Woolly church creations inspired by Lincolnshire heritage

A knitted version of Stow Minster has joined five other woolly churches in a special exhibition at Lincoln Cathedral which is on show until August 30.
A knitted version of Stow Minster has joined five other woolly churches in a special exhibition at Lincoln Cathedral which is on show until August 30.

A knitted version of Stow Minster has joined five other woolly churches in a special exhibition at Lincoln Cathedral which is on show until Wednesday, August 30.

The exhibition includes a handcrafted version of one church from each district of Lincolnshire and is inspired by the fact that many of the county’s churches were funded by wealthy landowners who made their fortune on the backs of the county’s iconic breed of sheep, the Lincoln Longwool.

The knitted Stow Minster was created by the Knit and Knatter, Crochet and Clatter group, which meets weekly at the Wool Loft in Gainsborough.

Marion Sander, artsNK visual arts development co-ordinator, said: “This is a fantastic community art project marrying traditional crafts with local history.”

Woolly Spires can be viewed during cathedral opening hours. Usual admission charges apply.