Knitters have been clicking their needles like mad to deliver a life-size woolen queen for the Platinum Jubilee.
The knit monarch comes accessorised with a knit handbag, sash, cape and crown – and of course a woolly corgi.
Holmes Chapel Community Yarn Bombers’ eye-catching creation has locals in the Cheshire village stopping to pose for photos with their knitted beaded One-Royal.
The team also decorated the neighborhood with knitted flags, necklaces, toy soldiers and mailbox toppers.
Anita Armitt, 66, who started the group with a friend, said about 40 volunteers, ranging in age from 10 to 80, took on the task.
She said: “It was wonderful. It’s a group of people who didn’t really know each other before and some haven’t met yet, but we talk to each other on Facebook.
“We welcome anyone who wants to try it and everything that has been made has been used.”
A mannequin served as a framework for the woolly royal.
Anita explained: “She was in my dining room in different stages of dressing.
“The first night she was out I felt like I had to go down and say good night to her!”
The project began with knitters making six-inch squares of red, white, and blue that formed the Queen’s dress, cape, and red carpet.
The colors have also appeared as covers on bollards created by Holmes Chapel U3A to bring a splash of color to the village.
Word of the decoration has spread and visitors come from further afield to take a look.
Anita said: “A couple told me they had a coffee while staying here, so it’s great for local business too.”
The Decs are displayed when the village celebrates with a bonfire on Thursday evening and a big picnic on Sunday.
Anniversary knitwear is all the rage, and letterbox toppers are popping up across the country in the run-up to the long weekend of celebrations.
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