Sunday, May 24, 2015

Day of Straw Crafts - sign up now!

Summer is with us, and Lammas not so very far away. The crops are ripening in the fields, and following on from our Lammas window of last year, the Museum will this year be hosting a straw craft work shop. Come and learn about the materials used, the stories and legends surrounding the spirit of the harvest, and have a go at making a corn dolly or two to take home with you.
The workshop will be tutored by Gillian Nott, who has been involved with straw work for nearly 40 years. Although principally a researcher, historian and archivist, she has produced work for many museums, theatres, newspapers and various designers, and collaborates closely with the Eden Project and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle.

The workshop will be held on Saturday 12th September in the Conference Room of the National Trust building adjacent to the Museum. Times: 10am til 4pm.   Cost £20 per person (to be paid on the day). Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please book early through the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, contact Judith Hewitt, 01840250111 or email:

Below are the sorts of things you could be making...

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