Knitted Christmas tree wows festival

Knitted Christmas tree wows festival

A Christmas Tree Festival in Lancashire has become the unlikely site of a new handcrafted masterpiece, the BBC reports.

Of the 46 trees on show at the Poulton-le-Flyde Methodist Church, the 18ft knitted evergreen was easily one of the most impressive to behold.

Knitting patterns were used by church members, residents of the Bamber Bridge retirement home, the local library and the Knitting Nanas Group to create hundreds of individual woollen leaves.

The impressive tree and all its decorations are the product of months of hard work and lots of balls of wool and will stay up over the Christmas period, according to church member Beryl Moran.

Ms Moran told the news provider that “anybody who could hold two knitting needles and a ball of wool knitted”, before revealing that once the festive season is over the tree would “be taken apart and stitched together to make blankets”.

With the winter weather making its presence known, now could be a great time to get back into knitting and craftworks, giving you a new hobby and the skills to make some thoughtful Christmas presents.

Posted by Alice Rowe

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