Bridgetown crafters making crochet Christmas tree out of 5,000 squares

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Jenny Mountford and Anne Dost with some of the squares that will form the tree's exterior.
Camera IconJenny Mountford and Anne Dost with some of the squares that will form the tree's exterior. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

The Blackwood Creatives group will embark on an audacious project to create a crocheted Christmas tree in time for the festive season.

The tree will be covered in 5000 individual crocheted squares which will then be joined together to form the exterior of the tree.

Inspired by an image of a similar tree from Trivento, Italy, the group decided it would embark on the construction of a similar 4m tall tree.

“I just thought immediately, that is a Bridgetown tree,” Blackwood Creatives chairwoman Jenny Mountford said.

The group has already received yarn donations and has had approximately 20 squares delivered already, ready to clad the tree.

“We’ve got 11 months to get there and I don’t anticipate we’ll have any trouble”, group member Anne Dost said.

The tree’s debut will coincide with a spoken word event where people will be invited to spin yarns, in keeping with the wool-based nature of the project.

It will initially be located at front of the Bridgetown Repertory Theatre and will be in place to coincide with the opening of the group’s Christmas pantomime.

Anyone interested in getting involved in the project can visit either the Blackwood Creatives or Sew Gentle Era Facebook pages.

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