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California students tasked with yarn bombing project

California students tasked with yarn bombing project

While the actions of guerrilla knitters may seem spontaneous and daring, they actually take a lot of planning and man hours.

It is this behind-the-scenes work which Ann Savageau sought to explain to University of California students, who were recently tasked with creating their very own yarn bomb... read more

School bus driver knits hats for pupils

School bus driver knits hats for pupils (LiquidLibrary)

A school bus driver from Connecticut, US has been praised for her generous knitting after creating handmade hats to warm the heads of children on her bus.

Norwalk bus driver Lettie Nash has put smiles on the faces of the 40 students who ride her bus to Cranbury Elementary School by knitting each ... read more

Male knitting class fights feminine stereotype

Male knitting class fights feminine stereotype

Knitters have many stereotypes, including generalisations that the only people who can successfully master the needles are female or elderly.

But this is certainly not the case, as the craft undergoes a resurgence, appealing to young professionals keen to find a creative and practical outlet.

It'... read more

Northumberland prepares for acclaimed yarn exhibition

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn (thinkstock)

A highly-acclaimed yarn exhibition is heading to Northumberland this month, bringing together a range of crafts and information about the history of wool.

Sheep Tales and Spinning Yarns will be visiting Alnmouth in the last weekend of November, providing a visual and oral record of the history of... read more

Knitting appeal launched for Hurricane Sandy victims

Knitting appeal launched for Hurricane Sandy victims

A knitting appeal is being launched by a New Yorker living in Bermuda to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy victims.

In the wake of the enormous natural disaster many people have been left homeless, with little or no possessions, meaning the chance to receive new, warm clothes is being gratefull... read more

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