A second pop-up hand-crafted word has become the latest temporary art installation along the canal.
#FLOATIEST was first seen at last year's RHS Tatton Flower Show, then at MediaCity and it has now returned home to the Bridgewater Canal in Salford.
One of the most remarkable facts about #FLOATIEST is that it took 150 hours for knitting volunteers to sew the individual squares together onto the 4ft high wooden letters underneath the wool.
#FLOATIEST was installed beside the floating boats of Bridgewater Marina in Boothstown with the knitting brightening up the canalside for quite some time. After a couple of summers and being caught more than several times in the rain, we felt that the knitting had past its best.
The installation had become quite a landmark and people often asked the marina about it so we decided to give the letters a makeover.
Designer Tim Denton who has created wonderfully eye-catching wood work for us, including at the RHS flower shows has breathed new life into #FLOATIEST and ensured it will continue to bring cheer to this corner of the canal.