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An Iconic WW1 Item

It might seem unlikely that a piece of domestic knitting could be an iconic item from the First World War, but I feel this is one. This example was knitted for ‘Tell Them of Us’ from an original WW1 pattern. Knitted for the comfort and protection its owner, this glove is also designed to help them kill. Read More

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The Battle of Loos Commemoration

I am very glad to say that the costume and knitting created for ‘Tell Them of Us’ and the ‘Centenary Stitches’ exhibition continue to do their work in helping to commemorate the anniversaries of the First World War. (c) Lincolnshire Echo, Ursula Lidbetter of the Lincolnshire Coop laying a wreath. October 13th 2015 marked the centenary of a Read More

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Violet’s Story, VAD Nurse, WWI

We also hope to make a mini-documentary on Horncastle’s Red Cross Hospital during WWI based largely on Nurse Violet Pearson’s album of mementoes (below) and reports from the Horncastle News: here is the link to our crowdfunding campaign: Violet’s Story. Violet Crowder’s album on display at the Centenary Stitches exhibition. Violet Pearson (Tiffany Haynes) talking to Read More

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Immersion Cinema

Immersion cinema is where the audience’s appreciation of a story is heightened by, for example, being in the location where the events played out. Now there is a chance to see Tell Them of Us in one of the locations where the events depicted happened and where we filmed too.The film is about the Crowder family during World Read More