IMG_0370Elaine Lindsay has lived in Aberdeenshire, Scotland all her life.  She began making corn dollies around 1983; it started as a hobby but soon became a large part of her life.

In 1989 she joined the Guild of Straw Craftsmen and achieved her Craftsman Award with the Guild in 1999.  She is also a member of the National Association of Wheat Weavers based in United States of America.

Elaine’s work is very varied, it can be traditional straw work or much more contemporary and she enjoys the mix of the two. She has designed and made accessories for catwalk shows in New York, Paris and London and has worked with quite a few London fashion houses.  She has produced pieces for television and theatre and has collaborated with other artists on work for their exhibitions.

She regularly gives talks, demonstrations and classes on her straw work. She particularly enjoys the teaching side of her work and loves introducing her students to this fantastic material. Elaine has taught this craft in the UK, Hungary and the USA.

At something Corny we produce a wide range of items all made with wheat straw. A piece of straw work makes a lovely, natural gift or a decoration for your home. We sell a range of products for all occasions – Christmas, Weddings and more! All items are individually hand made for you in our workshop in the heart of Aberdeenshire.