Making heather rope.
The contributor had to walk two miles to get heather which was suitable for making rope. It had to be long and soft. He took all day to cut the required amount, and took it home on his back. It took two nights to twist the heather. He got eighteen pence when he sold it. That was for one day's and two nights' work. He also made bent-grass ropes.
He explains how the heather was twisted, the length of the rope, and how it was made into a ball. Heather rope was particularly good on corn stacks and thatch.
The heather used for thatching was fifteen inches long. The heather-thatching process is described.