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Wool creations

Wool creations
The White Rabbit created to commemorate the birth of author Lewis Carroll.
Tuesday 13th November 2012 by C. Freeman

Memorable events including the sinking of the Titanic and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, have been commemorated in wool by learning support teacher Mrs Payne. Each week she creates a new masterpiece that is displayed on her board as a talking point for students.

Her ingenious designs include a three-piece band, complete with tiny instruments, a single hand holding a bar of soap (to commemorate National Wash Your Hands Day, of course) and an apple-laden tree to mark Isaac Newton day. Some of the celebrations are obscure or American in origin; hence the Jolly Roger which was a fitting way to celebrate ‘Talk Like a Pirate’ Day, or the woolly advert for ‘Knit In Public’ Day.

Not many items are beyond Mrs Payne’s extensive knitting and crochet skills, hence her exotic heart and lung transplant, a mouth-watering selection of chocolates or the latest, a knitted snack in honour of ‘Make a Sandwich week.’

Many have admired the bejewelled Queen accompanied by her tiny crocheted corgi and the large Halloween spider has a well-deserved place in the collection, having taken two weeks to knit (instead of the normal day or two demanded by the smaller projects).

Mrs Payne said: ‘My mother taught me to knit and I taught myself to crochet as an adult. It all started because I made a small heart for Valentine’s Day and then I carried on going. I will do an item each week for the complete year and then see how I feel about continuing. It just gets people starting looking in to see what we have on the board each week.’

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