Monday, April 4, 2016

April A to Z Challenge C is for...

Corn Dollie!

C is for Corn Dollie! Not all corn dollies are alike--that pictured in the post for the letter A is a traditional representation of the spirit of the fields--but as you can see, they come in many shapes (see more at the National Association of Wheat Weavers website!). Our twisty friend above can represent the spiral life and the ever-whirling Wheel of the Year. This particular weaving (obviously made of wheat; in Celtic celebrations corn and wheat are synonymous, hence the name "corn" dollie) is a five straw spiral plait. Instructions can be found on the Guild of Straw Craftsmen's website--use this coloring page to get ready to weave!

CLICK HERE for a PDF file to print out. On the back of the paper, write down all of the things you'd like to "harvest" in the coming months. Flip it over, color the page, and then hang it in your kitchen as a talisman for a prosperous year!

This coloring page was created by Robin Ator. Please be sure to check out Robin's website and his crazy cool Tarot decks!



6 comments:

  1. You know, I've seen these for sale in many markets in Mexico, but I never knew what they were (or what they were for)—but I love them! And I love the concept of 'Wheel of the Year'... Very cool.

    Thanks for coming over to Life In Dogs on Saturday :) Glad you're enjoying the posts!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm catching up after being away from two weeks, making this challenge... challenging! :D

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  2. My mom had a corn dollie! I love the ideas of planting seeds to harvest in my garden and my mind~

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    1. ♥♥♥ you have a beautiful blog :)

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  3. Perfect! Thanks for sharing these posts. Looking forward to more.
    @SorchiaDuBois from
    Sorchia’s Universe

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