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Pensioners knit hats for British troops

Scottish woman knits 10,000 hats for Afghanistan soldiers

Pensioners in Gosport are busy knitting hats for British forces stationed in Afghanistan and have so far made a staggering total of 150.

Ladies at the charitable military housing association Cessac House in The Redan, Anglesey in Gosport, had initially begun knitting as a social activity, but now... read more

Natty Knitters create woollen garden

Natty Knitters create woollen garden

After months of knitting, a hardworking Australian craft group has created an impressive woollen garden.

The Griffith Natty Knitters are by all means used to big projects, as well as raising money for charity, but this latest scheme was certainly a challenge, Cootamundra Herald reports.

Inside th... read more

Club to have a knitting marathon for charity

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

Many people look to take advantage of their skills and talents when it comes to helping charity, and members of the Northbrook Senior Center for the Knitting and Crochet Club are planning to do just that when they pick up their needles this year.

Carol Wald proposed that the group of 55 to 91-yea... read more

East Lancashire woman introduces craft café

East Lancashire woman introduces craft cafe

East Lancashire has introduced a new sewing and knitting café, inspired by the resurgence of the 'make do and mend' mentality.

Tansy Dier has opened Cheeky Sew and Sew in Todmorden for people who want to up-cycle their garments and furniture, as well as learning new skills.

Speaking to the Blackb... read more

High school pupils knit blankets for Africa

Musotica creator hails crochet festival (Thinkstock)

High school students in Scotland have been working hard to knit a collection of colourful blankets to send to Africa.

Sixth form student Shannon Collie at Brechin High School is one of the many pupils using her spare time to join in with the Knit for Africa project, which was first mooted by Mode... read more

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