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Ross Crawford 11th Nov, 2018

A ‘KNIT and Natter’ group in Woodrow have turned their skills to creating a stunning commemorative window display marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The ladies used a hoopla, scarf and no end of wool to create the tribute which is covered in poppies and finished off with a ‘Lest We Forget’ garland.

The group offers a chance for people to get together, have a natter, knit, be creative and learn new skills in a friendly environment.

And if you can’t knit that’s no problem as group members can teach both it and crocheting too, so people can learn a new skill into the bargain.

The group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 12noon in the Oasis charity shop in Woodrow Centre and it’s all free too.

Charities they support include Primrose Hospice, the Alexandra Hospital League of Friends, Prem Baby Unit and the Oasis Christian Centre.

“The only thing you have to buy is your own tea and biscuits,” said member Wendy Brook.

“It’s nice and relaxing, brings people together, you can be creative and we all help each other out.”

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