What a pearl of an idea by crafters!

Langton gardening fair at Langton village hall. Members of Langton Craft Group (from left) Sam Marchant, Julie Walker and Judy Cadwallander outside the club's knitted greenhouse. Photo: MSKP-180519-2 ANL-190521-064018001
Langton gardening fair at Langton village hall. Members of Langton Craft Group (from left) Sam Marchant, Julie Walker and Judy Cadwallander outside the club's knitted greenhouse. Photo: MSKP-180519-2 ANL-190521-064018001

Langton-by-Spilsby Craft Group members don’t have to worry about any dry spells in their gardens - they have spent the past 12 months designing and creating a 6ft poly framed walk-in greenhouse, with all the contents being hand knitted and crocheted.

The vision was that, once completed, the greenhouse would be taken to various local venues to raise funds for the Lincolnshire Mobile Chemotherapy Unit, a charity known as Hope For Tomorrow.

Langton Craft Group leader Shirley Whitworth with knitted plants inside the greenhouse. Photo: MSKP-180519-5 ANL-190521-064035001

Langton Craft Group leader Shirley Whitworth with knitted plants inside the greenhouse. Photo: MSKP-180519-5 ANL-190521-064035001

It has been a year of hard work but, with determination, obstacles have been overcome, particularly with having to design many of the patterns for the more unusual items.

Plant pots, seed trays, flowers, vegetables and gardening tools are just some of the items which have been made.

The knitted greenhouse made its first appearance at the Plant and Gardening Fair held in Langton-by-Spilsby village hall and grass paddock on Saturday.

Visitors were able to go inside the greenhouse and take a look at the variety of knitted plants

Pictured from left are  Hannah Roddie and Linda Smelt of Hannah's Craft Cottage. Photo: MSKP-180519-17. ANL-190521-064159001

Pictured from left are Hannah Roddie and Linda Smelt of Hannah's Craft Cottage. Photo: MSKP-180519-17. ANL-190521-064159001

There were also craft stalls, homemade cakes and a tombola.

Jackie Sofield with her Fabric Fancies. Photo: MSKP-180519-14( ANL-190521-064144001

Jackie Sofield with her Fabric Fancies. Photo: MSKP-180519-14( ANL-190521-064144001

Pat Johnson of Dalby with her handmade crafts. Photo: MSKP-180519-13 ANL-190521-064122001

Pat Johnson of Dalby with her handmade crafts. Photo: MSKP-180519-13 ANL-190521-064122001

These are problebly not the best for a full English. ANL-190515-112457001

These are problebly not the best for a full English. ANL-190515-112457001