This is the most recent of our projects and is a much bigger and more ambitious exhibit. As much of the inspiration came from our local Devon coastline the charity chosen to benefit was the R.N.L.I. On its national tour we will be collecting donations for the R.N.L.I. “Train one, Save many” campaign.
This project has been made possible by knitted donations from around 2000 knitters and Arts Council funding. Every age group and ability of
knitter has been included and contributions have arrived from around the world.
Our knitters were able to be as inventive as they wished and we have received many amazing contributions as can
be seen in the photographs.
We even persuaded the local Appledore Sub-Aqua Club to literally knit Below The Waves.
Many schoolchildren have been involved and the wonderful sea monster 'Nemesis' was constructed by the children of Bradworthy Junior School in Devon.
This project has taken nearly 2 years to complete and the finished display has taken over 5 months to sew together. This was undertaken by a dedicated group of local Devon knitters under the
guidance of Alison and Ann.
The project was launched at The Appledore Visual Arts Festival in June 2010 and has since been seen at Kingsley School, Bideford and at RHS Rosemoor, Devon. Wherever it has been exhibited it has received a very positive response and is a credit to all those who have contributed to it.
The finished project is now beginning its national tour around the UK, sponsored by ICHF events.