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Jill W
corn shucks
Sun Sep 2, 2007 1:24pm (XFF:

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 realize that this might be difficult to relay. Most of the farmers around me I believe chop up the stalks and shucks etc for feed but I sure plan to try to get as much as I can. Just a little clueless as to how to go about it.

  • 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
      • 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
                    • Re: SC traditional corn husk caning The Wicker Woman®--Cathryn, Mon Feb 20 1:28pm
                      Just to be clear here, Pam are you saying you have six rockers that you need the seats woven using corn shucks as the weaving material? Is that what's in them now, or is it maybe wide binding cane or ... 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 husks JIm Widess, Thu Jan 3 12:27pm
                      I'm sorry. I misspoke. The corn husks are in my new catalog (you can download here: but they aren't on the site yet. Jim
              • 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
                    • Roy Underhill The Woodwrights Shop Craig Phillips, Wed Sep 19 9:21am
                      Yes Roy underhill has a web site And they sell vidios they are up to the 23rd season on vhs probly the last season is to new to sell as they... more
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