The River teign in wool

This stunning piece of artwork is a community wall hanging on the theme of the River Teign, led by the very talented Yuli Somme.

Yuli explains: “I wanted to focus on the wildlife, and by inviting members of the public to take part I hope to raise awareness of the delicate balance of nature and the pressures that are put on this precious river.”. This felt hanging is incredibly detailed and features a length of the river from Holy Street Manor to Fingle Bridge, a stretch of river well known and loved by locals and visitors alike.

The felt hanging is currently on display in the Gun Room at Castle Drogo, alongside our project exhibition. Here you can learn why the River Teign Restoration Project was set up, what we aim to do, and why we are doing it. There is lots of information on the wildlife of the Teign and you can watch some spectacular underwater footage of the Teign just below Castle Drogo. We are delighted to have this artwork created by Yuli and the local community on display here, and highly recommend a visit to see it!

Yuli was born in Norway and although she has lived most of her life in Devon, the traditional weaving and knitting heritage of Norway has deeply influenced her since she was old enough to hold needles to knit with. She has always had an affinity with wool in particular. Yuli works with regional, certified regenerative wool in her felt making. You can find about more about Yuli and her work on her website.

You can find details on the opening hours of Castle Drogo on The National Trust website.