Tools of the trade
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The 'bottle' is made using reed and a hazel rod tied with twine.
The tops of the reed are whittled off with a sharp knife to make a witches broomstick.
The finished bottle.
The end of the hazel rod is inserted into the area in need of repair.
And thrust upwards into the thatch.
The bottle is left slightly protruding.
Then the ends are clipped flush with the rest of the thatch.
And a finished surface is created.
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