Close-knit village

Are you tired of hearing about my trip to Stitch and Craft 2012? Well, I’m only half done with telling you about it, so go and make a cup of tea and get a biscuit before you start with today’s offering.

I have to confess I’m a sucker for a model village. I know it’s a 1890s thing to like, but then I’ve always been an old fashioned girl. This is my favourite. I love imagining what’s going on inside the little houses. The tiny lives of tiny people. I love the intricate detail that the designers capture in minute replication. As a kid I loved the feeling of being a giant as I walked along the streets and stepped over the roof tops. I guess my love of Gulliver’s Travels, The Borrowers and Alice in Wonderland all stem from this same delight. And of course, any stories that take place within a dollshouse, 5 Dolls in a House  by Helen Clare being top of my list. [Note: How I wish I still had my copy of this book from childhood. It’s out of print now and too expensive to buy again.]

So, just imagine my pleasure when I discovered a model village at Stitch and Craft 2012! And all completely knitted. Participants in the competition had applied in advance to make a particular village feature and then once it was made, brought it to the show. It was so wonderfully produced and with such humour. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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