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Fashion designers recruit Dutch grannies to create knitwear

Fashion designers recruit Dutch grannies to create knitwear

It seems that you just can't beat grannies when it comes to knitting prowess, as two Dutch entrepreneurs have recently discovered.

Combining the fashion sense of young designers with the skills cultivated among a group of elderly women in their local community, Jip Pulles and Niek van Hengel hav... read more

Happy Hookers bring crochet to Liverpool streets

War veteran reveals new passion for crochet (thinkstock)

A group of 100 people are bringing crocheting and yarnbombing to the streets of Liverpool, in an effort to spread skills and brighten up the city.

The Happy Hookers are a collection of enthusiasts both young and old, who meet to share their crochet, knitting and craft ideas, while having a good o... read more

Craft revival 'sees UK wool industry boom'

Dublin's Knitting and Stitching Show nears

The recent boom in knitting and crocheting is not only teaching a generation some useful skills, it's also proving to be great news for the UK wool industry.

Bill Waterhouse from Bulmer and Lumb, a textile manufacturer in Yorkshire, told the BBC this week: "There has been a resurgence in hand kni... read more

Scottish scouts raise funds with knitted car coat

Yarn bombers weave woolly magic in Northern Ireland

Scouts in Scotland have been hard at work coming up with a fun way to test their knitting skills and raise some much-needed funds at the same time.

Dingwall Scout Troop in Ross-shire are trying to come up with enough money for an international expedition camp in Denmark, which according to the Ro... read more

Young designers embrace knitting innovation

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

London Fashion Week's autumn-winter offerings are always a great place to spot knitwear, with a whole host of woollen wonders being displayed on the catwalk.

Plus, as it hosted this year's International Woolmark Prize, there's never been a better opportunity to spot some stylish woollen garments ... read more

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