PICTURES: Woolly tales of myth and legend at craft show
Storytellers may be in the business of spinning yarns but a textile expert has gone a step further by knitting a series of giant books.
The works formed the centrepiece of the three-day Stitch, Sew and Hobbycrafts show, which began yesterday at Westpoint, nearExeter.
The three woollen tomes, by Devon-based textile enthusiast Alison Murray, stand between 7ft and 9ft tall, each with individual turning pages.
She says they are individually inspired by myth and legend, nature and futuristic themes.
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Alison has previously produced the world's largest knitted Christmas tree, a giant gingerbread house and a knitted walk-through aquarium.
Also on display for the first time at the event is a selection of costumes from this year's film spectacular Les Misérables.
The exclusive outfits, from 19th-century France, were created by Oscar-nominated Paco Delado.
A Fashion, Handbags and Gladrags display offers the chance to view a collection of handbags, hats and gloves from 1890 to 1960.
The popular Devon knitting duo Ruth and Belinda present their latest knitting challenge to raise money for vulnerable inner-city children.
More than 180 exhibitors are providing visitors with advice and inspiration.
There is also a sewing machine clinic, and a dressmakers' pattern bar on hand.