Jo Hesse

Business name: The Ram & The Worm
Jo Hesse studied painting and fiber art in Germany at the Freie Hoch Schule Stuttgart where she first became enchanted by felt. While living in Germany she traveled extensively throughout Turkey and spent time in the workshop of UNESCO honored master feltmaker Mehmet Girgiç, learning traditional Turkish rug making and millinery techniques. She now lives in Northampton Massachusetts, where she is establishing her own rug-making business—The Ram & The Worm