Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital celebrated its 10th Anniversary as a Trust in the beautiful grounds of Bicton College
During the Festival Day, visitors were invited to lay fibres, threads and fabrics in colours and textures that resonated with their reflections on the NHS. The pieces were subsequently wet felted by the tutor. The piece contains sheep's fleece: Merino, Lustrous Curly Wensleydale and Crimped Blue Face Leicester, in addition sumptuous, silk fibres and threads; silk velvet, satin, chiffon. The layering and blending of fibres throughout the day, and the resulting final piece, evokes warmth from individual hands which, through the haptic process activates the felt into fabric.
L/R Tina Jones (Matron) a member of the Staff Festival organising group, James Brent, Chairman, and Gill Burbidge. Click to enlarge the image.