In the Spring I joined a project 'Knitting the Map', that was felting a yurt. Below is the framework of the yurt that that was made last year. Last weekend after lots of planning, trial runs and bad weather the first wall panel (1 of 18 not including the roof) was completed. Barny, the horse, performed beautifully and pulled the rolled felt around the field in the traditional method used by the Mongolian nomadic tribes. All the panels will depict the East Sussex rural countryside and sea. Flowers, animals, birds and leaves for the trees will be added at other events involving the public. All the wool is hand dyed using plants. It was a long process and now there are plans to try and get an industrial felting roller to speed up the process. Watch this space!
It's been a while since I posted in my blog, not that it's been quiet, quite the opposite! I've been wanting to do more teaching and so I pursued that avenue and now I'll be running two one day workshops at the Brighton Phoenix Gallery in the Autumn and also running a 10 week fellting workshop for the Friends Centre, starting in September.
I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in and seeing what people come up with. The 10 week course is for two hours on a Friday morning and so the activities have to be designed to be completed in that time. Bearing that in mind I made a felted necklace to see how long it would take. I was very pleased with the results and I had fun doing it ,which I'm sure other people will too. For more info on dates and times of the workshops please see the 'Events Page'
Hi I'm Mo Jackson from Brighton UK and I'm a creative felt maker/tutor.