PARABLES have been brought to life by craft enthusiasts.

Ladies were challenged to knit the Last Supper and it was such a success, they have now created 35 different biblical scenes.

The Knitted Bible has been on display at St John’s Church in Toft, Knutsford.

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The nativity

The exhibition has raised more than £1,000 for the Children’s Society, to support young people facing abuse, exploitation and neglect.

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Church warden Val Brooker said: “It has been a huge success and is a wonderful piece of work.

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The resurrection

“Donations are still coming in.

“It was so well attended, people were queueing up to come in.

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The Good Samaritan

“Many of the visitors came back several times, they were so keen to show it to others.

“One lady came four times, with different people each time.”

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The wedding at Cana

Scenes from the old and new testaments were created by a hobby group at St George’s Church in Hartlepool and now go on tour all over the country.

The knitters adapted some patterns but had to use their own imagination and ingenuity to make most of the figures.

Visitors were fascinated to see the intricate detail of so many well known parables transformed into little scenes.

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The Last Supper

From the animals in Noah’s ark and the Christmas nativity, to the tale of the Good Samaritan and the first miracle at the wedding of Cana, each setting comes with a brief description.

“It is in big demand, you have to book it in advance,” said Val “It’s a lovely teaching aid for children as they can pick up the figures and read the stories on display with each scene.”