BlueMoonWheatWorks

Blue Moon WheatWorks

California, United States · 90 Sales

BlueMoonWheatWorks

Blue Moon WheatWorks

California, United States 90 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

Announcement   Welcome to Blue Moon WheatWorks. Our artists have been crafting Wheat Weavings for over 25 years. All Blue Moon Wheat Weavings are handmade, using techniques passed down through generations of Weavers. Some of the designs have been made for hundreds of years.

Each Wheat Weaving is crafted from wheat that has soaked for at least an hour until it's flexible enough to bend without breaking. When the figure is finished, it is set out to dry completely before adding final touches such as ribbons or hangers. Once dry, the wheat becomes brittle again...but Wheat Weavings will last for years once they are settled in their permanent location on a wall, or in wreaths or other arrangements of natural materials.

The Story of Wheat Weaving: This is a tradition as old as the cultivation of wheat itself. Each harvest, gleanings of wheat from the last crop of the year are brought inside for the winter. These are woven into “corn dollies”, figures where the spirit of the wheat can live until spring, when they are sowed back into the soil to continue the growing cycle.

We hope that you will enjoy having these unique examples of folk art in your home, and that you will welcome the magic of the harvest into your life.

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Last updated on 08 Feb, 2016

Welcome to Blue Moon WheatWorks. Our artists have been crafting Wheat Weavings for over 25 years. All Blue Moon Wheat Weavings are handmade, using techniques passed down through generations of Weavers. Some of the designs have been made for hundreds of years.

Each Wheat Weaving is crafted from wheat that has soaked for at least an hour until it's flexible enough to bend without breaking. When the figure is finished, it is set out to dry completely before adding final touches such as ribbons or hangers. Once dry, the wheat becomes brittle again...but Wheat Weavings will last for years once they are settled in their permanent location on a wall, or in wreaths or other arrangements of natural materials.

The Story of Wheat Weaving: This is a tradition as old as the cultivation of wheat itself. Each harvest, gleanings of wheat from the last crop of the year are brought inside for the winter. These are woven into “corn dollies”, figures where the spirit of the wheat can live until spring, when they are sowed back into the soil to continue the growing cycle.

We hope that you will enjoy having these unique examples of folk art in your home, and that you will welcome the magic of the harvest into your life.

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About

Working with the Gift of Wheat

I started my shop after I had comfortably settled into retirement and found myself with time on my hands. I decided to return to the craft of Wheat Weaving, having taken a prolonged absence due to a demanding work schedule. I ordered some wheat from a grower in North Dakota, and quickly rediscovered my love for working with materials straight from the earth.

I soon felt confident enough to try selling on Etsy. I took some photos of my Weavings, ordered some additional supplies and debuted my Etsy shop in mid-May of 2015.

I work entirely from home, accompanied and advised by my tuxedo kitty, Stella. I am never happier than when I am knee-deep in wheat, straws flying every which way as Stella tries to catch them. I find deep satisfaction in being part of an ancient tradition that is as old as the cultivation of wheat itself.

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