The making of objects from straw (such as wheat, barley, oats and rye), using a variety of techniques such as marquetry, lip work and plaiting. See the separate entry for corn dolly making.
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Straw hat making
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.
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