December 2012 News Archive

Knitters make woolly welcome for Flashdance the Musical

Knitters make woolly welcome for Flashdance musical

The classic 80s flick flashdance is being reinvented on US Broadway next year and to mark the occasion a group of dedicated knitters will be giving it a woolly welcome.

In Pittsburgh the world premiere of Flashdance the Musical, ahead of its pre-Broadway national, is set to take place in the new ... read more

Colorado group volunteers to knit clothes for community

Colorado group volunteers to knit clothes for community (Thinkstock)

A church group in Broomfield, Colorado are bringing warmth to their community and those less fortunate through their impressive knitted donations.

The Women’s Gathering, a group of ladies from Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, have been using their skills, and a large collection of donated yarn, t... read more

Knitted characters help pupils learn phonetics

Knitted characters help pupils learn phonetics

A crafty teacher in Brighton has found an ingenious way to help young pupils learn their phonetic alphabet.

Retired teacher Debbie Long told The Argus how she had invented a series of knitted monkeys, kittens, robots and queens while teaching her former colleague Jill Hassan how to knit one purl ... read more

Lawyers knit patchwork blanket for children’s charity

Musotica creator hails crochet festival (Thinkstock)

Lawyers in Plymouth have been putting their pens down and picking up their knitting needles in order to help a local charity.

Staff at Gill Akaster have hand knitted a colourful patchwork blanket from 77 squares of fabric, which they then handed over to the Ellie’s Haven charity, accompanied by a... read more

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