Craft group spend 11 months making knitted Christmas tree

Craft group spends 11 months making knitted Christmas tree (iStock photo)

A group of crafty ladies finally showcased their 11 months of hardwork and revealed a spectacular Christmas tree made entirely from wool.

The Crafty Crafters have spent almost all of the past year knitting the five-foot-six-inch tall tree, which is made up of more than 300 square patches and a variety of woollen decorations, Peterborough Today reports.

Each of the five women are members of the All Saints Church in Peterborough, which is where the tree was revealed last weekend as part of its Christmas Tree Festival.

It will remain in the church until January so that as many people as possible can come and admire it.

Sue Cousins, one of the crafty knitters involved, told the newspaper: "We're very pleased with the end result. The tree looks really nice.

"We wanted it to look really Christmassy but not too over-crowded with decorations and I think we've got the look just right."

She went on to say that it's been really nice for the group to be able to finally see their hard work over the past year come together.

"The reaction from people who have seen it in the church has all been positive as well. Now we'll have to try and better it next year," Ms Cousins added.

Originally the idea to create the spectacularly knitted tree came about after members of the group spotted similar pictures in magazines and decided to take on the challenge of making their own.

It doesn't have to be a full-sized Christmas tree and you could begin with a smaller design to place on the coffee table.

Why not begin with a few balls of the Forest Green Pure Wool Aran? All you need is a wrapping paper tube in the centre, some pipe cleaners and plenty of knitted squares to layer up your branches.

Then you could use the Rowan Kidsilk Haze Glamour to create some dazzling decorations.

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