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9th May 2012

BROADWINDSOR: Stitchers cosy-up for jubilee celebration

A GROUP of crafty woman have been busy in Broadwindsor creating a tableful of cosies for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The 20 members of Broadwindsor Stitchers have created a colourful array of cosies for everything from teapots to egg cups.

The 60 red, white and blue cosies are set to be displayed in Beaminster Library.

Group member Lesley Rundle said they had enjoyed the challenge.

She said: “In alternative years we make a group quilt for charity but this year we decided to have a challenge, so we made cosies in red, white and blue for the jubilee display in Beaminster Library.

“Everyone was supposed to make one but in the end people made two or three because it was fun.

“The cosies are to celebrate the jubilee and also because they are small items we could try out lots of different patterns, so people have done things they haven’t before and it’s amazing the variety that’s available.”

The group is currently appealing for a charity to come forward who would like them to create decorations for a Christmas tree.

The group was started eight years ago and meet every two weeks in Comrades Hall, Broadwindsor. They are always looking for new members of any age.

When the display in the Library is over the majority of the tea cosies will be given to "Home Start - West Dorset" who will use them to raise funds for their charity. 

For more information on the Broadwindsor Stichers email Mrs Rundle at Lesley@lprnet.co.uk

PICTURE: Lesley Rundle with members of Broadwindsor Stitchers who created 60 cosies to mark the Queen’s Jubilee

BROADWINDSOR: Stitchers cosy-up for jubilee celebration

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