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Major retailers prepare for Wool Week 2014

Girl scout knits for homeless community (iStockphoto)

Wool Week is preparing for a triumphant return to our calendar and organisers are predicting that this year could see the largest celebration of natural fibre yet.

Taking place from October 14th to 20th, major retailers from around the country are taking part in the event and creating special edi... read more

Worthing gets yarnbombing treatment

Giant knitted book to be displayed during Poetry and Book Week

With winter on the horizon and the weather decidedly miserable, many places in the UK could do with brightening up. Hanging baskets and floral displays may not be appropriate at this time of year - but there are still plenty of other options to inject some colour into your local area!

One group i... read more

Norway prepares for live knitathon programme

Great-grandad shows knitting not just for girls (iStockPhoto)

Norwegian craft fans can look forward to an evening-long knitathon on their TV screens next month.

This is all part of the country's latest trend for 'Slow TV', which has seen them offer programming such as a fireplace burning for 12 hours and 130 hours of a cruise ship sailing live.

NRK, Norway'... read more

Cat charity appeals for knitted treats

Care home residents attempt mice mile record (iStockphoto)

Cat lovers with a penchant for knitting are being urged to get involved with a new project and make some extra special moggy treats.

Leading charity Cats Protection currently looks after more than 6,000 cats and is appealing for feline fans to help provide them with some comfort and fun while the... read more

Rare sheep help create special shawl

Winchcombe hit by yarnbombing (Comstock)

Sheep growers are in for a surprise at their annual convention this weekend as the Great Plains Zoo has made a unique contribution to the event.

The zoo, located in Sioux, South Dakota, donated wool from a pair of their Jacob sheep which was used to make a one-of-a-kind practice shawl. The shawl ... read more

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