After five months of hard work a Lancashire craft group have finally completed an entirely woollen Christmas tree.
Thwaites Craft Club members have been busy making segments from 50 balls of wool to create the specimen entirely from knitted and crocheted pieces, the North West Evening Mail reports.
This includes knitted triangle leaves, woollen tinsel and an array of homemade decorations adorning the tree.
Explaining the process, club member Hazel Eady told the newspaper that each of the individual pieces was stitched to a lining, which was joined to framework underneath, helping the tree to stand tall.
She added: “It cost us £48 in total to do. It’s the first year we’ve done this.”
The creation of the heavily detailed Christmas tree was not merely for fun, as the club is appealing for donations of presents to go under it, which will then go to Furness General Hospital patients.
Mrs Eady said the club would donate the presents in the week before Christmas.
“We ask for the donations to be new please, as it is going to the hospital. We welcome anything that people can donate,” she continued.
The portable tree will be featured a number of upcoming Christmas events at Thwaites Hall.
It will also be involved in the Village Hall’s Table Top event on November 18th, where people are invited to pay a small donation and take part in a competition to guess how many individual triangles have been pieced together to make the six-foot finished tree.
Anyone who pinpoints the exact number will then win a prize.
Thwaites Craft Club are hoping to raise even more money for the hospital, adding to their previous fundraising successes earlier this year when they created a knitted Noah’s Ark scene for charity in June.