Knit a flower19 April 2012
Members of the community are being urged to knit a flower for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Nottinghamshire boat.
The boat - whose decoration was designed by a team of Nottingham Trent University postgraduate students - will represent the county in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, taking place on 3 June. The knitted flowers will be used as part of the garlands and bunting on the vessel.
Elaine Bell, a member of the team that designed the boat's decoration, said: "We've had a very positive response from the Nottinghamshire community so far, but it would be great to get as many flowers as possible.
"It is a fantastic opportunity to play a part in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and there are going to be prizes for the best entries."
Over 1,000 boats will gather as part of one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the River Thames. Injured soldiers, members of the public and county representatives will be on board the Nottinghamshire vessel, which has a total capacity of 40.
Members of the public can drop off their knitted or crocheted flowers at the university's Bonington building reception until 30 May. For more information visit the 'knit a flower' group on Facebook or contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org