corn dolly


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corn dolly

n
(Crafts) a decorative figure made by plaiting straw
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It is thought that the corn dolly, or kern baby, was made of the last wheat of the season, kept over winter then buried when the new crops were sewn so the spirit of the harvest went back into the ground.
Among programme highlights is a Lammas Day event on Saturday August 1, where you can weave a corn dolly from straw and make your own flat bread to cook over an open fire; and two map reading courses in Shibden Park organised by David Austin from the Calderdale branch of the Ramblers Association.
The Corn Spirit was thought to reside in the Corn Dolly which would be kept and revered until the following spring.
Jenny learned the ancient craft of corn dolly making as a child and often plaits straw to make gifts, and is keen for others to learn the skill (it's not hard to do) as it is a dying art.
Traditional craftspeople will be showing off their skills with the chance for visitors to try their hand at willow arch weaving and corn dolly making.
The fair will feature a quack doctor, a Punch & Judy show, a Georgian travelling swing boat and craftspeople at work, including a corn dolly maker and silhouette cutter.
Should you need to make a smock or a corn dolly, Acton Scott is the place for you.
Turned away by the king's servants in his attempt to ask for compensation for the damaged crops, the granger of the monastery assembled a group of farmers "carrying basins and sticks" (71), led by someone bearing a corn dolly on a pole.
PETER Oakley hosts a Corn Dolly workshop at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, 75/79 Vyse Street, Hockley from 1.
The event will also include demonstrations of the art of corn dolly making.
The Jeff Pearce-trained four-year-old showed enough when fourth to Corn Dolly in maiden company at Lingfield 15 days ago to warrant serious respect in today's company.
Tempers were already at breaking point after a Corn Dolly batter had knocked over the posts at every base, confusing fielders and thwarting a run-out attempt.