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Barge retraces 200-year-old wool journey

Barge retraces 200-year-old wool journey

A barge filled with bales of wool is preparing to retrace a 200-year-old trade route.

Travelling from Liverpool to Saltaire it will re-enact the wool transportation journey, eventually reaching its destination on October 11th, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

The trip began back on August 15... read more

Paris Fashion Week showcases new knitwear

Knitting is becoming a fashionable pastime, says Lisa Bliss

Paris Fashion Week's current spring-summer 2013 runway shows are focusing on a range of fabrics, most notably, knitwear.

No longer the preserve of the older generations and babies, designers have been quick to show how wool can be used to create everyday on-trend pieces, as well as innovative hau... read more

Edinburgh tram targeted by yarn-bomber

WI members break Guinness World Record

A yarn-bomber with a sense of humour has taken their craft skills to the streets of Edinburgh, leaving an amusing sign on roadworks.

Protesting against the tram works on Princes Street the unknown individual left a crocheted sign saying 'Tramway to Hell' on the barriers surrounding the building s... read more

Brecon Beacons welcomes Llandovery Sheep Festival

Sheep to text their way out of danger

The Brecon Beacons National Park is welcoming Llandovery Sheep Festival this weekend.

Excitement is building ahead of the third annual event, with thousands of people expected to flock to Wales to join in with the packed programme of wool and sheep-related activities.

Taking place in the north-we... read more

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

While nothing beats a knitting book or a one-to-one lesson, busy individuals keen to get started with crafts or hone their skills are increasingly turning to the internet.

Online forums and YouTube videos provide tutorials, pictures and detailed advice and instructions, meaning it's easy to squee... read more

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