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Angela's 'kwerky' gift for Poldark's Aidan Turner




Angela Blay appeared on the Graham Norton Show on Friday with her knitted Poldark figures - she knitted one for Graham Norton and his guest Aidan Turner PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2361652)
Angela Blay appeared on the Graham Norton Show on Friday with her knitted Poldark figures - she knitted one for Graham Norton and his guest Aidan Turner PICTURE: Mecha Morton (2361652)

A Poldark fan who has knitted a collection of character dolls based on the hit show presented one of her creations to the man himself on national TV.

Angela Blay, of Elmswell, was invited on to The Graham Norton Show last Friday to showcase her 'Knitdarks' to Poldark star Aidan Turner.

Aidan Turner on last Friday's The Graham Norton Show (2345497)
Aidan Turner on last Friday's The Graham Norton Show (2345497)

The music teacher, 50, even made a doll to give to the actor and another of host Graham Norton.

She said: "It was a fabulous experience and very surreal. Being there infront of everybody I was very nervous. I had my sister with me and she was very calming.

"The producers asked me to knit one for Aidan Turner which I did and he was very nice about it."

A Poldark doll which Angela Blay knitted for Aidan Turner (2345500)
A Poldark doll which Angela Blay knitted for Aidan Turner (2345500)

Mrs Blay's venture began when she was struggling to find a pattern to create a doll of Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit. She made her own, liked it and later designed a woollen version of Ross Poldark followed by other characters from the show.

Graham Norton with a doll of himself which Angela Blay knitted (2345503)
Graham Norton with a doll of himself which Angela Blay knitted (2345503)

Mrs Blay's creations, known as 'The Knitdarks', even have their own Facebook page where they feature in a series of quirky and irreverent scenes by Celia Fox, who became involved after she receivd some of the knitted characters as presents.

"The social media reaction has been very good," she said. "For the last two years I've been getting lots and lots of people following me on Twitter and Instagram."

They have also attracted national media attention including a BBC article which caught the eye of The Graham Norton Show's producers.

She sells the patterns under the name 'Kwerky Knits'. Visit www.etsy.com/uk/shop/kwerkyknits

Follow @kwerkyknits on Twitter and Instagram.

Visit facebook.com/kwerkyknits and facebook.com/knitdarks



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