Crafty pensioner knits a mini European Championship Trophy

You can watch Ravneet Nandra's piece about Linda Catling and her yarn bombing here

A pensioner from Essex, who's been knitting hats she puts on top of postboxes turned her talents to a trophy in case England won the Euros.

Linda Catling from Leigh-on-Sea has been decorating post boxes throughout lockdown- earning herself the nickname the 'Banksy of Leigh-on-Sea.'

Just some of her many creations! Credit: ITV News Anglia

She started by knitting teddy bears and wanted more people to see her work so began making hats for post boxes.

Sadly Linda's mini replica of the European Championship Trophy never got to be displayed.

The knitted replica of the European Championship Trophy Credit: ITV News Anglia

Linda lost half her sight during lockdown and she said knitting helped give her a new lease of life. When she revealed her identity on Facebook messages of support came flooding in from around the world.

She knitted a Prince Philip after his passing and sent it to the Princess Royal who wrote to her and thanked her.

Linda even knitted a Sir Captain Tom Moore in tribute to him Credit: ITV News Anglia