Carpet Portrait 1954

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    Ruislip, Middlesex.

    Various shots show carpet seller Charles Varney making a portrait of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill from a square of carpet.

    He first draws around a paper shape of Churchill's head and pulls out all the tufts of carpet within the shape with clippers. He fits the paper shape inside the carpet shape then cuts a section from the paper and starts to fill in the shoulder of his carpet with the appropriate wool. He makes long loops with the wool, then trims the tufts so that it looks like carpet.

    Dissolve into finished carpet portrait of Sir Winston. C/U of the portrait. M/S of a carpet portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

    Cutting and notes on file.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    44557
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1353.18
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:31:00 / 01:36:42:00
    Canister:
    NP 525
    Sort Number:
    NP 525
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