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Homemade fashion 'shouldn't be disposable'

Crafter hopes for Sewing Bee boost

The current trend for fast fashions and a throwaway consumer culture contribute to huge amounts of clothing and fabric being disposed of every year.

But knitwear designer Sally-Ann Moffat believes that fashion should never be regarded as throwaway.

Speaking to ahead of this weekend's ... read more

Volunteers knit bears for Andes expedition

Nimble-fingered lady spends nine months knitting Christmas toys (iStockPhoto)

Volunteers in Shaftesbury are being asked to knit lots of bears ahead of an expedition to Peru.

The Bournemouth Echo reports that members of the Scientific Exploration Society are venturing through tropical cloud forests in the Andes next year in order to help protect the rare spectacled bear.

Th... read more

Rowan are recruiting a part time consultant

We are recruiting design consultants

Rowan yarns are seeking a Part Time Consultant in the Buckinghamshire area.

Applicants should have a creative flair and knowledge of hand knitting and Rowan products.

Some retail experience is also beneficial for this unique position. If you are interested in becoming a Consultant please contact ... read more

Oxford theatre attempts knitted scarf challenge

Yarn bombers weave woolly magic in Northern Ireland

A theatre in Oxford has come up with an ingenious and unique way to help it raise money for a series of local charities.

The Pegasus Theatre may be well versed in spinning yarns, but their new campaign to knit a 130-metre scarf will certainly stretch their talents.

Named the Double Our Money camp... read more

Young people 'going back to basics with knitting'

East Lancashire woman introduces craft cafe

Young people are picking up new skills as they look to go back to basics, claims a knitting shop owner in Bermuda.

Irena Ashton, who owns The Black Purl knitting and yarn store, told the Royal Gazette Online that knitting is enjoying a huge comeback.

She explained that there are two main reasons ... read more

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