Tilehurst Methodist Church
Members of Tilehurst Methodist Church and friends completed an unusual project for Christmas 2016. A knitted Christmas Tree was created by many folk.
With a specially constructed telescopic wooden "trunk" and garden canes as branches, the foliage was formed from knitted squares in many shades of green. The squares were knitted not only by members of the congregation but also by other folk in Tilehurst and further afield. Members of other denominations contributed, as did people waiting at hairdressers, local coffee shops and the village library. Squares were received from friends in Weston super Mare, Pudsey, Ilkley and Solihull. Over 1700 squares were completed!
The tree is decorated with the sort of items usually used: stars, angels, nativity figures, lanterns, baubles and tinsel: but all knitted, crocheted or stitched! The tree also has the usual little lights to add to the sparkle and effect.
This amazing creation is over sixteen feet high! And it really is a Community Christmas Tree which the church was pleased to display.
After Christmas, the squares were removed from the branches and sewn into blankets to be donated to any charities which need them. That's a lot of blankets, covering most of the church!
For further information please contact Joan or Don Moffat on Reading 9421680