Knit a Green Man or Woman competition

Are you stuck at home and able to craft? How about this for a family activity…

The Education Department at Southwell Minster would like a collection of knitted/sewn/felted/crocheted Green Men or Women (inspired by the Chapter House carvings) for use in education and outreach as part of the National Lottery Heritage Fund funded ‘Leaves’ conservation project.

A ‘green man’ is a face surrounded by leaves and/or flowers, sometimes with leaves growing out from the mouth. Check out Gertrude and Sprig below for inspiration.

As we can’t receive your physical efforts at this time, we’re asking you to email your best efforts to or share them online and tag us in.

A selection of competition entries will be on display in the Minster during the closure of the Chapter House for conservation work during 2020/2021, and prizes will be awarded to the best.





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