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Yarnbomber 'wants to wake people up'

Yarn bomb unravelled to help Vancouver homeless (Thinkstock)

Yarnbombing can make a powerful statement, especially if you choose to use brightly coloured wool and a good dose of imagination.

In Wisconsin, Katey Smith and her team of yarnbombers are helping to lead this growing trend, taking inspiration from other textile graffiti installations around the w... read more

Fine Art – Hand painted sock yarn

Fine art - hand painted sock yarn

This May will see the launch of our first sock yarn! Available in eight stunning shades, the yarn will be manufactured using the fascinating and increasingly emerging hand painting method.

Sourced from Cape Mohair Spinners in South Africa, the yarn is painted by the team at Lance and Ines Khoury’... read more

Extreme knitter makes marathon record bid

Extreme knitter makes marathon record bid (iStockphoto)

An extreme knitter from Sussex is attempting to knit the longest scarf while running a marathon.

Susie Hewer, who has been nicknamed 'the extreme knitting redhead' will be trying to break her own world record later this month in aid of charity.

The BBC reports that she will attempt the Virgin Lon... read more

Kate Middleton is learning how to knit

Kate Middleton is learning how to knit (Getty)

The birth of Kate Middleton and Prince William's first child is sure to be a momentous occasion, as the eyes of the world focus on the newest member of the royal family.

But, for craft lovers, the clothing worn by their firstborn could be of particular interest, after Kate admitted this week that... read more

Morpeth knitting shop receives prestigious award

Yarn bombers weave woolly magic in Northern Ireland

Neighbourhood knitting shops can be havens for craft fans, especially when they're stocked full of lovely yarn and have knowledgeable staff on hand to help you with your queries.

One shop in Morpeth has proved that it is a vital knitting resource for people in the north-east and has been given a ... read more

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