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Prototype of 1987 Nintendo Knitting Machine uncovered

Prototype of 1987 Nintendo Knitting Machine uncovered

Here's the dilemma, while you love to knit, you've also got a passion for video gaming. If this sounds like you then chances are you'd be a big fan of the Nintendo Knitting Machine.

Back in 1987, the video games giant made a surprising decision to diversify its product ranges, moving away from th... read more

Rowan team up with Arena Travel for knitting & quilting holiday breaks

Rowan team up with Arena Travel for knitting & quilting holiday breaks

Last year, Rowan teamed up with Arena travel to offer an exciting knitting and quilting tour programme, especially tailored for the crafting enthusiast. Arena have a long and successful history of taking quilters to locations all around the world, and are now expanding their offer to include knit... read more

Crocheting 'can flatter all figures'

Crocheting can be a real figure-flatterer (Getty)

This year has undoubtedly seen a huge resurgence in crocheted clothing - from vintage-style bikinis to Rihanna's cream skirt, this is a trend with staying power.

Crochet designer Mary Beth Temple claims that it is one of the hottest looks for 2012 and "everything is coming up crochet".

She told t... read more

Become a Rowanette (Rowanet for the boys!)

Becoming a Rowannette (Rowanet for the boys!)

Rowan are looking for 20 Rowan ambassadors around the world to champion the Luxury knitting brand.  Are you passionate about Rowan? Do you want to be part of the team? Do you want to be one of the first to see and feel Rowan’s new yarns?

What is a Rowanette (Rowanet)?

• Someone who is truly passi... read more

Woollen coffins: A stitch too far?

Woollen coffins: A stitch too far?

Knitting may be great for mental health but it also boasts environmental benefits, according to a textile manufacturer from Yorkshire.

Natural Legacy, a family-run firm based near Pudsey, Leeds, have come up with the innovative idea of creating sustainable coffins, out of wool.

The fully biodeg... read more

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