Corn Dollies: A WI Home Skills Guide to the craft behind the legend - by Lettice Sandford

Description:

A history and guide to making corn dollies. Includes a section on how to make a corn dolly called "Badsey's fountain" and contains the following introduction: "Arthur 'Badsey' Davis, so called because he came from Badsey in Worcestershire, was a great master of the group-linked plait. He used to demonstrate this plait with 49 straws, which was no mean achievement. He copied his father making straw plaits, and taught the skill to his son and his grandchildren. An example of this design can be seen at the Museum of Rural Life, Reading."

Author: Lettice Sandford
Publisher: Berkeley Publishers Ltd
Year Created: 1979
Publication Date/Date Made: 1979
Physical Characteristics (Dimension): 19.3 cm x 26.6 cm
Physical Characteristics (Description): 32-page booklet with thin card cover
Donor or Creator of Records: Maureen Spinks
Provenance: Bought on ebay
Nature of Acquisition: Gift
Accession Date: 2011
Access Conditions: Contact Archive Manager
Reference: 2735/B/GH