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Knitting in the name of homelessness

War veteran reveals new passion for crochet (thinkstock)

Kind-hearted people in Albury-Wodonga in Australia have come together for a workshops based around knitting and art to deliver various stories all based around homelessness.

They deployed a particular technique known as scumbling, which many people refer to as freeform crocheting and knitting. Th... read more

Julia Gillard scarf sparks bidding frenzy

Julia Gillard scarf sparks bidding frenzy (Getty)

It's no secret that Australian prime minister Julia Gillard is a fan of knitting.

She has revealed in the past that she loves nothing more than relaxing with a ball of yarn and two knitting needles after a busy day.

This has caused a lot of excitement in the craft community, so much so that this ... read more

Care home knits clothes for special care babies

Knitted breasts donated to neonatal unit (Thinkstock)

When a baby is due the temptation to knit it some tiny clothes can be overwhelming.

It offers the perfect excuse to handcraft something practical and creative and you know, as they're only small, babyclothing patterns shouldn't take you months to complete.

Even if you don't know of any babies, th... read more

Crafter crochets Cabbage Patch Kid wigs

Crafter crochets Cabbage Patch Kid doll wigs (Getty)

A woman in the US has decided to take her obsession with Cabbage Patch Kid toys to the next level by crocheting her own woollen wigs.

Mail Online reports that Amanda Lillie has made a range of crocheted wig versions of the iconic dolls' hair after looking through her old toys.

Back in the late 70... read more

Louth knitters bring colour to summer festival

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

Knitters in Louth are bringing colour to the town's summer festivities.

Those who possess talents in crocheting and yarncraft are pooling their skills to help decorate the town with all manner of woollen items.

This is to help celebrate the three-week Zero Degrees arts and music festival, which b... read more

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