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Angus residents knit blankets for Guide Dogs

Angus residents knit blankets for Guide Dogs (iStockphoto)

People living in Carnoustie, Angus have been hard at work knitting squares to help make blankets for the charity Guide Dogs.

Margaret Iles, a retired nurse, told Guide and Gazette that she was recently visiting a friend at Stracathro Hospital when she noticed that some of the patients were knitti... read more

Hull grandmother knits more than 3,000 toys

Hull grandmother knits more than 3,000 toys (iStockphoto)

A grandmother in Hull has knitted more than 3,000 toys all in the name of charity.

Hull Daily Mail reports that 79-year-old Doreen Wiles has spent the last six years handknitting a range of characters, including Hull City mascots Mr Bean and Bertie Bassett.

Many of the toys are scattered around h... read more

Pupil knits for Oklahoma victims

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

The recent Oklahoma tornado saw entire neighbourhoods flattened, causing death and destruction for many families.

As the community looks to rebuild its homes a school child from Wyoming is looking to aid the recovery efforts in the only way she knows how, through knitting.

Casper Star-Tribune rep... read more

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 Stuff.co.nz 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

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