DATE & TIME: Saturday, 16th October - 10:00-16:00
VENUE: Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre, Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon upon Tyne, NE21 6RU.
Land of Oak & Iron are excited to host the next of our regular ‘Meet the Maker‘ events at the Heritage Centre in Winlaton Mill. Our next Meet the Maker is with Ruth Jacobs. Ruth is the founder of Jacwicks Designs and designer of the Perch range of waterproof sit-mats and picnic rugs.
The Pocket Perch was borne out of necessity one day on a Nordic walk across the Pilgrims Way to Holy Island, after sitting on a damp rock. Ruth needed something to sit on that was waterproof, easy to carry and pleasing. Unable to find something suitable she decided to have a go herself, the rest as they say is history!
Each Perch is handmade by Ruth at her home near Durham. Materials are sourced from UK suppliers, prioritizing fabric due to go to landfill where possible. They have been tested by Country Walking magazine against other leading sit-mat brands and came out on top for their versatility and ease of use.
The Perch Ranges consists of: The single person Pixy and Pocket Perches which can fit into a pocket or small bags and weigh less than an average mobile phone. The Poly Perch can sit up to 2 people and comes with a handy loop for hooking with a carabiner clip to secure on rucksacks. The Pet Perch can be used for your favourite pet to sit on when out and about, in the car, or home. It keeps surfaces free from damp, dirty paws and is warm a comfy to nestle on.
After many years in the corporate world, Ruth is enjoying a more creative way of life. When she’s not sewing or designing new products, she like to spend time walking in the countryside and has completed the Derwent Walk from the start, all the way to Consett.
Please come along to Ruth’s Meet the Maker event, where you can choose from a range of her Pocket Perches.