My rope is large, heavy, ponderous
It is a superstructure like the ships
also like the journey itself
forming themselves into knots
tied the essence of the journey together
they were fragile
and you had to look hard to see them
but they were there
This pic shows very clearly the change in rope making style
at the bottom, each fabric strip was being twisted and twined independently
top of the pile, the fabric strips are twisted in groups of 3 or 4
then the 4 more complex strands are twisted together.
My current technique makes a more standard rope.