'Feeling Fine' is another joint initiative developed by Live Life Aberdeenshire’s Arts team in partnership with Aberdeenshire’s Health & Social Care Partnership, celebrating and embedding creative activity in very sheltered housing and care homes to support and promote wellbeing, building on the successes of the award-winning Felt Fine project (below).
Fibre artist Frieda Strachan and film maker Jason Sinclair, Poppycock Films, spent time in a care home in Oldmeldrum, working with residents, staff and family members. Carding, spinning and then weaving with wool, they all co-created beautiful textiles for the home, as well as sharing stories and time together.
Throughout April 2022, over 25 tenants & 10 staff in Turriff's Dawson Court Very Sheltered Housing complex worked with fibre artist Frieda Strachan and film company Poppycock Films to explore creativity as a tool for self-expression. Called 'Felt Fine', tenants were encouraged to use the tactile material of unspun wool to weave landscapes inspired by living in rural Aberdeenshire.