News Articles Archive
19th April 2013
A group of Shetland ponies have inspired a Germany tour company to set up knitting tours of the Northern Isles.
The Scotsman reports that after watching VisitScotland promotions featuring the animals wearing Fair Isle jumpers, Catharina Ehlers, owner of the tour company Nordica Reisen, was encour... read more
17th April 2013
A series of regional initiatives are boosting jobs and trade in Africa's textiles, clothing and footwear sectors.
SANews.gov reports that the country's Clothing Textile Competitiveness Programme strategy has helped the industry to become internationally competitive.
These were the sentiments shar... read more
16th April 2013
Chipping Norton is celebrating its textiles heritage next month with the launch of a new festival.
On May 4th Fibreworks knitting and crochet shop is organising its first Fibre Festival, which looks back at the town's proud wool and weaving history.
The Cotswold Journal reports that the Town Hall... read more
16th April 2013
A knitting group based in New York is helping to raise money for rice farmers in the Philippines.
The Ricefield Collective, founded by Meredith Taluson, aims to provide employment to a community of farmers in the country's Ifugao region and sells handknitted products locally and internationally, ... read more
15th April 2013
A University of Huddersfield student is looking to graduate with a degree in knitting this July.
As part of her Textile Crafts BA (Hons) course, 22-year-old Toni Sturrs has been studying knitting in great depth and has even designed her own simple knitting pattern for beginners and experts.
The H... read more
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