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Time To Reap What You Sow: Corn Dolly Workshop


Sat 30 Sep 2023



£35 / £30*


2pm - 5pm

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Time To Reap What You Sow: Corn Dolly Workshop


Social [Practice]

Make a new home for a crop spirit to bring you a bountiful harvest next year.

In this workshop you will learn how to make Corn Dollies from locally grown flax, understand the meaning of this tradition and touch on the wonderful history and folklore of corn dolly making. Participants will be instructed in how to make traditional dollies out of flax straw such as the Cat’s Paw, Gentleman’s Favour, Spiral and the beautiful Welsh Fan. These decorative straw works can be embellished with ribbons or left plain. Join us in this relaxed, friendly workshop and learn an endangered heritage craft.

Social [practice] / Time To Reap What You Sow

A programme of events open to all that offers an alternative platform for artists and creative producers to meet and make together in a series of practical projects hosted by creative practitioners.

This Autumn, Social [practice] is all about celebrating the Harvest. Linking up with our Film Programme, we will be inviting you to come together to forage, feast and explore the darker side of folk rituals and try craft traditions with a twist.

Harvest Festival Season

As part of the ‘Harvest Festival’ season we are taking the opportunity to collect for as well as highlight the incredible work that Exeter Foodbank does. If you are attending any of the events that are part of the season you are invited to bring items to donate to the foodbank. Here is a copy of their latest priority list for donations. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers at Exeter Foodbank for your incredible dedication to what is sadly an essential service.


Vicky runs The Flax Project which aims to revive the flax industry in South West Britain and bring linen production to the Tamar Valley and Plymouth, linking the city to the surrounding countryside, providing sustainable and long term employment and training opportunities. The aim is to create a non-polluting, low carbon supply chain from field to fabric. Slow farming, small farming.

They grow flax in Cornwall and run a nature and creativity based educational programme suitable for all ages and abilities from their workshop at The Plot, Plymouth. They also have volunteering opportunities at their field in the Tamar Valley and run projects with community groups and workshops and events in partnership with other organisations.

Workshop attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.


*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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