The Spiral - representing life within the community
The background fabric was dyed by Emi and woven by many people. The needle-felted spiral was made by a number of people and represents life, festivals, change and development. The bead highlights from Barbara - "it is good to have beautiful things". A circle of friends - Liam - "I have made many new friends here" Double spiral - Stuart G - "doing eurythmy together" Angel - Shirley M - "producing Christmas plays together" Plate of food - Claire D - "cooking and eating together" Doll - for Helen - "I can make things for children and my family" Book - Julian - "to go on learning" Badge - Joan - "happiness is singing" Sun cross - Judy - "belonging and learning about Christianity" Heart - Alison F - "I have made friends and learned so much" Picture - Nicky - "a place to make my models" Candle - Joe - "sharing special occasions together" Great star - Clare B - "Community Assemblies where we all meet and learn and share".
The Memorial Garden (on the lower border):
Grass - Peter J. who cares for the house gardens Hand-spun plait border - for Karen - "the joy of dancing" Plant - Eleanor - "flowers help us to feel happy" Cat - Steven M - "it is good to care for things" Flowers - Lidia the gardener.
To remember (friends who are no longer with us): Morwenna - the sunflower Rowena - rose buttons David - the dwarf Anthony - rowan berries Barry - macramé knot Rachel - blue stars Garth - walnut.