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Thousands will flock to the annual Harvest Festival, held at All Saint’s Church in the town of Siddington, in Cheshire, England. Upon entering the church originally consecrated in 1521 visitors will have the rare opportunity to see thousands of corn dollies by corn dolly maker, dairy farmer, octogenarian and local historian Raymond Rush.  Mr. Rush,who has been making corn dollies for the past 50+ years lives at the farm near to the church and sometimes sells corn dollies from his workshop.  The Harvest Festival will be held  October 11 through November 1, 2015.  


Traditional Winter Spanish Market will be held Fri. November  29-30, 2015 at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


The California Straw Arts Guild will be hosting their Convention February 26-28, 2016 in Lincoln CalifornCalifornia Straw Arts Guild, CSAGia.  Swiss thread work will be the focus of many of the workshops offered. For more information, please contact: The California Straw Arts Guild




National Association of Wheat Weavers, NAWWThe National Association of Wheat Weavers will be hosting their 2016 convention in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The dates are April 13-17, 2016.  For more information, please contact them here.



pattern  of straw-marquetry-atelier-viollet-2One thousand and One is a straw marquetry  exhibition that will be held at The Church of Saint Florentin ( in Ambose, France) from June 18-July 10, 2016 in France.



We have just learned an International Straw Festival is being organized in Sanok Poland July 15-22,  2016.  More news as it becomes available.




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