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Re: Vegetius (and Virgil) on sling material: linen or wool (wool best)
Reply #30 - Jan 2nd, 2020 at 8:45pm
 
Homemade felt from thick tufts of animal hair-- wow ! And even made into a sling. So this IS an alternative to the vegetal fibres braided into long strands !!!
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Re: Vegetius (and Virgil) on sling material: linen or wool (wool best)
Reply #31 - Jan 3rd, 2020 at 12:23pm
 
Hell, I might have to give this a go.

I've been meaning to do some felting for certain ancient/medieval hats, and if I ever get around to it I would certainly have off-cuts that would make a convenient sling pouch.
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Reply #32 - Jan 4th, 2020 at 1:29am
 
I assume felt is better than even braided wool, because it doesn't stretch = better preservation of energy
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Re: Vegetius (and Virgil) on sling material: linen or wool (wool best)
Reply #33 - Jan 9th, 2020 at 6:27am
 
My felt is elastic. Perhaps, there are different qualities. So, my feeling is a sensation of a soft throw. Pleasant.
Others tests are necessary. I'll spin wool, felt the strands and plait a "balearic" sling.
A long time !  Huh Huh
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Re: Vegetius (and Virgil) on sling material: linen or wool (wool best)
Reply #34 - Yesterday at 10:29am
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF6CsoLVEoA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-Cf0QuYSsQ
Two links (part 1 and part 2) to spin wool. It's in french but the pictures are enough to understand. The music of middle-age is good. I'm sure you can find others sites with your language.
Actually, I spin wool and about 20 meters are probably necessary for my job.
This work is probably the "Well twisted wool" of Homère. Just my think !
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