3. The Crown
This unusual item in the Knitting & Crochet Guild Collection was designed as a piece of memorabilia in mixed media, made in 1977 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee. The crown is purple, with gold and white bands and decorated with coloured, metallic embellishments. A mixture of machine knitting, crochet and free-form machine embroidery, it is 30cms/12ins wide, 28cms/11ins deep, and 16cm/6ins high, with a circumference of 84cm/33ins. It was made by a long standing member of the Guild, who donated it to the KCG Collection, and it is always a popular item at shows.