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Crafter aims to have yarn-bombing made a permanent fixture

Young farmers show off their knitting skills

A keen knitter in the US is working towards making a temporary yarn-bombing project a permanent fixture in her home town.

The art form involves streets, buildings and trees being decorated with brightly-coloured wool knitted or crocheted into beautiful designs, something that is believed to have ... read more

Great-gran knits Christmas sweaters for her whole family

Sheffield charity shop knits 'prove hugely successful'

The family of a great-grandmother is starting to reap the benefits of her project to knit Christmas sweaters for the lot of them in time for the festive season.

Doreen Gover, 78, started her huge challenge in January, but she got the idea in October 2012 when she knitted her son-in-law and daught... read more

Young knitter proves it's never too early to start crafting

The Big Knitathon opens for registration

Amid the festivity and merriness of Christmas, the annual problem of what presents to buy certain friends and relatives always crops up. Eight-year old Eric Belanger, however, has taken the initiative and knitted a range of woollen hats for presents - for babies who haven't even been born yet.

A ... read more

Crocheting presents the perfect alternative to Black Friday in US

Yarn bombers weave woolly magic in Northern Ireland

Today (November 29th) marks Black Friday in the US, the day after Thanksgiving when stores put on special sales and everyone is expected to start their Christmas shopping with a vengeance.

Understandably, this is quite a daunting prospect for people who don't enjoy being jostled and having their ... read more

College students bond over love of knitting

Dallas yarn bombers decorate historic space

Students are perhaps better known for their love of partying than a penchant for handicrafts. However, that's not the way things are at the University of Iowa, where a knitting club is going from strength to strength.

It all started last year when Mackenzie Bean and Shyla Ruppert - who came from ... read more

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