Straw Dollies - a Craft from the UK

This is a country craft. Usually the last stems of straw are cut from a field to make these 'dollies'. I have used such in this craft but grown straw has to be soaked in water before they are fit to use - so - to teach this craft I use the 'Art Straws'. When I was in Banff, I made a small basket for Courtney Evanchu by a similar method.

'Art Straws' ... Here in the UK these are readily available - they are a paper straw (as in the old fashioned drinking straws) without the wax covering and therefore they can be painted before or after use to suit the particular desire of the artist.  :-))

Contributed by:
Eileen Kermode
Guide Guider, Maghull, Liverpool, England.

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