This year’s festive season is set to be bigger than ever before, but it needs people to work together to make it happen.
The challenge is on for the largest sewn and painted picture ever created in Horncastle by the largest number of people living in the area.
The aim is to create a large fabric Christmas tree decked out with 1000 baubles.
The unique piece of artwork will be created during the next six weeks and will be completed ready to be revealed at the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church in December.
“This is indeed going to be a really colourful community project, but we need lots of people to make it happen,” said Christmas Tree Festival organiser Lynn Urbanowicz.
“We are asking everybody who lives in the vicinity to help make this happen.”
So how can you get involved?
The Big Christmas Tree is to be decorated with 1000 baubles and all ages are invited to join in and make these decorations.
You do not have to be an experienced needleworker or artist to take part, all you need to do is to collect a fabric bauble from one of the local shops and outlets that are taking part in the project, decorate it and return it back to the outlet.
Later, all the elements will be collected up and stitched onto a canvas backing to create a large, colourful Christmas tree.
“We also wish for the primary school to take part and will be inviting every child to decorate their own bauble,” added Lynn.
“We also need shopkeepers in Horncastle to play a part in distributing the hundreds of fabric baubles that will be required to be decorated in order to create the picture.
“We are asking that you stock the fabric items in your shop for people to pick up and take away.”
“The names of every person who contributes in creating the Big Christmas Tree will be recorded, so we will have a wonderful legacy of l ife in 2015 for future generations.”
Look out for posters in local shops to see where you can collect your tree decoration.
To register your shop as a collection point, contact Lynn on 01507 524430, the church office on 01507 525600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org