It’s not unusual to hear of an artist doing unique and different things with their artwork, but I’ve never met someone quite like 84-year-old Jim Giles, who decided to literally take his art to new lengths by knitting a 400 metre long scarf to wrap up the historical Victoria Square, his sheltered accommodation in Ancoats, Manchester.
Jim was taken into Victoria Square accommodation when he lost everything he had, including his wife who he loved to paint portraits of. He claims the accommodation saved his life in this difficult time and he wanted to show how much it meant to him by making it the centre of his artwork.
His inspiration for this wool-derful piece of art came from his final piece in his show at Salford University, where he knitted football scarves to represent the opposing football teams of his…
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