Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Knitted house is reprieved

Last Friday I posted up a story about a unique knitted gingerbread house that was on public display before having to be taken down because of 'health and safety' fears. The problem apparently was that it was a fire hazard - stuff and nonsense so far as I was concerned but there it is. The excellent follow up news is that it has now been fireproofed and can continue to be on public display! It is made up of numerous knitted woolen squares made by people from all over the world and the hope is that those seeing it will contribute to nominated charities.

Originally at a shopping centre at Bideford it will go on display at the three day 'Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts Show' at the Westpoint Arena just to the east of Exeter. This starts on Thursday. It will then go on tour visiting Harrogate, Cardiff, Brighton, Glasgow, Birmingham and Liverpool.

There's a good old saying "It's an ill wind that blows no good" and whereas the original problem shouldn't have happened in my opinion, at least the attendant publicity has refocused public attention on this intriguing woolen house.

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