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Detroit parishioners knit mats from carrier bags

Detroit parishioners knit mats from carrier bags (Sainsbury's)

Parishioners from a church in Detroit are helping their local homeless community by handcrafting a selection of knitted and crocheted mats.

But rather than using wool, they're being a little creative and making the sleeping mats from unwanted plastic grocery bags.

This way the users can stay warm... read more

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn (thinkstock)

What do you do with leftover yarns? Well if you're anything like designer Hellen van Rees you'll still see a lot of value in them.

The London-based fashionista is currently pursuing a master's degree in womenswear from Central Saint Martins where she has just recycled scrap yarn into Chanel-inspi... read more

Knitted breasts donated to neonatal unit

Knitted breasts donated to neonatal unit (Thinkstock)

When we think of babies and knitting, most of us would probably picture tiny booties, bonnets or cardigans, but this isn't the only way you can benefit newborns.

Volunteers in Norfolk have been hard at work knitting 100 breasts for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich Univ... read more

Musotica creator hails crochet revival

Musotica creator hails crochet festival (Thinkstock)

You might remember last year when Marie Claire featured a classic collection of contemporary crochet designs by Hollywood stylist Sarah Wallner.

They caused quite a storm and the creator of the Musotica label has been credited with helping bring this look up to date, as a modern and exciting fabr... read more

Campaign for Wool flocks to Harvey Nichols

Knitters give submarine woolly makeover (Thinkstock)

Wool growers and enthusiasts are being invited to take part in the latest initiative from the Campaign for Wool, as it heads to Harvey Nichols.

This year's Wool Week might not be until October 15th but it seems someone let the yarn out of the bag on this one!

Knitters are being encouraged to do... read more

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