Lincolnshire Heritage Filmmakers – Community Group

People Rich

By pauline Loven (Costumier to ‘Tell Them of Us’)

When I decided it would be good to have some hand-knitted clothes for our WW1 film, and tweeted speculatively for a volunteer knitter, I didn’t know what I would unleash! Within minutes of tweeting and expecting nothing, I had over one hundred volunteers and within a week that had tripled!

The generosity of large numbers of people with their time and talent has been one of the most lovely aspects of this filmmaking project. So here is a big thank you to the 300 plus amazing knitting and crochet wizards who have volunteered their time and sometimes their own wool too. Also a special thank you to Liz Lovick, Jane Lawrence, Julie Speed, Annie Cholewa, Judith Brodnicki and Sally Pointer for helping organise, advise and support the growing team. You are all extraordinary!

Jane Lawrences's bike loaded with the latest packages of wool ready for the regular post office run!

Jane Lawrence’s bike loaded with the latest packages of wool ready for the regular post office run!

Here are some of the fabulous garments knitted by the team that are now winging their way in from around the British Isles and even from the USA.

Actor Adam Fox wearing the muffler (soldiers' comforts) knitted by Jackie Soans (Suffolk)

Actor Adam Fox wearing the muffler (soldiers’ comforts) knitted by Jackie Soans (Suffolk)

Wrap by Judith Brodnicki (Omaha) worn by Victoria Rigby. Photo Pauline Loven

Wrap by Judith Brodnicki (Omaha) worn by Victoria Rigby. Photo Pauline Loven

A brilliantly knitted cardigan by Liz Lovick (Orkney) designed from a family photograph. Model Rebbecca Dyer, Photograph John Bennett, Light and Dreams Photography

A brilliantly knitted cardigan by Liz Lovick (Orkney) designed from a family photograph with a matching scarf and tam too. Model Rebecca Dyer, Photograph Pauline Loven.

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2 responses

  1. Jo Turner

    Good luck with your latest filming I look forward to being able to see the finished results. The costumes look wonderful as usual, especially with all the help you’ve received of knitted garments.

    15 March 2014 at 3:09 pm

    • Let us know if you want to come along to any of the shoots Jo!

      15 March 2014 at 3:37 pm

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