February 2013 News Archive

Julia Gillard to connect with voters through knitting

Julia Gillard to connect with voters through knitting (All Star)

Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has come up with a novel way to connect with her female voters, by sharing some of her personal life online.

As part of her digital election campaign strategy, News Limited reports that the premier will soon be Instagramming pictures of her pet dog, posting... read more

Could you be a knittivist?

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

Knitters are known to pick up their needles for many reasons and now an entire community is doing so in the name of peace.

Since 2007, the TikkunTree Project has been encouraging crafters to create an enormous knitted tree that will eventually cover a silent candle vigil to advocate cessation of... read more

Yarn bombers get in the Valentines spirit in Wallington

Knitting marathon unites Cambridge community

People of Wallington won't be able to help but get into the Valentine's Day spirit this year, after a team of yarn bombers struck on Woodcote Road.

The loved-up knitters have produced more than 100 hearts made of wool and placed them outside the British Heart Foundation, Your Local Guardian repo... read more

Designers gear up for the International Woolmark Prize

Designers gear up for the International Woolmark Prize

The winner of the International Woolmark Prize will be revealed on Saturday (February 16th), as the final six designers left in the competition compete at London Fashion Week.

With knitwear one of the main fashion staples of 2012, more and more people are going in search of the best yarn to crea... read more

Unravel at Farnham Malting’s international knitting festival

Barge retraces 200-year-old wool journey

If this week’s bout of cold weather has got you determined to cling on to your winter warmers for that little bit longer, then you should certainly make a note to see what the world of knitting has on offer next weekend.

Unravel, Farnham Malting’s annual international festival of knitting, will ... read more

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