Boil the rope

Pretty self explanatory. Get a big pot, put your daisy chained rope in it, fill it with water, and bring it to a boil. Boil it or a long time...a really long time...like over night. Add water as it evaporates. If you have a pressure cooker or a canner you can just put it in there for like two hours. Follow your manufacture's instructions. When you're done, pour out the nasty brown water and rinse the rope in cold water to cool it off. Throw the daisy chains in a dryer until they're completely dry. Repeat this step as many times as you need to until the rope gets as soft as you want it. Remember, the more times you boil it, the weaker the rope gets, so be careful if you are going to use your rope for load bearing activities. Dying the rope will add another boil and wash cycle.
 
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b1gdamnhero3 years ago
Does it make any difference whatsoever if the pot is covered or not? (Sorry, total rookie at this.)
mcvarij (author)  b1gdamnhero3 years ago
No. It might help to reduce evaporation, it shouldn't matter otherwise.
Great, thanks!