The World Wide Weave

International Textile Project and Exhibition

World Wide Weave Exhibition December 2014 - November 2016
Camphill Foundation UK & Ireland marked the 75th anniversary of the Camphill Movement 1940-2015 with an awe-inspiring exhibition of 75 wall-hangings in weaving, tapestry, felting and other techniques created specially for the exhibition by 65 textile workshops in 19 countries worldwide.
The completed panels were displayed together to celebrate the manifold creative life of communities in the UK and Ireland and in other regions. Communities which took part are in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Russia, India, Vietnam, South Africa, United States and Canada.

From December 2014 to January 2016 the work was shown in 19 locations in the UK and Ireland, in public buildings, art galleries and museums. The extended 2016 itinerary included a further 7 venues in Switzerland, Canada, United States, Norway and Finland.

The exhibits were also on sale and all of them have now found new homes throughout Europe and North America.

Extraordinary Lives

Camphill is at the forefront of promoting the understanding that people living with developmental disabilities and learning differences have truly extraordinary creative talents and skills of all kinds, practical, social and artistic. It is this affirmative message that we wished to convey in the exhibition project. Thousands of exhibition visitors worldwide shared in our enthusiasm for this project celebrating Camphill residents' special and unique qualities and achievements, making Camphill's 75th birthday a year to remember.