Crafting with corn stalks
My work is created from heritage straws some of which I am able to grow in my allotment. It is stored dried but when I wish to create an object I soak it so that it becomes supple and can be shaped through plaiting or winding techniques. Sometimes the delicate straws are split and flattened to create a surface which can be used for marquetry techniques. Straw splints and threads are used for creating passementeries.
Venue 7 - Paulton Methodist Hall
Park Road, Paulton, BS39 7QQ
Parking: car park and on street parking
Access: ramped access into hall available
Demonstration: How to plait straw