Here are some photos of the process. Sorry I didn't start taking photos right away. I was taking notes until Mary got me involved in the actual set up.
Then the lattice side was stretched out and curved into a circle which was fitted into slots on each side of the door frame.
Above you can see Mary talking to the students about how the next step is to attach two ropes around the sides and snug them up with loops in the door frame. You can also see the 16 roof slats laying on the floor.
Sorry for the blurry photos (taken with my brand new smartphone), but below you can see the roof slats and the ropes are installed.
Thanks to Judy Broekemeier for inviting me to come and see how the yurt is set up. One of these days we hope to use wool, water, and kid power to create a felt covering for it. And special thanks to Mary for coming up with the idea of creating a yurt for tonight's collaborative performance of music, dance and recycled wearable art. Of course, thanks go to the East Central Regional Arts Council and the people of Minnesota for the grant funds that helped to make this project happen.
Oh-oh, on my way home from school, my road was like a skating rink. The radio has just announced that school is letting out early today and the performance tonight has been cancelled. I hope they will reschedule it.