Delightful corn dollies

Members attended a monthly meeting earlier this summer and made corn dollies.  Fiona Thompson, Committee Member, has shared these delightful pictures.  Isn’t the little mouse cute?

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Fun evening making corn dollies

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Members enjoyed their monthly meeting on 26 June, making corn dollies.  ‘A super evening’, reports Hazel Stacey, President.  Thanks to Fiona Thompson, Committee Member for the picture.

Making a traditional corn dolly – June’s monthly meeting

Traditional corn dollies are of Pagan origin and abound with folklore .  It seems they Corn dolliewere made from the last sheaves of corn and meant to carry the spirit of a fruitful harvest through to the next spring when seeds would be planted again.  A simple, educational website (Project Britian) shows some delightful pictures of the range of designs that can be made (this is not our speaker.)

So, come along on Wednesday 26th June at 7.30 pm at the Congregational Church Hall, Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, to find out more about this traditional craft and have a go at making one to take home.

2013 Programme and Social Activities – out now!

The new 2013 monthly programme is now published.  Hard copies of the folded programme available at the November meeting.

A list of social activities is also planned.

There’s also lots of suggestions under Hobbies, interests and sporting activities.