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.


  curach The pictured curach we built in 2007 from ash frame and larch, the cover is woven flax canvas waterproofed with tar-based paints. simon


Curach covered with a light Irish woven flax fabric, waterproofed with linseed oil based resin cured by sunlight. bealecurach

Right -

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

czech sue sign



Copyright: S & A Cooper.