The Ditty Bag Book

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The Ditty Bag book teaches the art of hand-making bags using step by step instructions. Also instructs the proper maintenance of rigging and sails.

Contents include:

  • Sailmakers Implements
  • Sailmakers Hook
  • Prickers, Spikes & Fids
  • Swaging Tool
  • Heaving Tools
  • Wire Locks
  • Rings
  • Rope
  • Tape
  • Canvas
  • Making a Ditty Bag
  • Sail Repairs
  • Palm & Needle Whipping
  • Chafing Gear
  • Splicing

  • 127 pp., softcover

    8.5x 5 inches

    by Frank Rosenow



    First published in 1976, with a second edition in 1982, Rosenow's book is now back on the market in this reprint edition. It deserves to be. Reading this little volume and practicing the skills therein is like being an apprentice to a master sailmaker showing you everything from tool selection to the details of how to hold a needle.
    --Ben Fuller, reviewed in WoodenBoat #220

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