News Articles Archive
23rd October 2012
Hundreds of Afghanistan troops can hope to stay snug and warm this winter thanks to an Edinburgh-based knitting initiative to send them woolly hats.
Several knitting groups run in libraries across the city have joined forces with Parcels4Troops to send top-quality handmade headgear to soldiers se... read more
22nd October 2012
A new meaning to the term close-knit community has been brought about thanks to a woollen wall in Ireland.
Local residents of Dodder View Cottages in Ballsbridge have worked together with knitwear artists Martina O'Brien to create their very own knitted replica flood wall, the Irish Times reports... read more
19th October 2012
Knitted poppies are becoming a charity trend in the run up to Remembrance Day next month, but this is not the only cause which is benefitting from crafty help.
Pupils from two schools in South Tyneside have been hard at work knitting and purling red ribbons to promote World Aids Day.
Teenagers fr... read more
18th October 2012
Today sees knitters from across Scotland gathering in Glasgow to learn more about the craft's esteemed and important history.
Reinventing Scotland's Woollen Traditions is taking place at the University of Glasgow on October 18th, with guest speakers including knitwear designer Kate Davies and Rox... read more
16th October 2012
We all know that making crafty items can be a brilliant way to fundraise, but how many of us would set their sights on crocheting a 14,000 ft chain?
Sandi Allen from Salem, US, who lives on disability benefits and relies on food banks, has long been light fingered and creative with wool.
But, aft... read more
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