WITH the restrictions brought by covid and lockdowns, a Tedburn St Mary woman was among those who found knitting helped keep them sane.
She has turned that into a good use by knitting, with others, enough bunting to decorate part of Tedburn St Mary Village Hall.
She is Dot Woolland who was joined by other knitters to knit yards and yards of red, white and blue bunting, each with a pom-pom on its tail.
They are going up on the walls of the smaller John Bromell Room at the village hall where Tedburn holds its Community Coffee Mornings.
They had begun knitting bunting for the Devon County Show when it was aiming for the record of the longest strip of bunting.
Dot said: “During the lockdowns it was a lifesaver. I had found some red, white and blue wool and got going again.” She and friends have knitted one 20ft length, another 17ft, plus other pieces.
Dot’s son, Matthew, made some of the pom-poms. Sue Frankham added that other people had helped but Dot had done the most knitting.
One who wanted to add more bunting was Dot’s seven years-old neighbour, Cora, who dropped a note through her door to say she was making Jubilee bunting too.
The coffee mornings are run under Tedburn Social Club. As well as getting together once-a-week, they have four or five outings through the year. To know more, please telephone 01647 270066 or pop along on a Thursday between 10-11am.
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