The Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. BA4 6QN 11th-13th April 2019
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Guild of Machine Knitters

Guild of Machine Knitters

At home with the Chilgates in Felcott House.

The initial project was for display at the craft4crafters at Shepton Mallet in April 2017 as part of our 'Toy Theme' for the machine knitting stand.  All the wallpaper, brickwork, roof, carpets and grass were knitted on the knitting machine.  The furniture and dolls are a mixture of machine knitting, hand knitting and crochet.  During the summer we were persuaded to develop the house further and decorate it for Christmas.  This entailed the couple having a child so that Santa could visit and included Christmas decorations and food.  It was displayed in the 'Slipped Stitch' wool shop in Sherborne for her Christmas window display and attracted many comments as well as raising £200 for the local hospital.  We now need to find other ways to share our work and hopefully bring a smile to those who enjoy and appreciate looking at hand made craft projects.

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