Carol Partridge - Corn Dolly maker
About Carol Partridge - Corn Dolly maker
The craft of corn dolly making is becoming a dying art: the straw needed for dolly making is becoming harder to find and only grown by a few specialist farmers and, as a result, there are relatively few people making traditional corn dollies on a regular basis - all the more reason to try to ensure that this folk craft survives. Having stumbled into corn dolly making by chance some years ago I am now researching and making traditional designs associated with different areas of the British Isles as well as looking further afield to similar customs in other countries; my work also includes more modern versions using traditional techniques. I have also collaborated with several artists in creating static and ‘live’ installations.
Maker of traditional and contemporary corn dollies. Custom orders and proposals for collaborative projects welcomed.
Open to the Public?
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing
St Margaret's at Cliffe
Traditional corn dolly
Traditional Double Mordiford corn dolly – detail showing use of straw threadwork decoration