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New bible knitted

PUBLISHED: 14:00 04 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:29 03 March 2010

IT'S a new form of the testament and it could be coming to a church near you.

Suffolk artist, Margaret Wyllie, has knitted the bible – and she is now looking for somewhere to hang it.

IT'S a new form of the testament and it could be coming to a church near you.

Suffolk artist, Margaret Wyllie, has knitted the bible – and she is now looking for somewhere to hang it.

The amazing 8ft-high work of art was made by slicing up the pages of a bible into spiral strips, and laminating them with sticky tape.

Margaret, from Alderton, near Woodbridge, then knitted the paper strips together to create a triangular hanging.

She has called it Testament, and said the mundane materials soon made a remarkable effect.

She said: "It was horrible, wiggly knitting wool.

"I used a rather old, bleached bible and with the tape it gives the work a wonderful calico colour. I began with Genesis at the bottom of the triangle and worked upwards. The New Testament forms a central cross towards the top of the hanging."

Margaret would take her work-in-progress with her when she was out.

"People would be fascinated," she said. "It always caused a reaction. I'd get talking to people and often their most private thoughts would come pouring out when they knew I was knitting the Bible."

Margaret is seeking a church willing to display the finished piece of art.

WEBLINK:

www.stedmundsbury.anglican.org


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