Sunday, May 24, 2009

Fish nets, fish nets, roly poly fish nets . . .

As promised, a couple of photos of the completed fishnet.

It ended up much longer than expected.

The whole net ended up about 16' long. I would like to have made it wider, but to be honest, I was really getting restless and needed to complete other work. I ended around 2 1/2'.

I wanted to try making the fishnet in the manner of the pictures in Diderot and others. I have found some very much simpler instructions, but not documentation that anyone "did it that way".

So . . . after much mindless monotony, a fishnet made with period hemp material is born. The "diamonds" are about an 1 1/2 to 2" on a side.

The Clerk


  1. Well done, excellent.
    Regards, Keith.

  2. Whatever has become of you sir? It has been quite some time since you have written in your journal.

    Have you been busy with your accounting?