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Margaret Seaman

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Weʼre raising £5,000 to support appeals at Norfolk's three NHS hospitals.

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Ninety two year old Margaret Seaman is Norfolk's Queen of Knitting and during the pandemic lockdowns she created a new knitted masterpiece - a 'Knittingale' hospital - and finished off the amazing knitted Sandringham House and Gardens.

There is not much Margaret cannot knit - she has already raised more than £50,000 for local charities - and her extraordinary lockdown projects are her personal tribute to the NHS teams working in the county's three NHS hospitals during the Covid 19 pandemic.

The three-metre-square, dolls-house style model features an A&E department, separate wards for men, women and children with miniature beds, blankets, chairs and cupboards, all of which are knitted. There's a cafe (with knitted cakes), a helipad, car park, gardens and reception desk and 58 individual, tiny woollen figures, created by Margaret's friend Jan, who has younger and nimbler fingers!

After a year of knitting, for many hours EVERY day, Margaret's Knittingale is on show at the Norfolk Makers Festival Showcase event at The Forum from 1 to 11 June 2021. Also on show, in the Forum's Atrium, is the enormous and jaw-dropping knitted Sandringham, which is making national headlines.

Use this link to see the full story on BBC News Online.

With thanks to BBC East for the cover photo and the picture below.

All funds raised by Margaret's yarn wizardry will be divided between the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, in Norwich, the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Kings Lynn.

Use this link to read how the money you give will be spent on people in the local community.

ITN's Nina Nannar interviewed Margaret at the start of the Knittingale project. Click on the video below to watch her report.

Click on the video below from the Daily Telegraph online

Margaret has raised tens of thousands of pounds for local charities through her unique knitting projects over the past few years.

Fans of the Norfolk Makers Festival, at The Forum in Norwich, will remember how she knitted Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile, in its 1970s hey day. This went on to tour craft shows around the UK, raising funds for a Norfolk hospice.

Click on the video below for Margaret's first ITN News appearance.

Her work-in-progress Sandringham House, featured on Good Morning, with Holly and Phil, just before the first lockdown in March 2020, and at the time was used to raise thousands to help a local girl fighting cancer.

Like so many charity knitters, they enjoy using their crafting skills to help others. Please donate. Every pound raised will go to our local NHS teams. Thank you.

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 11, 2021

      Beautiful knitting and a great cause

    • Ross and Kate

      Ross and Kate

      Jun 10, 2021

      Awesome!

      £20.00

    • Mira Merali

      Mira Merali

      Jun 9, 2021

      Keep Up the good work

      £15.00

    • Nicky Childerhouse

      Nicky Childerhouse

      Jun 9, 2021

      £5.00

    • Charles

      Charles

      Jun 9, 2021

      Amazing number of stitches

      £10.00

    • Bea sleighJohnson

      Bea sleighJohnson

      Jun 9, 2021

      Wonderful !

      £5.00

    • Nat & Megs

      Nat & Megs

      Jun 9, 2021

      Such beautiful work.

      £45.00

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