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Create the Mossy Carpet

Have you heard about the Mossy Carpet? The Mossy Carpet is a collaborative artwork by our friends Art and Energy, inspired by moss and made by many people!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

Thousands of individually made pom-poms and textile tufts adorn a fleecy carpet of Dartmoor wool, creating a vibrant beautiful mossy carpet. Each moss-like pompom celebrates someone’s contribution to making the world better for all of life.

The Parke team will be helping to make a section of the Mossy Carpet from Saturday 8 to Sunday 16 June as part of Great Big Green Week. Please come and add your own moss creations (wool is supplied but donations would be much appreciated). This is a free drop in event for anyone who wishes to be part of a creative conversation for the planet.

Creative activities help us to slow down, have better conversations, imagine new things, have fun and feel more connected.

Carbon looms large, it is the giant of our times. On our own, we can feel powerless, but we can work together and want this artwork to give people inspiration, comfort and hope.

We encourage you to look closely at real mosses and their intricate beauty and ecological significance for our environment. Take them as your inspiration as you join us in making this epic artwork.

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The basics

Booking details

No booking is needed, but if you have any questions email parke@nationaltrust.org.uk

Meeting point

Picnic area below the car park

What to bring and wear

You don't need anything, but if you have some wool you'd like to donate to the carpet please do bring it along

Accessibility

The 'tennis court' picnic area is grassy and level and can be accessed from the car park by a fairly steep tarmac track. Let us know if you'd like help to navigate the slope but it is wheelchair and pushchair accessible.

Other

Parking fees apply to non-members. Parke is accessible on foot or by bike. It is less than 1km from Bovey Tracey.

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