Natty knitters

ONCE upon a time, knitting enthusiasts from across the North East cast on their stitches to re-create some of literature's most famous storybook characters ' and the results of their efforts are about to go on show.
ONCE upon a time, knitting enthusiasts from across the North East cast on their stitches to re-create some of literature's most famous storybook characters ' and the results of their efforts are about to go on show.

KNITTERS from Northumberland have plenty of fairy stories to tell after helping to create a new exhibition.

The Once Upon A Time project has seen more than 200 knitters of all ages carefully craft characters from storybooks to make up stunning wall murals, like the one, pictured right, depicting Little Red Riding Hood.

The display features work from various North East community groups, including the Northumberland Women’s Institute.

It can be seen at The Customs House in South Shields until February.

Admission is free, but donations would be welcome.