The daughter of a charitable knitter from Shipston has paid tribute to her late mother.

Linda Cornock was one of the founders of the Shipston knitting and crochet group, and was diagnosed with cancer in October 2020.

Despite battling the illness, Linda raised over £3000 for charity during lockdown by making thousands of face masks, a project which saw her awarded by the High Sheriff of Warwickshire in March 2021.

Unfortunately, Linda’s battle with cancer came to an end last week as she died on January 11.

Linda’s daughter, Jenny Warner, said: “She remained very brave and independent right to the very end. We could have lost Mum 28 years ago when she suffered a brain haemorrhage. She was a true inspiration.

“The family have supported each other through this difficult time, with overwhelming support from the local community and beyond bringing us great comfort.”

Linda’s death comes little over a month after the passing of her youngest son, Micky, which Jenny says left a “huge void” in the family.

Jenny, along with siblings Jackie and Alan, have fond memories of camping holidays in Croyde with their mum however for many in Shipston, it is knitting that she will be remembered for.

Jenny added: “She was forever knitting and crocheting and planning ahead for the next theme to decorate Shipston with the yarn bombing.

“The group have said it will continue in her legacy, they have all her creations to reuse for many years to come.”

A statement written by Mayor of Shipston Ian Cooper and Deputy Mayor Marianne Westwood, on behalf of the Town Council, read: “Linda was a patient teacher of all yarn skills and many people in Shipston have a satisfying and creative hobby because she was willing to teach them and lend them resources.

“Linda has personally been responsible for many of the beautiful displays that we know many people have appreciated in the town.

“She also kept up her knitting and crochet all through her battle with cancer making knee blankets and twiddle muffs for the hospital and the church.

“She was making blankets to raise money for Shipston home nursing right up to her death.

“Her legacy will live on in all the yarn creations in Shipston.”