Christmas comes to Wester Hailes Library

knitted tree library christmas knit and natter

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The wonderful ladies who attend Wester Hailes Library Knitting Group have been working hard again, this time they have produced a magnificent 7ft  knitted Christmas tree including decorations.

The group of 15 ladies have been working on the project since the summer and have knitted over 300 green squares all of different shades and styles to give the tree more texture, they then knitted/crafted Christmas Crackers, Candy Canes and Baubles to adorn the tree, not to mention various small trees that have been dotted around the library.

The building of the tree took place in the library yesterday and after the grand unveiling, the staff and the community are delighted by the results, with almost every person coming in the door stopping dead in their tracks to admire the groups handiworks, the only disappointed people have been the nursery visit from Juniper Green Nursery who wanted to pull the crackers.

The tree will be in the library until the 6th of January so please come along and see it.

knitted tree library christmas knit and natter

The knitting group, Knit and Natter, meet every second Wednesday in Wester Hailes Library at 2.00 – 4.00pm. You can find out more information about what goes on in the library on the council website or the library’s facebook page.

This story was sent to us by Diane Yule.

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