Just like knitting by hand, stop motion animation production is a slow and methodical process, and writer and director Sarah Simi has combined them both in this impressive “Keep Britain Tidy” PSA by Nudinits.

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In addition to this short PSA, Simi has produced a 22-minute episode of Nudinits entirely knit by hand, but there’s a naughty twist to the wooly world that Simi creates, because everyone in it is naked (Warning: link content may be NSFW or inappropriate for some younger viewers).

Having learnt to knit from a young age her initial idea of an all knitted world came easily but at that point the characters were fully clothed. She explains: ‘I happened to read an article about free hiking – hiking in the nude – and the image of a man rambling in the countryside on a freezing cold day, naked but for a pair of walking boots and binoculars rather stayed with me. It seemed to encapsulate British eccentricity at its best and so the characters ditched their clothes.’

Besides the irony of a knitted world where nobody has anything to wear, these animations are an amazing feat of patience and crafting. So the next time you finish a knitted projects of your own, you might consider bringing it to life with a little movie magic!