Royal Wedding fever has gripped the nation and predictably, as night follows day, so has a variety of merchandise to mark the occasion.
Naturally, the Galt Team will be celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, but we won’t be building up a stock of commemorative china and tea towels! Oh no, we will be creating the Woolly Windsors.
Yes, you have guessed it – we have knitted Wills & Kate, not only to celebrate the Royal Wedding on the 29th April, but to launch our new Knit a Friend kit.
The Knitted Royal Couple made their first public appearance at Toy Fair on Tuesday 25th January, 2011. Hand knitted by Lucy in our product design team, these 30cm high figures were joined by ‘real life’ Kate Middleton and Prince William look-a-likes, Kate Bevan and Andy Walker, on the James Galt stand at the UK toy industry’s annual trade showcase in London.
Fancy knitting your own Will and Kate? You can! Just download the pattern of the James Galt’s Royal Couple from www.jamesgalt.com. All the completed knitted couples will be showcased on our Facebook page, so come on your nutty knitters! Get knitting and email us your pictures or even upload them directly yourselves.
Apparently, Peter Andre has received an invite to this wedding of the year – so if you’d rather knit a pop star, or any other invitees, we’re more than happy to showcase other knitted wedding guests on Facebook.
A Heads Up for Half Term…
This half-term do keep a look-out on the James Galt website for more Royal Wedding ‘Make and Dos’. We will be putting in the site’s Activity Zone a make-your-own wedding party with bunting and flags and helping you put together a memory scrapbook – a wonderful keepsake – and great fun for the kids!
The Knit a Friend kit will be available to buy from the James Galt website from mid/late February, priced £14.99. It’s suitable for 8 yrs to adult.