October 2012 News Archive

Kate Davies leads Shetland Wool Week

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Shetland Wool Week has begun, with a series of live demonstrations and exciting events.

The third annual occasion features Kate Davies, who has agreed to be the patron of the event celebrating the islands' wool and textiles.

Internationally renowned designer Kate Davies will be running a workshop... read more

Lauren Conrad is 'addicted to knitting'

Lauren Conrad is 'addicted to knitting'

Lauren Conrad might be one of Hollywood's most famous faces but it seems that she has been harbouring a secret hobby.

The Hills star and TV personality claims to be addicted to knitting, and has been hard at work creating plenty of scarves for her friends and boyfriend, William Tell, to wear duri... read more

The Campaign for Wool goes global

The Campaign for Wool goes global

In its third consecutive year, The Campaign for Wool is becoming a truly global movement, with activities around the world planned to celebrate Wool Week.

Speaking to Knitting Industry, Peter Ackroyd, executive of the organisation, said: "Since its inception The Campaign for Wool has captured the... read more

Mulberry 'hires grandmas to hand knit designs'

Mulberry 'hires grandmas to hand knit designs'

Haute couture fashion and catwalk collections may be traditionally thought of as a young person's game, but it seems that many would not exist if it wasn't for the light-fingered work of the older generation.

Mulberry, for example, employed a group of mums and grandmothers to hand knit much of t... read more

Carpet industry welcomes Wool Week

Carpet industry welcomes Wool Week

Wool Week 2012 is a huge event in the calendar of knitters, manufacturers and the textiles sector, but there are so many other industries which rely on natural fibres.

This includes UK carpet traders, who create and sell woollen flooring for our homes.

Carpet Foundation chief executive officer An... read more

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