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Brit crochets Coca-cola and Campbell soup tins

Brit crochets Coca-Cola and Campbell soup tins

Modern art may be traditionally perceived as involving a canvas, some splodges of paint and perhaps a photograph or two.

But one woman from Brighton has brought a whole new material to the movement, preferring crochet hooks and yarn to paintbrushes and acrylics.

Kate Jenkins has taken inspiration... read more

Doctor prescribes knitting as physical therapy

Knitting marathon unites Cambridge community

Knitting is well known for its relaxation benefits, however it was the physical exercise of clicking the needles together which one doctor saw promise in.

McCal Roberts, from Bermuda, told The Royal Gazette that he suffered an injury to his hand while in a restaurant kitchen, when an industrial-s... read more

Lawyers knit patchwork blanket for children’s charity

Musotica creator hails crochet festival (Thinkstock)

Lawyers in Plymouth have been putting their pens down and picking up their knitting needles in order to help a local charity.

Staff at Gill Akaster have hand knitted a colourful patchwork blanket from 77 squares of fabric, which they then handed over to the Ellie’s Haven charity, accompanied by a... read more

Knitted characters help pupils learn phonetics

Knitted characters help pupils learn phonetics

A crafty teacher in Brighton has found an ingenious way to help young pupils learn their phonetic alphabet.

Retired teacher Debbie Long told The Argus how she had invented a series of knitted monkeys, kittens, robots and queens while teaching her former colleague Jill Hassan how to knit one purl ... read more

Colorado group volunteers to knit clothes for community

Colorado group volunteers to knit clothes for community (Thinkstock)

A church group in Broomfield, Colorado are bringing warmth to their community and those less fortunate through their impressive knitted donations.

The Women’s Gathering, a group of ladies from Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, have been using their skills, and a large collection of donated yarn, t... read more

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