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7Aug/132

A gift for a prince

As many readers are likely aware, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Princess Catherine) recently had their first child. New Zealand presented a gift of a merino shawl to the new family. We were very excited to see this news as the shawl had been created by a local fibre artist, Cynthia Read. The shawl was hand spun and knitted based on a design by Margaret Stove. Cynthia estimated it took around 270 hours to complete!

As well as being an amazing piece of work and certainly a gift for a prince, we were delighted to notice that the yarn had been spun on a Rose! We are very proud to have had a connection (although a very small one :-) ) to the shawl Cynthia has made and this significant gift from New Zealand.

TV3 news coverage

Cynthia Read and her knitted shawl

Cynthia Read and her knitted shawl

 

Cynthia Read carrying out the finishing touches + Rose!

Cynthia Read carrying out the finishing touches + Rose!

 

Congratulations Cynthia, your work is fantastic!

Until next time,

Andy

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  1. sublime travail et quelle joie pour vous, félicitations

  2. The shawl is absolutely beautiful. Well done New Zealand. I’m sure Prince George and his family will treasure it.


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