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British designer wins Feel the Yarn contest

British designer wins Feel the Yarn contest

A student from Britain has become this year's winner of the annual Feel the Yarn contest.

Xiao Li, who attends the Royal College of Art in London, took home the prestigious title after battling it out with 19 other top design students.

The 20 participants were tasked with designing and knitting g... read more

Navy sailors reveal hidden woollen talents

Navy sailors reveal secret knitting skills

When most people imagine sailors away at sea, few conjure up images of cosy woollen clothing and hours spent comparing knitting patterns.

However, apparently while out on the waves knitting has been a hugely popular pass-time with seafarers for decades, especially during WW1 and two, Portsmouth ... read more

Uniqlo joins raft of retailers to ditch mulesed wool

Uniqlo joins list of retailers opposing mulesed wool

Uniqlo has joined a long list of fashion retailers to ban the use of mulesed wool in their clothing.

After eight months of international campaigning from PETA, the fifth-largest retailer in the world has agreed to phase out the use of wool from sheep who have been mulesed.

Many reputable wool m... read more

'More young adults picking up knitting needles'

More young people are taking up knitting

The stereotypes of only elderly women knitting are rapidly changing, as a new generation of middle-aged and younger people become keen to pick up a new craft.

With a set of needles and a bit of time it's a skill anyone can learn, with wool-crafts in particular reaching out to a whole new audience... read more

Crochet gets catwalk makeover

Crochet gets catwalk makeover

Crochet is witnessing a real boom at the minute, springing up all over international catwalks.

Famed in the 70s for its laidback look and feel, its semi-sheer appearance reveals makes it a feminine edition to summer wardrobes, especially when worn in maxi dresses, stylish vests, crop tops and sho... read more

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