Corn Dolly Workshop
Spend a morning with the Wheat Weaver in Room at Milton Creek Country Park learning the ancient craft of corn dolly weaving. Booking is via Eventbrite
We will start with simple patterns to gain confidence in holding and manipulating the straw and getting the feel of the material. Then, using what has been learned together with more complex plaits, you will be able to create at least three beautiful corn dollies to take away with you including a Welsh Border fan to bring blessings to your home.
All materials and tools will be provided. COVID: Group size will be kept small to ensure participants may have individual help when required and so that we can err on the side of caution with regard to any restrictions in place at the time of the workshop.
Fees go to the Friends of Milton Creek to enable them to provide more events and activities in the Park.
We will open the car park for participants and toilets are available. Liquid refreshment will be available for a small donation to the Friends.
Carol Partridge – Organiser of Corn dolly workshop (Beginners)
Carol is an experienced teacher and has been making and researching corn dollies for several years. She is a member of, and the information officer for, the Guild of Straw Craftsmen and is a holder of their Craftsman’s Award. She is also a Member of the Heritage Crafts Association where corn dolly making is officially listed as at the risk of extinction!