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Stained glass window provides lasting reminder of wool trade

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn (thinkstock)

Go back two or three centuries and much of the UK relied heavily on a booming textiles industry, which included wool farmers and cotton mills.

Fastforward to present day and while production levels have fallen, the demand for these materials has not waned.

One area where the wool trade made a hug... read more

Yorkshire exhibition celebrates quilting and yarncrafts

Musotica creator hails crochet festival (Thinkstock)

A town in Yorkshire is looking to celebrate yarncrafts and quilting as part of a new exhibition.

Playing on the town's crafty heritage, Bramhope is hosting 'A Celebration of Stitches' at St Giles Church to explore quilting, embroidery and knitting.

Taking place on September 21st, Ilkley Gazette r... read more

Big Knit falls short of world record attempt

Girl scout knits for homeless community (iStockphoto)

The Big Knit 2013 took place this weekend with the aim of breaking the world record for the most people simultaneously knitting. It fell short of its target numbers, however still managed to bag the Scottish record.

More than 1,250 knitters of all ages flocked to Tannadice Park to try their hand ... read more

Sydney crocheter is YouTube hit

Tunisian crochet lessons intrigue Yorkshire crafters (iStockphoto)

When first picking up a crochet hook or a pair of knitting needles everyone has a different way of learning.

Many are taught by family and friends, while some use pattern books designed for beginners.

Over the past decade the popularity of learning online has soared, with thousands of tutorial vi... read more

Guests get knitting on Come Dine With Me

Guests get knitting on Come Dine With Me (istockphoto)

Come Dine With Me is one of the nation's favourite reality TV shows, depicting a group of strangers hosting dinner parties for one another and rating each night in secret.

The meals are legendary and the entertainment ideas are often more than a little unusual, making the show a real must-see for... read more

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