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Project launched in Exeter to knit people's way to wellbeing

Project launched in Exeter to knit people's way to wellbeing

A new initiative has been launched in Exeter that will see knitting groups established to help people improve their psychological wellbeing.

The Knit-Stop is a social project that has been made possible thanks to £22,270 in funding from HealthContact through The Health Lottery, the Exeter Express... read more

Crafters in NYC brave the snow for knitting show

Crafters in NYC brave the snow for knitting show

The weather in parts of the US has been somewhat fierce in recent weeks, but snow and ice wasn't enough to put keen crafters in New York off attending one of the city's most popular knitting shows at the weekend.

Between January 17th and 19th, high-end hotel the Marriott Marquis played host to th... read more

Crocheting means community for these keen crafters

Knitting to make classroom comeback (Thinkstock)

Two separate community-based crafting groups in the US have demonstrated how rewarding it can be to get together and share the pleasure of a hobby.

The Happy Crocheters, who are based at the University of Georgia, meet at the Oliva Haydel Senior Center two days a week and are led by experienced a... read more

Knitting 'is the new yoga - for guys'

Giant knitted book to be displayed during Poetry and Book Week

We don't need to tell you that it is not just women who like to sit down and create beautiful garments out of yarn - lots of our customers are men and celebrities like Ryan Gosling have been publicising the fact that it isn't a female-only activity.

However, it may be worthwhile for a different r... read more

Knitters urged to create warm winter woollies for needy dogs

Knitters urged to create warm winter woollies for needy dogs

There are often campaigns at this time of year for warm clothing and blankets to be donated to help the homeless. However, have you ever heard of a winter woollies drive to help dogs in a shelter?

That's exactly what's going on in the East Midlands, where Jerry Green Dog Rescue recently launched ... read more

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