Poetry and Book Week at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Rosemoor is set to display a very special piece of yarncraft designed to boost literacy.
Alison Murray from All2Knit has created a nine-foot high knitted book which has been put together through crochet and textiles. It is set to be the centrepiece of the Poetry and Book Week which starts today (July 14th) and lasting through until July 19th. North Devon Journal reports that the book is called Mythology, that it is part of a trilogy and features an enormous knitted dragon within the story.
Ms Murray has already begun work on its sequel with Nature Through The Season - In A Day also set to be put on display at Rosemoor. The All2Knit member told the news provider that the decision to make the giant book was simply down to her love of literacy and that by combining 2D and 3D pieces should could create a truly unique knitted book.
The textile artist has been involved in a number of projects in the past raising ten of thousands of pounds for charity and knitters from all over the UK have once again been getting involved.
She told the news provider: "I have had lovely parcels sent to me from all over the UK. From schools in Liverpool to knitters in the Hebrides, especially groups and individuals in the south-west. It has been very exciting expanding the project to include all the textile crafts, like felting, embroidery and quilting, making it a much richer piece."
Poetry and Book Week will see a host of activities held by RHS Rosemoor with yesterday holding an antique and second hand book fair. Visitors are in for a treat throughout the rest of the week with poetry and book readings taking place every morning at 11:00 BST while Rosemoor's Reading Room, packed with hundreds of books and magazines, will be open daily from 10:00 BST.