Corn dollies once ephemeral tokens, made out in the fields have become more complex using recently invented plaits and designs. We will be looking at different techniques of working with straw to make flat plaits, fill the gap plaits, adding new straws, spiral plaiting around and without a core. There are four projects for you to do in both traditional and modern forms combining these basic techniques. New ways of using corn dollies such as ear rings and bracelets will be discussed.
Tutor: Antony Gay
Date & Time: Wed 8th Aug, 10am- 4pm,
Venue: Bingham Studio, New Brewery Arts
What you will need:
- Pair of fine pointed scissors
- foam or cork board for pinning your work to (30cm x 30cm or larger)
All abilities welcome