Seth the Morris Dancer has been sitting on Benjamin’s workspace (the Maker in Chief here at TheBigForest) for a couple of weeks. Suddenly we have inspiration and another element to his costume has been added and then another…… But here he is, ready to meet the world. We have called him Seth, an old world name with echoes of Cold Comfort Farm (you must have read it! It’s by Stella Gibbons) and Seth Lakeman, who we love.
We were looking at some old 50′s books about England and we came across a Morris Dancer who looked wonderful, a true British character and then last year we were in our trusty camper van in Broadstairs during the folk festival and the town was awash with Morris Dancers, every kind you could imagine, nice ones, scary ones, unwashed ones, washed ones, friendly ones and slightly grumpy and full of beer ones. Fantastic!
So here is Seth the Morris Dancer with his bells, rosette, muslin sash and straw hat with miniature felt flowers and leaves. Like all bears from TheBigForest he comes with a certificate of authenticity, badges, a personalised message and is beautifully gift wrapped. A limited edition of five, Seth will be dancing his way to our selling events in Made in Clerkenwell in May, Craftganza at the Fabrica Gallery, Brighton in June and then on to the Etsy shop to be shipped anywhere in the world.
The sun is shining so have a brilliant weekend.