65 sq. meters of sailcloth for the new Ladby Ship
24. March 2014 | 65 sq. meters of sailcloth for the new Ladby Ship
The Vikings were known far and wide for their trailblazing
navigation skills. That's why the big sail for the one-to-one
reconstruction of the Ladby Ship is so important. The 65 sq. meters
of sailcloth to be used for the sail has now arrived at the Viking
Museum at Ladby, and during the coming year, volunteers from the
Sail & Rig group will be dying the cloth blue and gold, sewing
the sail and attaching rope to it. The finished sail will sport
blue and gold vertical stripes!
The purchase of sailcloth and other materials for the sail is part
of the reconstruction project to build a full-scale copy of the
Ladby Ship, funded by the Augustinus Foundation.This work has been
underway since the summer of 2011, with the help of 35 volunteers.
In early 2014, a group of experts in dying with plants gathered
together, and on the basis of their recommendations, the dying of
the linen sailcloth will soon begin. You can follow the sailmaking
process throughout 2014 at the museum.