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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

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

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