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Live knitting show leads Norway's slow TV trend

Knitting is secret to longevity, claims Australia's oldest person (iStockphoto)

A bizarre new television trend is taking over in Norway which sees everyday events broadcast for hours on end.

The phenomenon entitled slow TV, involves live primetime broadcasts of events such as burning fires, a woman knitting and a seven-hour train journey.

Moving away from the more commonplac... read more

Kendal prepares for October's Wool Gathering

Kendal prepares for October's Wool Gathering

Cumbria is a county renowned for its crafty heritage. Famous for woollen mills, sheep farming and active pursuits, the historic importance of the area is not to be underestimated.

With such fantastic community spirit, the town of Kendal has been attracting crowds of spectators every year to some ... read more

Dr takes up knitting to aid relaxation

Dallas yarn bombers decorate historic space

Anyone who has ever sat down on the couch with their knitting project after a tough day at work will be able to attest to its therapeutic nature.

Unwinding with a ball of yarn and your needles helps you to relax and focus your brain on something practical and also creative, making it a great hobb... read more

German men lead crochet revival

War veteran reveals new passion for crochet (thinkstock)

The stereotypes surrounding people who enjoying knitting and crocheting are rapidly changing, with stories emerging daily of younger people and men embracing these crafts.

Around the world it seems that people can't get enough of yarncrafts and are keen to not only use these as fun hobbies, but a... read more

Yarnbombing brings together Redcar community

St Mungo's asks Reading residents to knit woolly hats

Yarnbombing is a trend that shows no signs of waning, with communities around the world being brought together via the medium of woollen graffiti.

While it is often the reserve of local knitting groups, it is now also being used by school children as a way to improve their creative skills and at ... read more

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