A simple clothes peg

This is a simple peg I made based on a drawing I saw in a picture in a book while in Canada.

I removed the bark from a piece of willow and then split it in half. I cut a small v-notch in each half for a pivot to seat into.

Using some willow bark, I lashed the pivot in position. I then shaped a wedge from another piece of willow to insert at the back of the peg.

The wedge is used to hold the peg closed and grip the item the peg is to be used for.

I am using it here as a coat hanger but it could also be used as a tarp clip.

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