Have you ever made a Corn Dolly?
Over the last month I’ve fallen in love with this festive craft. Weaving and plaiting with such a natural product just feels so “right”.
Corn dollies (harvest trophies, maids or necks) originate from Pagan times when it was believed that a good harvest was dependent on the “spirit of the corn”. To keep the spirit safe over winter the last sheaves of corn (e.g. wheat, oats, rye, barley) were made into decorative shapes and taken into the home until they could be ploughed back into the fields the following spring.
A few months ago I received a lovely email from the folk at Let’s Knit magazine asking if they could feature my little blog in their October edition on their Bookshelf page.
Can you imagine my delight? I was so excited!
I couldn’t help myself – what a great opportunity to once more thank all you fabulous “Stitch Sharers” for your Moon Walk flowers.
For all you “crafty-butterflies” out there – how about some knitted and crocheted bunting?