IF YOU missed textile artist Alison Murray's giant (nine foot high) knitted book at RHS Rosemoor recently, there's another chance to see her woolly tome in Exeter this weekend. Plus you can see a trilogy of giant books created by Alison and her army of knitters.
Her full collection of Big Books will be on display for the first time at Stitch, Sew and Hobbycrafts.
The first book in the series is called Myths And Legends and features magical fairies, wizards, unicorns and mythical beings. Individual 3D knitted fairies appear to hover on the page, while gnomes, dragons, trolls and elves are just a page turn away, all under the watchful eye of a 12 foot dragon.
The second book in the trilogy, Nature Through A Day, invites readers to take a walk down the garden path while taking in the beautiful life-sized daffodils and potted plants. While, Alison's final book of the collection titled, Future And Science, looks to the future and features robots and spaceships in silvers and blues.
It's not the first project for the textile artist who has raised tens of thousands of pounds with her international knitting creations. Her previous projects include the world's largest knitted Christmas tree and a giant Gingerbread House which received worldwide acclaim and featured on the Graham Norton Show and the Martha Stewart show in the USA.
"I'm always looking for the next challenge, something that's bigger and better than before and of course that 'wow' factor," said Alison from Bideford. "The giant books have been years in the making and I'm thrilled to be able to exhibit all three at the Stitch, Sew and Hobbycrafts show this September."
Stitch, Sew and Hobbycrafts is at Westpoint, Exeter from Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29. Details and tickets: www.ichfevents.co.uk.