Photo by Simon Greener
Old jumpers are being transformed into memory blankets for grieving families by a sensitive seamstress in the north of England. Sue Reed goes by the name of the Woolly Pedlar and has a long history of recycling knitwear into all kinds of new garments. But over the last few years she has developed a way of turning the woolen clothing whose owner has passed away into a comforting blanket for their loved ones. These memory blankets, says Sue, are popular because they keep memories alive while recycling unwanted items at the same time.