NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Mount Felix Tapestry Tour of New Zealand

Exhibition of 44 embroidered panels telling some of the moving personal stories of Kiwi soldiers, nurses and doctors welcomed in the community at Hospital No 2 Walton on Thames between 1915 and 1920

Mount Felix Tapestry Panel No 1

The Mount Felix Tapestry is a community stitch project created by over 600 people in both England and New Zealand between 2015-2017. It commemorates and honours the 27,000 Kiwi soldiers who were treated at the hospital at Walton on Thames from 1915 onwards, the dedicated doctors and nurses who cared for them and the local community who welcomed them into their hearts. This beautiful artwork ensures that the stories of courage, resilience, romance and friendship, set against a backdrop of the unimaginable horror of war, will never be forgotten.  

Designed by Andrew Crummy,  this historical narrative has been transformed into a rich, lush story told in yarn. Created over thousands of hours by volunteers of all ages and experience levels, the Tapestry celebrates the enduring spirit of community and connections across nations and over time.  

The idea that the Mount Felix Tapestry should tour around New Zealand has always been an important part of the project and significant funding has been raised to enable this. The Tapestry will be displayed in Papakura, Christchurch, Waikato, Upper Hutt, Dunedin, Wairoa and Waiōuru over sixteen months from August 2018.  

Timetable of exhibitions:                                                                                                                                                                                            

For more information on the project and the stories behind the individual panels, please visit the website: mountfelixtapestry.co.uk

This activity is being worked on from
Research phase 2014, Creation of Tapestry Panels 2015-2017
 to 
October 2019
Date added: 24 February 2018 | Last updated: 15 January 2019
| Contact:
Nicola Lindsey
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