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corn shucks
Sun Sep 2, 2007 4:49am (XFF:

I have access to thousands of acres of field corn for animal feed, will that variety of corn work. I would like to try this. The shucks will be cured on the stalk, and light brown.Should I collect only the longer shucks around the corn. How many pounds would it take to make a seat.

  • Gathering Corn Shucks for seats Mindy King, Sat Sep 1 8:29pm
    Many of you have expressed interest in the Corn Shuck woven seat I learned from Claudia Mullins this past July. She is planning to teach the seat at the SeatWeaver's Guild Meeting next July. I am... more
    • VINTAGE CORN HUSK BOOKLET Patti Erickson, Sat Mar 4 3:33pm
      If anyone is interested. Just found on ebay: more
    • my reflections after collecting shucks Mindy King, Sun Sep 23 9:26pm
      Friday I went to a local farmers corn field to gather cornshucks. I tried the method where you strip the shuck from the ear and leave it attached to the stalk. It was tough going and I only gathered... more
    • corn shucks Robert Shields, Sun Sep 2 4:49am
    • corn shucks Robert Shields, Sun Sep 2 4:42am
      I have access to thousands of acres of field corn for animal feed, will that variety of corn work.
      • corn shucks Jill W, Sun Sep 2 1:24pm
        I saved all of the shucks from the sweet corn I had this summer. Dried them and stored them away but don't have a clue how many will be needed for a seat. Mindy, can you give us some insight? I... more
        • corn shucks Shirley, Mon Sep 3 8:09am
          I'm just horning in here, but I'm pretty sure Mindy said no sweet corn, it has to be field corn.
          • collecting Mindy King, Mon Sep 3 10:12am
            thats right, sweet corn won't make it. You want to get into a field of feed/field corn just before it's combined. Claudia said she wears a belt and ties a "garbage" bag over each hip if the ear of... more
            • collecting corn husks timtolzmann, Sun Mar 12 11:58pm
              Mindy, is sweet corn husk too easily torn to weave? It is a more refined item than field corn.
          • Re: corn shucks Jill, Mon Sep 3 8:50am
            no sweet corn ! OH SHUCKS ! Guess I better go find me a friendly farmer. Thanks Jill
        • corn shucks Robert Shields, Sun Sep 2 5:09pm
          The farm near me combimes the corn for grain. I pick corn for the squirls to keep them out of my bird feeder. I'm sure I can get all of the shucks I want before he combines it. See if you have a farm ... more
          • corn shucks David Russell, Sun Sep 16 5:56pm
            Hello all--after reading the posts, I realize many are interested in shuck seats-this is an old tradition where I live, and you CAN use commercial shucks, it just takes a little longer. The... more
            • corn shucks richards chair seats, Thu Jan 3 10:37am
              david , i think i met you a few years ago in washington , can i get in touch with you ? i`m from over near atlanta. interested in the videos
            • Re: Corn Shuck video Mical Wilmoth Carton, Mon Sep 17 8:45am
              Where are you located, David? If you're close, I may want to visit. If not, I want more info about the videos. I live in Baltimore, MD, and I'm not averse to traveling (day-trips!). I live next door... more
              • corn shucks David Russell, Tue Sep 18 1:40am
                I live in Georgia, just below Athens in the north eastern part of the state. The video was made by UNC at Chapel Hill, for the Woodwright Shop with Roy Underhill. Out of the fifty pound feed sack of... more
                • corn shucks jfheath, Wed Jan 2 4:30pm
                  Hi David. I live in Columbia SC and need to start corn shuck weaving as no one in the Midlands and eastward does it anymore. I was reading your posts from 2007 and would like to talk with you about... more
                  • Re: corn shucks David Russell, Thu Jan 3 8:58am
                    Jim, I have some dvd's of the woodwright show still, and maybe the rough cut of the episode. I'll have to look for them. I can probably copy it by now without copyright worries. There is a strong... more
                    • SC traditional corn husk caning pamelaschreiner6, Sun Feb 19 8:58am
                      Good morning David. We have six old rocking chairs that need to be recaned. Do you have a list of caners in South Carolina that we could contact for pricing or perhaps workshops that need chairs to... more
                    • Woodwright's Shop-Corn Shuck Seat Weaving The Wicker Woman, Tue Mar 29 11:14pm
                      Hi Everyone, I was just re-reading a bunch of the very old posts and ran across some corn shuck seat weaving posts from back in 2007 and also these from 2013, I believe. Did a BUNCH of surfing the... more
                    • Re: corn shucks jfheath, Thu Jan 3 9:13am
                      Thanks David. I don't know your e-mail so here is mine- I also have a FB page with the same name jfheath. Corn shuck seat weaving was used years ago from the coast up through the... more
                  • corn husks JIm Widess, Thu Jan 3 1:56am
                    Jim, I have 2lb coils of pretwisted corn husks, about 3/8" diameter. They're in my new catalog and on my site: Jim Widess
                    • Re: corn husks The Wicker Woman, Thu Jan 3 7:03am
                      Jim, I just did a quick Search and look on your website for the corn husks, but came up empty. Could you please post the hotlink (including the http:// so everyone can just click and go) to the... more
                • Corn Shucks Mical Wilmoth Carton, Tue Sep 18 10:00am
                  Georgia is a bit far (I'm in Maryland). I love Roy Underhill! & his show. I can't believe I never saw the episode on corn shucks. How does one go about getting a copy? Any info would be helpful.... more
                  • shucks David Russell, Tue Sep 18 6:29pm
                    The episode I was included in was a year ago. It was the final episode in his twenty fifth year. He does twelve or thirteen a year, I guess. I have DVD copies, but I do not know how coypright laws... more
                    • Re: Shucks Mical Wilmoth Carton, Tue Sep 18 8:08pm
                      Is the episode available for sale? I'd be happy to purchase a copy. I guess I'll have to see if the Woodwright Shop has a website. (But if you have the info about this, please drop a note!) Mical
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