Basic Corn Dolly Making


Day course

Michael Sprigg

13 March 2021

£68 includes materials

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This course is ideal for those with a love of traditional English crafts.

Corn dollies are a form of straw work made as part of harvest customs and decoration. During the day you will be shown traditional methods of making a Corn dolly and create your own handmade gifts. Michael recently appeared on Channel 4 in Kirsty Alsops Christmas Decorating competition with his corn dolly creations.

Tutor information

Mike Sprigg: I started making corn dolly’s at the age of 8, when I was taught by my Grandfather.
I had almost forgotten all about it until a few years ago, but I have steadily built up a decent portfolio of different shapes, sizes and designs mostly from my imagination.
I have shown at Yesterdays Farming which has been held on the Dillington house grounds for the past two years, last year I won the best original craft in show.
I am looking forward to passing my knowledge on.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.