The Radcliffe Red List of Endangered Crafts

 

Corn dolly making

 

The making of shapes and figures (known as ‘dollies’) from straw (such as wheat, barley, oats and rye). See the separate entry for general straw craft.

 

Status Data deficient
Craft category  Straw
Historic area of significance
Area currently practised
Origin in the UK
Minimum no. of craftspeople required
Current no. of trainees
Current no. of skilled craftspeople
Current total no. of craftspeople

 

History

 

Techniques

 

Local forms

 

Sub-crafts

 

Issues affecting the viability of the craft

  • Shortage of raw materials: Suitable straw is in short supply now that the old varieties have been taken off the approved list.

 

Support organisations

 

Craftspeople currently known

 

Other information

 

References