Christmas is ‘knitted up’ by South Tyneside group

The creative knitting skills of a group of South Tyneside women is now on show at a South Shields library.

Cleadon Park Library in Prince Edward Road is now home to a Christmas tree lovingly created by a knitting group.

It now stands pride of place within the venue alongside a knitted nativity scene.

The tree, complete with parcels, tinsel, lights and baubles, was the brainchild of Janet Wylie, who runs the weekly knitting group.

It was created by the WEA girls based at Talbot Road Methodist Church and residents of Queen Elizabeth Court, who attend a craft class at the home in Brockley Whins.

Mrs Wylie said: “Altogether it took us 10 weeks to make and it exceeded all of our expectations.

“It is absolutely fantastic and the reception we received when we delivered it to the library was fabulous.

“A lot of people attended the coffee morning and commented on the tree and nativity.

“It was a group effort, with one lady taking the lead on the nativity scene – it has just exceeded our expectations.”

The group is already planning their next project which could be a sweet shop which, when completed, will be donated to a primary school.

The next term will start on Friday, January 8, at Talbot Road Methodist Church in South Shields.

The session runs from 2pm until 4pm.

For information contact Janet Wylie on 07954413542 or 4554830 email