I have discovered it is easier to make the boats in little groups or flotillas rather than individually. Each stage requires its own set of kit and, although I have a room I grandly refer to as The Studio, it also houses my sewing machine, all my fabrics, the printer and a lot of the research for my latest book so I can’t leave too much out.
Each boat consists of two layers of thick cardboard with the string fixed in-between. These ones just have the string held in place with a bit of tape and pva glue which I fear may slip with time. I’ll add a securing knot to the next batch. The hulls are bulked out with two more layers of cardboard.