A CRAFTY textiles expert has used her skills to create a tribute to Manchester terror attack victims.

Pauline Kirton, from Northern Moor, has a degree in textiles and works in Abakhan Fabrics in George Street, Altrincham.

As well as the horrors of last year's Manchester Arena attack in which 22 people were killed and hundreds were seriously injured, Pauline, aged 52, remembers being evacuated from the Ramada Hotel when the IRA bomb struck 20 years earlier.

She said: “I could understand what victims were going through and why people from all walks of life came together for the vigil.

“I wanted to do something to help so came up with the idea of making a wall hanging.

“My piece is quite small with a cotton back and hexagons sewn on to it. I then added the images and embroidered over them to make them stand out like 3D.”

They include Manchester Central Library, the Metrolink and Canal Street with a rainbow through it.

Oasis and Take That are shown and there are references to sport in Manchester.

On the bottom it reads Manchester 22-05-17.

It took five months to make along with an identical copy for Pauline to keep.

She has been invited to display her piece at an exhibition to be held at Manchester Cathedral from April 20 to May 22, the first anniversary of the arena attack.

Pauline will be away when a memorial service is held at the cathedral on May 22.

She said: “Afterwards, I would like to give my wall hanging to the People’s History Museum in Manchester.”