November 2012 News Archive

Prince Charles meets Australian knitwear designers

Prince Charles meets Australian knitwear designers (Allstar)

As the patron of The Campaign for Wool, Prince Charles knows his fair share about the industry and managed to talk the talk on a trip to Australia this week to meet key figures.

Farmers, fashion experts and even sheep gathered to meet the royal at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art, where he tal... read more

Craft club completes knitted Christmas tree

Craft club completes knitted Christmas tree (Liquid)

After five months of hard work a Lancashire craft group have finally completed an entirely woollen Christmas tree.

Thwaites Craft Club members have been busy making segments from 50 balls of wool to create the specimen entirely from knitted and crocheted pieces, the North West Evening Mail report... read more

Knitting appeal launched for Hurricane Sandy victims

Knitting appeal launched for Hurricane Sandy victims

A knitting appeal is being launched by a New Yorker living in Bermuda to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy victims.

In the wake of the enormous natural disaster many people have been left homeless, with little or no possessions, meaning the chance to receive new, warm clothes is being gratefull... read more

Northumberland prepares for acclaimed yarn exhibition

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn (thinkstock)

A highly-acclaimed yarn exhibition is heading to Northumberland this month, bringing together a range of crafts and information about the history of wool.

Sheep Tales and Spinning Yarns will be visiting Alnmouth in the last weekend of November, providing a visual and oral record of the history of... read more

Male knitting class fights feminine stereotype

Male knitting class fights feminine stereotype

Knitters have many stereotypes, including generalisations that the only people who can successfully master the needles are female or elderly.

But this is certainly not the case, as the craft undergoes a resurgence, appealing to young professionals keen to find a creative and practical outlet.

It'... read more

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