Fenstanton knitting group create Christmas tree

Fenstanton Knit & Knatter knitted christmas Tree, at Fenstanton United Reform Church, Muriel Johns w

Fenstanton Knit & Knatter knitted christmas Tree, at Fenstanton United Reform Church, Muriel Johns with some of the decorations - Credit: Archant

Standing at nine feet tall and made up of hundreds of squares of knitting, the Fenstanton Knitters and Natters latest creation is a Christmas tree with a difference.

The group will proudly display their tree – which features 800 squares of knitting and 200 toys – at the Christmas Tree Festival at Fenstanton United Reformed Church on Saturday and Sunday (December 7 and 8).

On the day, they will be asking for donations to the church, the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, and Hinchingbrooke Special Care Baby Unit.

All together, 32 knitters from the group and many more keen knitters from the area worked tirelessly on the knitting squares that make up the tree’s leaves.

It took the team hours to put up the tree, which had to be painstakingly assembled with dowling on a wooden frame.


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After the festival, the tree will be dismantled and the squares will be sewn into blankets and donated to care homes in the area.

Jean Ding, the main organiser from the Fenstanton Knitters and Natters, said: “It looks absolutely beautiful. It’s wonderful – the moment that we put the toys on it just transformed it.”

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INFORMATION: The christmas tree festival will also feature trees from other organisations. It will be open from 10am-4pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.

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