Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The stages of Gypsy peg making with Peter Jameson.


The official seven steps from Irene Soper’s book ‘The Romany Way’ start with


1st cut from copse (probably someone else’s) 
     Chop off brash.

Cut to peg length

 Tin them

Make split up.
   Sell them – the hardest step.

     Peter had no problem selling them; he will not be Wintering in the Seychelles however!


      The small nails are called cobbler’s tinkles and the tin is from food tins – condensed milk being a favourite of the gypsies, Peter likes pilchard tins.

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