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Knitting group raises money for Filipino farmers

Knitting group raises money for Filipino farmers (iStockphoto)

A knitting group based in New York is helping to raise money for rice farmers in the Philippines.

The Ricefield Collective, founded by Meredith Taluson, aims to provide employment to a community of farmers in the country's Ifugao region and sells handknitted products locally and internationally, ... read more

Huddersfield student 'will have degree in knitting'

Knitting marathon unites Cambridge community

A University of Huddersfield student is looking to graduate with a degree in knitting this July.

As part of her Textile Crafts BA (Hons) course, 22-year-old Toni Sturrs has been studying knitting in great depth and has even designed her own simple knitting pattern for beginners and experts.

The H... read more

Woolmark promotes use of wool in furniture

Barge retraces 200-year-old wool journey

It's easy to think of wool as merely a fibre with which to make clothing and accessories.

But, as part of a new campaign from the Woolmark Company, more emphasis is being placed on its use in furniture.

The global authority on wool is introducing a special project dedicated to the furnishing sect... read more

Wales to welcome knitted garden

Natty Knitters create woollen garden

This year's Wonderwool Wales extravaganza is to feature a knitted garden.

The wool and natural fibre festival is always a must-see craft calendar event and this year's annual show is hoping to celebrate creativity with the knitted flowers surrounded by a picket fence.

Held at the Royal Welsh Show... read more

Rose to be named after Rowan designer Kaffe Fassett

Rose to be named after Rowan designer Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett, the world-renowned knitwear designer, is to have a rose named after him at the Hampton Court Palace International Flower Show.

The Rowan brand designer is a leading name in the crafts industry, famed for his use of colour work and fabulous floral patterns.

This has even lead to the... read more

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