Ann is fan-tastic

NBENBE120220a2, Holbrook Lady Ann Collier as made a fan for the London Olympics.
NBENBE120220a2, Holbrook Lady Ann Collier as made a fan for the London Olympics.
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AN 82-YEAR-old woman from Holbrook has embroidered a stunning commemorative fan for this year’s London Olympics.

Using lace, Ann Collier worked the flag of every nation — apart from five or six, she said — competing in the showpiece event into the colourful fan.

In the middle is the 2012 logo, complete with the Olympic rings and depictions of events such as athletics, cycling and swimming.

Ann, of Horsley Crescent, said the fan took her 250 hours to complete and each flag took an hour. “It was hard, but I think anything is possible,” she added.

Ann specialises in modern style lace fans. She is well-known among fan collectors, and is a keen collector herself. She will be exhibiting her work at Belper Library from March 1 to March 31.