67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day breaks Guiness World Record
The 3133 square metres of handmade blankets knitted, crocheted or quilted by the knitwits of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day has broken a Guinness World Record – it is the largest area covered by a blanket.
Carolyn Steyn, founder of the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day said, “Beyond my wildest dreams imaginable, this is our goodwill congratulations South Africa.”
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 will be remembered by many as a day that the Union Buildings in Pretoria was turned into a carpet of colourful blankets all through the dedication of this team of knitwits from every corner of the country. Knitwits and volunteers worked late into the night to ensure the blankets were laid out and presented correctly for the judging of this record breaking event.