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Pupils knit red ribbons to promote World Aids Day

Pupils knit red ribbons to promote World Aids Day

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

Scottish knitting history explored in Glasgow event

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

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

Salem woman crochets 14,000 ft chain for charity

War veteran reveals new passion for crochet (thinkstock)

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

Carpet industry welcomes Wool Week

Carpet industry welcomes Wool Week

Wool Week 2012 is a huge event in the calendar of knitters, manufacturers and the textiles sector, but there are so many other industries which rely on natural fibres.

This includes UK carpet traders, who create and sell woollen flooring for our homes.

Carpet Foundation chief executive officer An... read more

Mulberry 'hires grandmas to hand knit designs'

Mulberry 'hires grandmas to hand knit designs'

Haute couture fashion and catwalk collections may be traditionally thought of as a young person's game, but it seems that many would not exist if it wasn't for the light-fingered work of the older generation.

Mulberry, for example, employed a group of mums and grandmothers to hand knit much of t... read more

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