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Elaine’s mini woolly weds

A MONKSPATH mum-of-three came up with a yarn-storming idea to mark last week’s Royal Wedding.

A MONKSPATH mum-of-three came up with a yarn-storming idea to mark last week’s Royal Wedding.

Patriotic Elaine Brown has been knitting miniature versions of Kate and William and the rest of the wedding party.

Husband David made a scale-model of the Buckingham Palace balcony to display the figures and it was the centre-piece of a family party last week.

Firefighter and ex-serviceman David said that his wife spotted the knitting pattern while recovering from an operation.

“She’d had a gall bladder replacement,” he explained. “She doesn’t like idle hands and wanted something to do while she was off work.

“In the past she knitted clothes for our daughters, but this was a real challenge, it must have taken her three weeks - knitting at night and in her lunch breaks.”

Last week, the figures were on display at Lloyds TSB, in Poplar Road, where Elaine works and drew a lot of attention from customers. And the diorama was a similar hit at the Earlsdon May Day celebrations, held in Coventry earlier this week.

“We’re talking about putting it away in the loft, safe for when Prince Harry gets married,” added David.

 

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