Thursday, July 12, 2007

Corn Husks

Fred wanted to be completely authentic when he restored this labled Wm. Hopkins, Chesterfield, NH Minor's head for a great wheel (currently for sale on ebay, item 160136422330). Well this lead to much experimenting with corn husks.

I tried making the braids for bearings, but all of mine were too narrow once they dried. Then Fred took over the braiding.The husks were so much fun to work with, I googled for directions for a corn husk doll and this is what happened after I took some liberties with the instructions.