Make a Harvest Trophy Workshop

Submitted by Louise Hancock on May 25, 2023 - 10:23

Venue, Timing and Cost

Pitt Rivers Museum
Saturday, 17 June 2023
10.00 - 16.30
£95 (Members £76). Lunch & refreshments included.
Corn dollies of different sizes and designs suspended in a row.

Spend a day learning about the traditional and endangered craft of straw work. During the workshop your tutor, visual artist and maker Penny Maltby, will teach you how to prepare and store the straw, as well as discuss the history and significance of this humble material.

Make a harvest trophy using a 5 straw spiral plait, learn how to increase, decrease and add new straws. The workshop will take place behind the scenes in the Conservation Laboratory, where you can take inspiration from straw work in the museum collections for your own work!

All materials are included.

Please bring an apron, as the straw can be dusty.

No experience is necessary, although some manual dexterity is required.

Suitable for 18+.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

The workshop will take place in the Conservation Laboratory at the Pitt Rivers Museum. More information and booking details at:
If you have any queries, please email or call 01865 613000.

Crafts and Applied Arts