When I (the film’s costumier) decided it would be good to have some hand-knitted clothes for our WW1 film, I didn’t know what I would unleash! Within minutes of tweeting speculatively for a volunteer knitter, 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!
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.