You read that right, Woman’s Weekly have now broken three Guinness World Record targets, and all thanks to our lovely readers. See pictures, videos and a list of contributors below, as well as how to get your hands on a Guinness Book of Records official certificate if you helped us with our records!
Our THREE Guinness World Records are…
The largest display of knitted Christmas decorations – 8,845
The largest display of crocheted Christmas decorations – 4,416
The longest string of knitted bunting – 3.212.41m
Knitted and crocheted Christmas decorations
In 2014 we asked you to help us knit and crochet Christmas decorations. There were a total of 13,263 decorations sent in from all over the UK and the world. The largest single contribution came from the residents of Richmond Housing Partnership, who created 376 decorations.
If you sent in your beautiful handiwork and included your full name and address, we were able to include your details in our application to Guinness World Records so make sure to look out for it.
If you would like to buy a certificate with your name on it (£20 per certificate) – you can get one from the Guiness World Records store using the unique code below.
Check out if your name is on the list here.
How to get your certificate
1. Visit the Guinness World Records store
2. Click on ‘Add to basket and when prompted enter these codes which are unique to your special achievement
Largest display of knitted Christmas decorations
Largest display of crocheted Christmas decorations
(These codes are case sensitive so we recommend that you copy and paste them into the relevant fields.)
Once we had all your decorations in we decided to put them to good use, to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society at our Woman’s Weekly Live event. Here are some pictures of the Woman’s Weekly team, the Christmas decoration themselves and some happy customers with their festive buys…
The crowds gather!
Each Christmas decoration has been beautifully hand-crafted.
Don’t they look lovely?
Another happy customer!
The Woman’s Weekly team love this little penguin!
Woman’s Weekly’s record-breaking bunting!
As part of our centenary year celebrations back in 2011 we asked you to help us knit a world record-beating length of bunting. Thanks to 926 readers from the UK and all over the world we had an astonishing 3.2km of beautiful, colourful bunting.
However, to be eligible for the record, the full length of bunting has to be hung in a continuous length, and to do this we’ve joined forces with Search Press, the Kent-based knitting, craft and art book publisher and distributor. We strung up the little flags all over the warehouse to make everything a little bit prettier! See the pictures below.
A couple of The Knitting Team, Kandy and Tina, and our Head of Marketing, Mary, spent a lovely afternoon at Search Press Publishers in Kent, with lots of readers, where the day before the 3.2km of bunting had been hung.
Almost 50 people came to see the bunting, some found their names on a poster listing all 926 contributors and a few (including reader Margaret, pictured) even found their bunting which decorated the 20,000 square metre warehouse – the bunting just about covering the warehouse from top to bottom.
The Search Press team were hard at work hanging all our bunting:
Making it official
Editor Diane and Head of Maketing, Mary Bird, with the official certificate from the Guinness World Records.
Woman’s Weekly was officially presented with a world record certificate to certify that, thanks to the bunting you knitted for us as part of our centenary celebrations in 2011, we are now world record holders for the longest knitting bunting!
More than 900 of you sent in knitted triangles. Readers knitted anything from one to 150 triangles of bunting each, and at the height of your efforts, we were receiving five sacks of bunting a day!. To achieve the record, Guiness World Records specified that the bunting has to measure at least a kilometre in length. The final length was an Incredible 3.212.41m!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to this incredible feat. You are all OFFICIALLY AMAZING!
Anyone who took part in our world-record attempt and whose name was printed on our poster is eligible for a certificate. All you need to do is visit: guinnessworldrecords.com store and enter the ID 131204-7606 and the code wfto8672WF. To get 25% off the usual price of £20, enter the discount code cert25off at the checkout and you’ll pay just £15 for your certificate.
Find your name! Here is our list of contributors –Bunting contributors list
Officially AMAZING! The Woman’s Weekly team celebrate with the record breaking bunting!
Let’s hope there are many more records to come!