Cover Image Property of Arco
This image property of Arco Publishing

  • Introducing Cornhusk Dolls and Beverly Banci
  • Materials, Equipment, Preparation and Storage
  • The All-in-One Lady Doll
  • The Separate-Head Doll with Ingrown Hair
  • The All-in-One Man Doll
  • Accessories
  • Decorating with Cornhusk Dolls
  • A Money-Making Project
  • Definitions

Title: How To Make Cornhusk Dolls
Author: Ruth Wendorff
Publication Date: HC:1973
Publisher: Arco Publishing Co., Inc., NY
Page Count: 77
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 9 1/2" x 6 3/4"
ISBN: 0668028831

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are well laid out with black and white photo illustrations of the steps in creating the dolls.

SUMMARY- I made lots of cornhusk dolls as a kid growing up on a farm in the midwest, so this book had special appeal to me. I think my grandmother still has a pair of them tucked inside her china cabinet... The dolls are well done, but I particularly liked the accessories pages, where you are shown miscellaneous accessories like hats, brooms, buckets, umbrellas, etc., to add to your dolls and create scenes with them. There are also decorating suggestions and some instructions for making flowers that also impressed me. I know cornhusk dolls are a little off the beaten path of what this bibliography is about, but I like cornhusk dolls and thought it was pretty cool that they rated several books being dedicated to the subject - and that they were seriously and competently done!