How to make needle and thread from Yucca

Yucca Glauca PlantNot only does the yucca provide material for fabric clothing, it can also produce a needle and thread with which to stitch together.

It’s easy to make a few of these emergency sewing kits ahead of time just to have on hand. Simply trim the yucca leaf up to the pointed end so it is only about ΒΌ inch wide, then plane off the pulp with a knife or sharp stone.

Soak it in water for a couple of days, agitating the water occasionally to separate the pulp from the fiber, dry it, and you have needle with long, silky threads already attached.

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