The knitters of Norfolk in the UK are really quite amazing. They once knit a 15-foot-tall Christmas tree, and this year they’ve put together a spectacular garden pergola adorned with knit flowers, birds and bugs.
The structure, which measures more than 7 feet tall and is 35 feet in circumference, was stitched to raise awareness and funds for John Grooms Court, an assisted living home for disabled adults.
Knitters from throughout the UK — and as far away as Australia — contributed to the piece, which was unveiled earlier this week. The piece will be at the Forum in Norwich through April 22.
The base of the structure is made up of thousands of squares, and more than 10,000 knit flowers and other adornments decorate the structure.
The Christmas tree knit by the group in 2010 featured more than 4,000 knit squares and 2,000 decorations and helped the group raise almost £10,000.
[Photo via EDP24.]
By Sarah White