News Articles Archive
23rd April 2013
A group of grandmas in Queensland, Australia are using their craft skills to protest against coal seam gas.
The Toowoomba Chronicle reports that Knitting Nannas Against Gas is a fast-growing international organisation, which originates in New South Wales and is quickly gaining new followers.
Each... read more
22nd April 2013
Knitting could soon make a comeback in classrooms, as part of a proposed curriculum change.
Design and technology lessons may be about to feature knitting, sewing and embroidery for children aged up to 14 as part of a drive to teach more traditional home skills.
Despite not being taught widely fo... read more
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
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