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New Croydon WI hopes to attract crafty ladies

Arizona library becomes community craft centre

Women's Institutes (WI) across the country are hoping to ditch their stereotypical image in the bid to attract diverse new members of all ages.

Three young mums have recently set up the Croydon WI branch and are hoping to appeal to a new generation of women who enjoy being crafty, baking and soci... read more

Doctor knits hats for Tanzanian babies

Doctor knits hats for Tanzanian babies (iStockphoto)

A doctor from Surrey is calling on her patients and the local community to assist her in helping babies in Tanzania.

Blanche Oguti, who works at the Royal Surrey Hospital, is busy making as many knitted hats as possible to help protect premature and malnourished babies from hypothermia.

She is se... read more

Designer knits tea cosies to help fight prostate cancer

Designer knits tea cosies to help fight prostate cancer

A designer from Lincolnshire is knitting a selection of handmade tea cosies to help raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Libby Summers has been running her own design and manufacturing firm for the past six years and is now joining forces with the national charity to increase awareness of the cond... read more

Olek yarnbombs train with colourful crochet

Olek yarnbombs train with colourful crochet (Getty)

If you've ever witnessed a yarnbombing then you will have no doubt seen colourful reams of yarn draped across public spaces, with knitted decorations and crocheted segments brightening up the area.

Designed to make an impact, this trend is sweeping the world, with community groups and installatio... read more

Big Knit 2013 appeals for woolly hats

Unfinished knitted artworks on display in Norwich (iStockphoto)

The time has come again for people to get involved with Innocent Smoothies' Big Knit.

This year is the tenth anniversary of the campaign which has seen millions of miniature wool hats made for the drinks bottles, with money from each one going towards helping Age UK and older people during the wi... read more

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