Monday, 31 October 2016

Is this the biggest cobweb in the world?

A couple of weeks ago, on a Saturday morning, we arrived at church to sing in the choir at a wedding, when the churchwarden took us to the side chapel to see 'something'. We could not have guessed what it was in a million years.

During the Friday night, a gigantic cobweb had descended from the ceiling and was draped over almost the whole chapel. It flowed over the organ, down to the table and across the chairs.

 There is major roof work ongoing at the church, and we think the combination of extra dust and disturbance caused the cobweb to be dislodged (we didn't even realise it was up there, because it was against a dark ceiling). That it came down in one complete piece is amazing.

 It was difficult to show the actual scale of it in one photo - the lights shining on the polythene that is protecting the organ during the work hides part of it.

This photo was taken from underneath the table.

Very little of it actually touched the floor. The wedding guests were fascinated by it, and some people thought it was a fake one that had been deliberately put there.

It was left there for the rest of the day for people to come and see, but then had to be taken down to prepare the area for the Harvest Lunch, which was the next day. We knew it hadn't been there the day before because the flower arrangers had been there.

the harvest loaf, baked at the local supermarket
Once the roof work is finished the church is going to get a thorough clean. At least we know of one job that won't need doing now!

Bye for now
Teresa x


Leslie said...

That is fascinating! Cool and crazy all at once. I joke that my house self decorates for Halloween with cobs, but that takes the cake. I'm not sure I would want to see the spiders that spun it! Love the bread and flowers. Hope you are doing well. I still quietly visit, just a busy season of life for me. Love from Texas, Leslie

A Time for Stitching said...

Hi Leslie, thank you so much for commenting. It's lovely to hear from you. I sometimes wonder what you're up to when I'm catching up with blog reading. Teresa x

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Wow!!! This was huge!!! At least there was no spider for this size of cobweb hehehe.
Silvia x