William Morris College, Eastington, Gloucestershire, England

In this new age of managerialism and reduced funding, the process of creating the textile piece took place in William Morris House (William Morris College) differently from how it would have in the past in Camphill. Our students come for less and less time, often only for 2 years, and only in the daytime. Much 'education' needs to take place in that time.

On the other hand, our staff community has grown and is relatively stable. Hence it has worked out that this latter group has done most of the making of this panel. A very stimulating event took place, based around what 'Community' means to us. Small groups of employees and co workers worked on group pictures through a variety of media. Then some individuals worked on this piece, mainly in their own time, though with some of the felting taking place together with students in our 'Fibre Arts' workshop. The backdrop was woven with wool threads on a cotton warp on an upright loom. The felt is of wool, and the embroidery is with mercerised cotton.In this new age of managerialism and reduced funding, the process of creating the textile piece took place in William Morris House (William Morris College) differently from how it would have in the past in Camphill. Our students come for less and less time, often only for 2 years, and only in the daytime. Much 'education' needs to take place in that time. On the other hand, our staff community has grown and is relatively stable. Hence it has worked out that this latter group has done most of the making of this panel. A very stimulating event took place, based around what 'Community' means to us. Small groups of employees and co workers worked on group pictures through a variety of media. Then some individuals worked on this piece, mainly in their own time, though with some of the felting taking place together with students in our 'Fibre Arts' workshop. The backdrop was woven with wool threads on a cotton warp on an upright loom. The felt is of wool, and the embroidery is with mercerised cotton.