At last we've launched - five years after we started, we're finally KNITTING THE MAP, using handspun yarn from the sheep you might have spotted chomping the Downs somewhere near you. We've succeeded in matching the five colours of the map using only plants we've grown or gathered ourselves.
TERRIER MAP OF BRIGHTHELMSTONE 1792
Here is the first completed section of the map - the East Laine. When I say completed, I do of course mean the knitting is complete. It will all need to be blocked and pressed and then attached to the background.
THE BREACH FURLONG IS FINISHED
We are about a third of the way through the coloured strips of the map, having completed all of the East Laine, most of the Cliff Furlong and the first furlong - the Breach furlong - of the Hilly Laine (Hanover).
Here we can see the last furlong to be affected by the slopes of Whitehaw Hill, where the furlongs are vertical and the paul pieces are horizontal, presumably so that the strips can be watered effectively. All of the remaining furlongs run east to west and the strips are vertical.
The yurt really came into its own as a gallery and workshop space - Mo and Katy were kept busy all day long with young volunteers helping to decorate our first panel,
It was a fabulous day for all of us with some interesting invitations to events in the summer that sound fanTAStic. Watch this space.
JENNY DEAN'S BLOG
I'm delighted to let you know that Jenny Dean's blog is up and running again. Thank goodness.
Check it out here.
For the full story behind the KTM project, check out the old site here.