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Ann Kingstone claims knitwear has cast off its 'fuddy-duddy' image

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

Following on from a hugely successful Wool Week, knitting is becoming even more appealing to the younger generation.

Knitwear designer Ann Kingstone claims that the craft is now one of the fastest growing hobbies among young people, and has cast off its 'fuddy-duddy' image.

She told the Huddersfi... read more

Dublin's Knitting and Stitching Show nears

Dublin's Knitting and Stitching Show nears

If you missed out on the London Knitting and Stitching Show earlier this month then fear not, as there are two more events in November.

Following on from the successful Alexandra Palace exhibition, you can still catch the Dublin event from November 1st to 4th, or alternatively if you're in northe... read more

Wool Week 2012 – Nottingham Trent Look Book

Wool Week 2012 - Nottingham Trent Look Book

‘The Campaign for Wool’ is a five-year campaign designed to demonstrate wool’s natural, sustainable qualities and supreme versatility. HRH Prince of Wales is the patron of the campaign for its duration in a bid to encourage a more responsible and sustainable way of living; selecting wool as the f... read more

Afghanistan troops sent hundreds of woolly hats

Scottish woman knits 10,000 hats for Afghanistan soldiers

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

Irish community remains close-knit with wool wall

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn (thinkstock)

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

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