How to make a corn dolly. Note: Wet the corn husks first so they don't break. Warm water until pliable. I usually use red yarn to tie things, but you can use corn husks too! :)

How to make a corn dolly. Note: Wet the corn husks first so they don't break. Warm water until pliable. I usually use red yarn to tie things, but you can use corn husks too! :)

In Ireland and Scotland, the first farmer to finish the grain harvest made a corn dolly, representing the Cailleach (also called “the Carlin”), from the last sheaf of the crop. The figure would then be tossed into the field of a neighbor who had not yet finished bringing in their grain. The last farmer to finish had the responsibility to take in and care for the corn dolly for the next year, with the implication they’d have to feed and house the hag all winter. (McNeill)

In Ireland and Scotland, the first farmer to finish the grain harvest made a corn dolly, representing the Cailleach (also called “the Carlin”), from the last sheaf of the crop. The figure would then be tossed into the field of a neighbor who had not yet finished bringing in their grain. The last farmer to finish had the responsibility to take in and care for the corn dolly for the next year, with the implication they’d have to feed and house the hag all winter. (McNeill)

Fat/ suet bird feeder project- corn dolly style - As featured in book: Willow Craft 10 Bird Feeder Projects

Fat/ suet bird feeder project- corn dolly style - As featured in book: Willow Craft 10 Bird Feeder Projects

A Proper Corn Dolly!!!  Awwwwesome!! i've never seen one like this before and i didn't realize the term was 'corn dolly'!!!!

A Proper Corn Dolly!!! Awwwwesome!! i've never seen one like this before and i didn't realize the term was 'corn dolly'!!!!

pdf Tutorial e-book Make Your Own Pagan Brigid, Morrigan & Other Sabbat Corn Dolly Goddesses. Easy Step by Step Instructions with  Pics!

pdf Tutorial e-book Make Your Own Pagan Brigid, Morrigan & Other Sabbat Corn Dolly Goddesses. Easy Step by Step Instructions with Pics!

This corn dolly, in the form of a sceptre, was devised and made by Alec Coker, an experienced corn dolly maker. It consists of a long spirally woven ‘neck’-like core, above which are five spirally woven semicircles. Above this is a head made up of four spirally woven ‘lantern’-like structures. This dolly was used with another dolly in the shape of an orb as stage regalia.  (MERL/86/84)

This corn dolly, in the form of a sceptre, was devised and made by Alec Coker, an experienced corn dolly maker. It consists of a long spirally woven ‘neck’-like core, above which are five spirally woven semicircles. Above this is a head made up of four spirally woven ‘lantern’-like structures. This dolly was used with another dolly in the shape of an orb as stage regalia. (MERL/86/84)

Fylfot Corn Dolly - Circa 1980s. Traditional English corn dolly, these figures were made to celebrate a successful harvest, often from the last sheaf gathered from the field. Photos from the Museum of Rural Life in Reading, Berkshire, England.

Fylfot Corn Dolly - Circa 1980s. Traditional English corn dolly, these figures were made to celebrate a successful harvest, often from the last sheaf gathered from the field. Photos from the Museum of Rural Life in Reading, Berkshire, England.

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