February 2013 News Archive

Tunisian crochet lessons intrigue Yorkshire crafters

Tunisian crochet lessons intrigue Yorkshire crafters (iStockphoto)

Crocheters in Yorkshire are being given a chance to expand their skills, learning whole new ways to turn top quality yarns into amazing garments and fabrics.

Judith Schur, a shopkeeper in Tadcaster, told the Wetherby News that keeping busy with crafts was the perfect way to fend off the winter bl... read more

London Knitters support Cystic Fibrosis Trust

London knitters support Cystic Fibrosis Trust (Eyecandy images)

Knitters in Enfield, London are using their nimble-fingered skills to help with a nationwide scheme in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The charity is calling on people across the country to gather their yarns and knitting needles and knit some cosy leg warmers for people with the disorder.

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World champion knitter makes 17 mile rope

World champion knitter makes 17 mile rope (iStockphoto)

An international champion knitter is continuing to ensure that he holds onto his Guinness Book of Records after more than 20 years on the same project.

Ted Hannaford, 72, who is a competent French knitter, has made a colourful yarn rope that measures an astounding 17 and a quarter miles, or 27,84... read more

Skipton begins preparations for Yarndale

Barge retraces 200-year-old wool journey

There's nothing knitters like more than a good get together, and for those in the Yorkshire area there could be another big event to add to the calendar.

Yarndale, the festival which celebrates 'all things knitting,' is coming to Skipton in September and aims to celebrate the diversity of wool, c... read more

Zoo volunteers give tree wild and woolly makeover

Zoo volunteers give tree wild and woolly makeover (iStockphoto)

Zoo volunteers on the English Riviera have tried their hands at yarn-bombing by decorating a local tree.

The plant at Living Coasts in Torquay has been swathed in colourful yarn, as well as scores of knitted sea creatures hanging from the branches and winding their way around the trunk.

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