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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

Swansea woman helps homeless stay warm this winter

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

A woman from Swansea is putting her crafty skills to work and helping homeless people to stay warm over the winter months.

Debbie Jones has been knitting scarves and blankets for the Swansea homeless community for the past three years, South Wales Evening Post reports, however she is now looking ... read more

North-east knitters bring Bible yarns to life

Knitting to make classroom comeback (Thinkstock)

Murals and tapestries are often used to bring famous characters and stories to life, displaying their tales for all to see.

With this in mind a group of church knitters in Hartlepool have decided to recreate some of the most iconic biblical scenes entirely out of wool.

Some 33 scenes from both th... read more

Hundreds join campaign to knit hats for soldiers in Afghanistan

Town attempts record breaking needles and crochet hook (Thinkstock)

A campaign in Hertfordshire to knit woolly hats for soldiers in Afghanistan, has attracted the support of hundreds of people.

Backed by the Welwyn Hatfield Times, Wel Hats has seen local residents young and old come together to create a large collection of knitted beanie hats for the squaddies in... read more

High school pupils help knit charity blankets

Young farmers show off their knitting skills

Knitting is a great activity for fostering community spirit, bringing locals of all ages together to put their skills and creativity to work for a good cause.

A great example of this is currently happening in Angus, Scotland, with the pupils at Brechin High School joining with community groups to... read more

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