Corn Dolly Workshop - New Brewery Arts, Cotswolds Gloucestershire
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About the Course
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.
You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery barrel store has been beautifully transformed into 21st century accommodation, light and well-appointed with a craftsman’s attention to detail. We offer guest accommodation for up to 43 people over two floors in 14 rooms, with a choice of single, bunk, family and double bedrooms, 12 with en-suite facilities. A ground floor disabled-friendly room is also available. The hostel provides a stylish communal dining and relaxation area, self-catering kitchen, laundry facilities and lockers for your bike. As with all our courses and workshops these are led by experienced tutors and as you will be part of a small group there is plenty of time to focus on you
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
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
You will have access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the studio and a £5 voucher to spend in our cafe is included
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Course Start DatesWednesday 8th August 2018
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