Three keen needleworkers, all in their 90s, have come away with first and highly commended prizes for their handicrafts at the Newcastle show.
Linda Felton, 90, Joyce Yates, 92, and Sylvia Raisbeck, 93, all attend a weekly crochet and knitting class at their nursing home in Redhead.
The trio entered their wares into the show's handcraft competition after encouragement from their teacher, Sue Marsh.
The annual Newcastle show took place over the weekend.
Ms Yates, 92, won first prize in the "nursing home" category for toys and dolls with her family of knitted teddy bears.
"Everybody loved the three of them so I just put all three in. I couldn't decide," she said.
"This one was too ugly to be a bear so I decided to give it a cat's face."
Ms Yates, who grew up in Dudley in a family of eight, said she taught herself to knit when she was a child.
A love of DIY has served her well.
"I just like to make things," she said.
"It doesn't matter if it's a back fence or putting in a window, I've had to do those things for myself all my life."
Ms Raisbeck, 93, came first place in the crochet category, with a blanket she made for her one-year-old great-granddaughter.
"I had to tell her I'm not giving it to you yet," Ms Raisbeck said.
The former yoga teacher from Redhead said she had not always been a natural with the crochet hook.
"I didn't crochet until after my husband retired, 33 years ago … because I had great-granddaughters and I want to make them rugs," she said.
Ms Felton who, at 90, is the "baby" of the Redhead knitting and crochet group, received a highly commended prize for her multi-coloured blanket.
Ms Felton has worked as a pottery, quilting and art teacher.
Her room at Whiddon Redhead nursing home is covered in items she has made herself.
"I just love it," Ms Felton said.
The three women meet each Friday to "knit and natter".
They mostly work on charity projects and have donated several blankets to Newcastle's Ronald McDonald House.
Ms Marsh, of Valentine, volunteers her time to run the activity.
"I just chase down patterns and particular wool," Ms Marsh said. "They know what they want. I love them. They have taught me heaps."
She said she was "absolutely bursting with pride" to see the three women pick up prizes at the show.
"They are very clever."