December 2012 News Archive

Craft group spend 11 months making knitted Christmas tree

Craft group spends 11 months making knitted Christmas tree (iStock photo)

A group of crafty ladies finally showcased their 11 months of hardwork and revealed a spectacular Christmas tree made entirely from wool.

The Crafty Crafters have spent almost all of the past year knitting the five-foot-six-inch tall tree, which is made up of more than 300 square patches and a va... read more

Students prepare for knitted New Year’s giveaway

Students knit for New Year's giveaway

Students in Pennsylvania are preparing for a knitted New Year’s giveaway to help local people in need.

A group of Millersville University students have been working with 70-year-old Lois Kelso to knit and crochet hats and scarves.

Lancaster Online reports that Ms Kelso’s group Yarn Friends Therap... read more

Amanda Seyfried 'crochets to mend favourite clothes'

Amanda Seyfried 'crochets to mend favourite clothes' (All Star)

Hollywood A-listers are traditionally known for forking out obscene amounts on the latest clothing, but this doesn't mean that all stars follow this trend.

In fact, Amanda Seyfried, who currently stars in the new cinematic version of Les Miserables, revealed recently that she has more of a make d... read more

Sheffield charity shop knits 'prove hugely successful'

Sheffield charity shop knits 'prove hugely successful'

A charity shop in Sheffield has been getting crafty in order to raise as much money as possible in time for Christmas.

The Samaritans shop on Chapel Walk in the city centre has received more than 700 knitted goodies from two of its own volunteers, and they are already proving to be a huge success... read more

Hats knitted to boost confidence of cancer patients

Hats knitted to boost confidence of cancer patients (Thinkstock)

Hundreds of hats have been knitted by a group of dedicated volunteers with the sole aim of boosting the confidence of cancer patients.

Rudyard and District Women's Institute's Hats From Heaven project came about after the husband of one of its members was diagnosed with leukaemia.

The group, whic... read more

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