It’s the knitivity!

Poulton le Fylde Methodist Church members with their giant knitted Christmas Tree

Poulton le Fylde Methodist Church members with their giant knitted Christmas Tree

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OH Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, your branches green delight us!

But this is a Christmas tree with a twist – it is made entirely of wool.

More than 20 knitters lovingly created this 18ft woollen masterpiece to display at Poulton Methodist Church’s Christmas festival.

It was joined by around 40 other traditional Christmas trees loaned to the Queensway church for the annual festival which will run until tomorrow.

Each tree, from the Plant Place on Fleetwood Road, Carleton, has a different theme, including a ghost and butterfly tree.

Coun May Ghandi, of Carleton Ward, said she was delighted by the unique creation.

She said: “It’s the first time we’ve ever embarked on this at the church so it we were excited to see the end product.

“A lot of people have spent so much time and energy on this it is wonderful to see it in all its glory.

“We had to wait for scaffolding to put the tree up at the church, it’s huge.

“Each leaf was created individually, I think there are more than 2,000 and the tinsel and baubles made and added on.

“The idea came from a lady in church who had a friend in Cornwall and they had seen it done at their church.”

And the nimble fingered creators not only had fun making the quirky tree, they also raised money for the church and Help for Heroes.

Every tree at the festival can be reserved for purchase and collected after 4pm tomorrow.

Decorations are also on sale.

Coun Ghandi added: “The whole church looks stunning and I’m so glad we are raising money for the church and another great cause.”

To see the trees pop into the church between 10am and 7pm today or between 10am and 4pm tomorrow.