Flaxland - Boats
Flax Fibre Clad Boats
Grow your own boat!
Irish curach - a traditional craft from the west coast of Ireland used for fishing, kelp gathering and inter island transport.
|The pictured curach we built in 2007 from ash frame and larch, the cover is woven flax canvas waterproofed with tar-based paints.|
|Curach covered with a light Irish woven flax fabric, waterproofed with linseed oil based resin cured by sunlight.||
Our new canoe on it's first outing.
Above - Drying the net
Nets were made from flax and hemp.
Traditional and contemporary coracles using flax fabrics
Copyright: S & A Cooper.