A blanket fit for royalty – that was what a craft group had in mind when they launched a project to mark the upcoming coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla.
Ilkeston’s Creative Hive, which has monthly craft fairs at Trowell Parish Hall, invited others to join them in making the blanket. The finished article was unveiled today at Erewash Museum by the mayor councillor John Sewell.
306 squares were knitted by dozens of volunteers, including a 90-year-old lady.
Hive member and former upholsterer Dorothy Bexon said: “I stitched them all together in one day. I just worried that it would be all right.”
Read more in the May paper.

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