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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Knitted Bouquet

Friend Pam Herron was a teacher at Leighton Primary School in Orton Malborne, Peterborough, until she retired in 1994. 

At an after school club she taught pupils to how to knit. On one occasion, in about 1985 or 1986, Pam transformed the children's garter stitch strips into flowers, made leaves and assembled the pieces into a knitted bouquet. 

Pam hand knitted and stuffed a white sheath for the bouquet, with an integral handle for holding it like a  posy. The sheath edging is an openwork scallop design, and wired to hold the scallops into position and to stop the edging drooping.

On 22nd May 2013, Stukeley Meadows Primary School Year One pupils brought their annual Weddings topic to a close with a visit to All Saints Church, Huntingdon. By coincidence, my wedding day had also been on 22nd May but in 1987. 

With myself being the custodian of the bouquet in the process of finding a good home for it, it was offered to Stukeley Meadows Primary School in the hope that it could be of use in future Weddings lessons. Headteacher James Singleterry very kindly accepted the offer and the bouquet was delivered on 7th June. 

This is the story in the Stukeley Meadows Primary School newsletter:


  1. What a beautiful bouquet, and a really good use of the childrens knitting and how lovely that the children learn about weddings in school. What a fitting end for the bouquet, I'm sure they will take good care of it.

  2. Hi Pam Heron taught my children at Orton Malborne when we lived in Leighton, Orton Malborne. Blast from the past. Came across this blog by chance and recognised her name. Regards, Pauline Julian


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