RESIDENTS at a Ryedale care home celebrated Easter with a unique piece of art work.

Nurses, local knitting group, The Crafty Hubbers, and members of the community, donated their time and helped residents and colleagues at The Hall in Thornton-le-Dale, knit, crochet and stitch more than 1,200 flowers and pollinating insects that they wrapped around the home and the grounds.

The Hall’s colourful yarn bombing will contribute to the village's entry to the Britain in Bloom competition. The home now wants to continue their community connections by decorating it in spectacular knits every Easter.

Monica Hindley, 80, resident at The Hall, said: “I love knitting and Dorothy from The Crafty Hubbers can turn our simple knits into beautiful works of art.”

Dorothy Ashton, volunteer with The Crafty Hubbers, said: “I would like to thank everyone at The Hall, Crafty Hubbers of Thornton-le-Dale, and the local community volunteers for helping to knit, sew and crochet more than 1,200 flowers and bees to decorate the home this Easter. It was a tremendous team effort and looked fantastic!”

Nicky Beach, manager of The Hall, said: “The yarn bomb was an incredible piece of art that our residents loved participating in, and we want to thank the community for getting involved.

"We hope that we can continue to decorate our home in thousands of knitted flowers and bees for many more Easters.”

The Hall is a converted 17th Century home of landed gentry, which now serves as a 54-bed residential care home. It is rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission.