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Knitting helps bridge cultural divide in Tasmania

Natty Knitters create woollen garden

A new documentary has shown how Tasmania's cultural divide is being bridged thanks to efforts from a local knitting group.

With the debate on asylum seekers set to be central to the federal election campaign, the Mercury reports that cultural stereotypes are being broken by crafty volunteers.

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Winchcombe hit by yarnbombing

Winchcombe hit by yarnbombing (Comstock)

A Cotswolds town has been transformed thanks to a bunch of nimble-fingered knitters.

Winchcombe has been struck by yarnbombers, who have covered the sleepy residential area with bunting and pom poms, as well as knitted hanging baskets of flowers and a few woollen sheep, which have been lovingly c... read more

Alberta knitting groups protests disability cuts

Alberta knitting groups protests disability cuts

A knitting group in Alberta is trying to unite the local community in protest against recent budget cuts for disabled people.

The Revolutionary Knitting Circle is busy making a woollen blanket at the Calgary Central Library to show its opposition to the government's decision to reduce services fo... read more

Kate Hudson shows off A-list knitwear in New York

Kate Hudson went to a film premiere in a knitted dress this week (Photo: Getty)

Anyone who enjoys knitting will know that a range of different style garments can be created, from casual jumpers and cardigans to elegant dresses. 

However, it's not every day that you see the latter shown off by an A-list celebrity on a red carpet. That's just what happened this week though, wh... read more

Knitting grannies protest against gas

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

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.

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