Admit it: any plant that has the name “stinging” in it is bound to get a bad rap. But this incredible PNW icon is rich in nutrients, medicine, and fiber, and well worth your time getting to know. Each season brings new ways of connecting with Urtica dioica, and late summer is no exception. Right now is the best time to harvest tall nettle plants that have gone to seed and make nettle cordage. Here’s a step by step guide to making some of nature’s strongest rope. Have fun!
Cordage-Making with “Reverse wrap” Technique