Knitted Christmas Tree

My mum has been involved with a project to make a knitted Christmas tree for the charity she works for, Burrswood in Kent. At 18 feet high this tree is quite an achievement!

The tree went up this week, it looks even more impressive when you watch this video of the construction and see all the work that went into it.

The tree has some interesting statistics.

To make it took:

  • 2459 hours to knit and stitch
  • 350 large balls of wool
  • 46 metres of fabric

The finished tree is made up of:

  • 2451 leaves
  • 97 metres of garland
  • 203 pompoms
  • 1 large angel

The tree (and my mum) even featured on their local news!


5 responses to “Knitted Christmas Tree

  1. This is one of those things that I would never take on again, but the end result did make all the stress and worry worthwhile.

    I would like to say thank you to the Sew Make Believe Sewing Group, as all the fabric used to sew the leaves onto came from the your stash – it was all the strange bits that were for recycling. I dyed them green and it saved us the cost of having to buy material – thanks so much.

    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic crafty New Year.

    Mary – Zoe’s Mum

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