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Basic Corn Dolly Making - One Day Course

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About the Course

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 Allsops Christmas Decorating competition with his Corn Dolly creations.

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

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

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Includes tuition, all materials, three course hot/cold buffet lunch, refreshments.


Bookings team at Dillington House. Somerset County Council
Dillington House
TA19 9DT




1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)

Next available date

13th March 2021

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Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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