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Carers knit dementia patients gifts

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

A group of carers from Warrington have been hard at work knitting extra special gifts for patients with dementia.

Volunteers, keen to help those with dementia, have been making twiddle muffs, which are knitted bands with attachments on the outside and inside, Warrington Guardian reports. These in... read more

Knitters called upon for poppy appeal

Knitters mark Remembrance Day with woollen poppies (Thinkstock)

With the beginning of autumn many knitters are looking to Christmas gifts and charity projects to keep them busy over the next few months.

But, as well as stepping up your winter knitting, now is a great time to donate some of your time to making woollen poppy badges in time for this year's Remem... read more

Shetland Wool Week prepares for crowds

Sheep to text their way out of danger

Autumn sees a host of craft events and wool fairs taking place around the UK, meaning if you're a textiles fan then you won't be stuck for activities.

Between October 7th and 13th visitors to Scotland can enjoy a trip to Shetland Wool Week and celebrate the islands' knitting and textiles heritage... read more

Celebrate wool at PicKnit on October 20th

Celebrate wool at this weekend's PicKnit

Celebrate wool and all things woolly by coming along to our PicKnit on Sunday 20th October at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire. Planned as part of the Campaign for Wool’s famous wool week, the event will involve us taking out our blankets, unveiling our sandwiches and cakes and, of co... read more

Politician donates wife's extensive textiles collection

Cambridge guerrilla knitter strikes again (Thinkstock)

After losing his wife earlier this year a leading liberal democrat politician from the north-east has chosen to keep her memory alive by donating her enormous collection of fabric and wool.

Chris Foote Wood's late wife Frances had amassed a variety of knitting materials, such as wool, needles and... read more

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