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Woolly festive fun for knit and natter group

WOOLLY ... Cleadon Park Library Knit and Natter group members with their knitted 12 Days of Christmas display.

WOOLLY ... Cleadon Park Library Knit and Natter group members with their knitted 12 Days of Christmas display.

KNITTING while nattering has proved to be a success for a talented group of women in East Shields.

Cleadon Park Library’s Knit and Natter group has created the 12 Days of Christmas out of wool.

The group, which meets at the library in Prince Edward Road every Wednesday from 10.30am, has spent the last year creating the display, which is based on the traditional festive song.

From the 12 drummers drumming to a partridge in a pear tree, each line of the song has been painstakingly recreated out of material.

Annette Richardson, senior library assistant, who also enjoys knitting, said: “Last year the group created a nativity scene, and earlier this year it was decided to do the 12 Days.

“Everyone has worked really well together.

“Some of the trickier bits were crocheting the eyes and the moustaches of the lords-a leaping, but the ladies who could do that helped those who couldn’t.

“Everyone is very pleased with the final results.”

The knitters unveiled their work earlier this week and invited along youngsters from the Bungalow nursery to make their own Christmas artwork.

Mrs Richardson said: “The children did lots of colouring, and their work will now be on display along side the knitters’ until we close on December 24.”

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