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Traditional crafts still proving hugely popular

Knitting marathon unites Cambridge community

Until relatively recently, traditional crafts like knitting and crocheting were considered a dying art and the preserve of the older generation. All that has now changed as these skills are experiencing something of a renaissance and are now being enjoyed by people of every age.
 
No doubt progra... read more

Yarn-bombing creates hilarity in north-east England

Yarn-bombing creates hilarity in north-east England

Yarn-bombing is now a popular pursuit across the country, but it usually involves decorating things like streetlamps and railings with bunting.

However, some very different guerrilla knitting has popped up in part of north-east England - and it has caused great delight and hilarity among local pe... read more

Crafters to create fitting knitted memorial to WW1 soldiers

Crafters to create fitting knitted memorial to WW1 soldiers

A knitting group based in the West Midlands town of Erdington is working hard to create a beautiful memorial to the soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War.

Members of Creative Moments Craft Group have begun knitting poppies from black and red yarn - and they want to stitch 1,914 of ... read more

Celebs go crochet crazy at Coachella

Celebs go crochet crazy at Coachella

If there's one good thing about the spring and summer music festivals - besides seeing all the great acts, of course - it's looking at all the celebrity photos to see the latest fashions on show.

Coachella in the US state of California is always the first festival on the calendar and it took plac... read more

Knitters step in to help spectacled bears

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

Stephen Fry has issued a special thank-you to crafters who rose to a challenge that could help to conserve an endangered species.

The Shaftesbury-based Scientific Exploration Society is going on an expedition to the Andes soon to raise awareness of the plight of the spectacled bear and its organi... read more

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