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Crafter unveils knitted tribute to iconic building

Scottish friends create famous faces in wool

One of the most famous buildings in Rochdale has been recreated - in wool.

A replica of the 31 Toad Lane premises - the birthplace of the Co-operative movement in 1844 - has been painstakingly knitted together by Gillian Lonergan, head of heritage resources at the Co-operative Heritage Trust, whi... read more

Knitting group creates woolly zoo

The Twelve Days of Christmas has been given a makeover -

Zoo trips can often involve seeing some woolly animals - but not as much as a visit to a knitted menagerie created in Paignton, Devon.

A group of 30 zoo volunteers have been knitting away to create The Twelve Animal Days of Christmas Trail at Paignton Zoo since February, producing no less than 78... read more

Woman speaks of the day her knitting made up a flash mob

Woman speaks of the day her knitting made up a flash mob

A self-confessed knitting addict has been speaking about the unbelievable day when her woolly creations became the stars of a flash mob - and ended up becoming a YouTube sensation.

Loes Veenstra, 79, lives in Rotterdam and has been knitting in her home on the same street since 1955, the Daily Tel... read more

Knitted tree boosts Christmas spirit in Fenstanton

More young people are taking up knitting

A village in Cambridgeshire is building the seasonal atmosphere thanks to a Christmas tree with a difference.

Fenstanton Knitters and Natters has produced 800 squares of colourful yarn to create a tree that is approximately nine feet tall. Some 200 toys were then attached to the creation in order... read more

Stay warm and chic with a pair of knitted wrist-warmers

Harrogate to be home to sewing cafe

If you cast your mind back to the clothes your grandparents wore, you may remember much-darned socks, trilby hats and perhaps even wristers, also known as wrist-warmers.

These were the woollen items made to cover the lower arms and loop over the thumbs for added warmth - they bridged the gap betw... read more

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