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Choir collects knitted clothes for Ugandan orphans

Nimble-fingered lady spends nine months knitting Christmas toys (iStockPhoto)

A choir from Australia have been working hard to collect knitted clothes and toys to send to orphan children in Uganda.

The Peregian Beach Knitting & Crochet Group members have been working with the Cool Harmonies choir to ensure that they have plenty to donate, according to View News.

Choir dire... read more

Pennsylvania knitters embrace dog fur

Pennsylvania knitters embrace dog fur

Knitters in Pennsylvania are increasingly using dog fur within their crocheting, weaving and craft work.

This is according to Wendy Ellis, owner of Lancaster Yarn Shop in Intercourse, Pennsylvania, who told Lancaster Online that many people were trying out this traditional fibre.

More commonly us... read more

Birmingham woman 'knits for Susan Boyle'

Birmingham woman 'knits for Susan Boyle'

A woman from Birmingham has relayed the surprising moment she was asked to knit for Susan Boyle.

Barbara Jones is a seamstress and a dab hand with sewing and knitting needles, but she's certainly not used to making garments for celebrities.

However, when film crews arrived in Broadway to shoot an... read more

Yarn strand unravels archaeological find

St Mungo's asks Reading residents to knit woolly hats

The discovery of one tiny piece of wool in an archaeological dig in Maryport may have unlocked an important piece of history.

According to the Times & Star, the scrap of yarn was found at Camp Farm last summer and has led to the unearthing of what appears to be a Christian church.

Dating back to ... read more

Knitting 'offers relief from Parkinson's Disease'

Mulberry 'hires grandmas to hand knit designs'

Knitting is often credited with having therapeutic benefits, and one woman from New Zealand claims that it also helps her to cope with Parkinson's Disease.

Thelma Parkinson, an 88-year-old from Te Aroha, Waikato, told Stuff.co.nz that she had been knitting for more than 80 years and after being d... read more

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