Introduction to Wet Felting with Jayne Mackay

  Tuesday 12th April, 10.00am – 4.00pm (full day course) or Saturday 30th Arpril, 10.00am – 4.00pm (full day course) MORNING SESSION 1:  You will learn how to create your own pieces of felt from dyed sheep’s wool. You will have the option to incorporate different types of wool and yarn into your felt to… Continue reading Introduction to Wet Felting with Jayne Mackay

Forge Mill Museum

‘Doing the cheeks’; ‘straightening the crooks’; ‘fanning out’ – apparently there are over 30 different processes involved in making a needle. The tough, dangerous lives of the workers who made the needles was an absolute revelation. There were the ‘pointers’, whose work was really well paid (£4 a week) but led to death from lung… Continue reading Forge Mill Museum

Artists Talk by Jo Naden ‘A Year and A Day’

We are delighted to be hosting our first artist talk by Jo Naden on Friday 26th 7.00pm-9.00pm A Year and A day is the collective name given to a series of five medals, inspired by the C14 poem, ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ as translated by Simon Armitage; a story of challenge, where the… Continue reading Artists Talk by Jo Naden ‘A Year and A Day’