Knitters create Dahl display for Well-Dressing

Wirksworth Library's knit and natter group who have knitted a wells dressing based on the works of Roald Dahl
Wirksworth Library's knit and natter group who have knitted a wells dressing based on the works of Roald Dahl
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Wirksworth Library group Knit and Natter has once again excelled themselves – knitting a full scale Well-Dressing display.

The library centrepiece was unveiled in time for the Wirksworth Carnival and Well-Dressing weekend, which took play on May 28 and 29.

Wirksworth Library's knit and natter group who have knitted a wells dressing based on the works of Roald Dahl

Wirksworth Library's knit and natter group who have knitted a wells dressing based on the works of Roald Dahl

Library manager Mark Lilley said: “When Knit and Natter member Jane McCabe first mentioned knitting a Well-Dressing display, we all looked in disbelief.

“But seeing is believing and the group has actually pulled this ambitious project off with flying colours – the display is a work of art.

“The Well-Dressing theme was ‘Roald Dahl’s centenary’ to coincide with the forthcoming children’s summer reading challenge.

“This is where youngsters are invited to read six books throughout the summer holidays, receiving incentive prizes for each book.

Wirksworth Library's knit and natter group's knitted wells dressing based on the works of Roald Dahl, The BFG

Wirksworth Library's knit and natter group's knitted wells dressing based on the works of Roald Dahl, The BFG

“The colourful display is the perfect backdrop to inspire the children to take up the reading challenge when they visit.

“Our Knit and Natter group meet every other Tuesday at 2.30pm and everyone is warmly welcomed to sit, chatter, knit and natter with a cup of tea – or two.

“Hilarious stories often unfold whilst they’re knitting their latest masterpieces – the group are probably louder than the children’s sing-a-long sessions I also run. They have great fun.”

Derbyshire County Council’s Wirksworth Library offers a galaxy of different loanable formats from books, large print, books on CD, DVDs and eBooks to free internet access. The community hub is located in the Town Hall building – free and accessible to everyone for everyone.

Wirksworth Library's knit and natter group have knitted a wells dressing based on the works of Roald Dahl

Wirksworth Library's knit and natter group have knitted a wells dressing based on the works of Roald Dahl

In addition to the Knit and Natter group, there is also a monthly art exhibition, book cafe and children’s sing-a-long session.

For more information about Derbyshire County Council’s library service visit: www.derbyshire.gov.uk/libraries.