The Discovery Channel has a wonderfully engaging television show entitled, How it's Made. They recently ran an episode on how ropes are made with a focus on climbing ropes and yachting ropes.
Check out the video below:
Sterling Ropes also produced a video on how climbing ropes are made. Though the production values of this video are a little bit lower than that of the Discovery Channel show, there is a great deal more specific information about climbing rope construction. There are also a few goofy jokes that make this video fun to watch.
See the Sterling video below:
--Jason D. Martin