Great-great grandmother knits six-foot long replica of Buckingham Palace
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
- 93-year-old Margaret Seaman creates a six-foot long replica of Buckingham Palace out of wool, using polystyrene blocks for structure and wiring to create the gates.
- Margaret Seaman has used her craft to raise over $120,000 for charities and gained celebrity status.
- Her latest project aims to raise money for the new children’s hospice in Addenbrookes Hospital.
Margaret Seaman, a 93-year-old great-great grandmother from Norfolk, England, has knitted a six-foot long replica of Buckingham Palace entirely out of wool, which is now on display at The Forum in Norwich’s Norfolk Makers Festival.
She spent eight months creating the model, using polystyrene blocks for structure and wiring to create the gates. Margaret has used her knitting skills to raise over $120,000 for charities, and her latest project aims to support the new children’s hospice in Addenbrookes Hospital.
Her dedication to the craft has gained her celebrity status, and people even knock on her car window to ask if she is “the lady that does the knitting.”
Margaret says, “I just love a big challenge and I like to keep myself busy. I never dreamed it would lead to all this excitement.”