A GROUP of knitters have recreated scenes from the bible using wool, with their creations now going on display at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Members of the Salvation Army’s Academy Street church in the town centre have spent two years creating nearly 10,000 handmade characters to depict some of the most well-known stories from the bible.

Knitters have recreated scenes including the Garden of Eden, Noah’s ark, the 10 commandments, David and Goliath, the nativity, the feeding of the 5,000, Palm Sunday, the last supper and the crucifixion in wool.

Now, the knitted bible has gone on display at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the Salvation Army’s branch in the city centre.

Academy Street branch secretary Marjorie Samuel’s daughter Jennifer Gosling leads the Edinburgh church alongside husband David.

Captain Jennifer said: “My mum Marjorie Samuel is part of a group of around 30 women who have been knitting characters from the bible.

“They’ve been doing for almost two years and it’s an incredible achievement, so we were honoured to be able to put it on display for international audiences.”

Visitors to the church were given guided tours of the exhibition during the world’s largest arts festival.

Marjorie added: “It’s a pleasure and privilege to be at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and to be working alongside Jennifer.

“We have been recognised for our collection, but this is the icing on the cake.”