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Wartime Knitting Circle, 2007.
Acrylic, cotton, wood, various knitting notions,
Dimensions variable

Women war workers make knitted woolen jackets
to cover the glass flasks of number 74 grenades (commonly known as “sticky bombs”) at a factory workshop in Britain, 1943. The women, including Mrs B. Colman (nearest to the camera) and Miss H. Brearley (center), fasten the jackets by means of a drawstring around the neck of the flask.
The woolen jackets will soon be coated with adhesive to
enable them to stick to their target before detonation.