February 2013 News Archive

Knitters encouraging guerrilla wool-fare

Knitters encouraging guerrilla wool-fare

Knitters are now letting the world know they won't take things lying down and are using their craft in the name of peace.

Jaine Rose is just one knittivist entering the battlefield with her wool in one hand and needles in the other. The Stroud mum has started Wool Against Weapons and is appealin... read more

Belgian designer takes home Woolmark Prize

Belgian designer takes home Woolmark Prize (Getty)

Belgian designer Christian Wijnants took home the prestigious International Woolmark Prize this weekend during London Fashion Week.

After some stiff competition, he came out on top and received 100,000 Australian dollars (£66,474) in prize money, as well as the chance for his winning collection t... read more

Young designers embrace knitting innovation

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

London Fashion Week's autumn-winter offerings are always a great place to spot knitwear, with a whole host of woollen wonders being displayed on the catwalk.

Plus, as it hosted this year's International Woolmark Prize, there's never been a better opportunity to spot some stylish woollen garments ... read more

Scottish scouts raise funds with knitted car coat

Yarn bombers weave woolly magic in Northern Ireland

Scouts in Scotland have been hard at work coming up with a fun way to test their knitting skills and raise some much-needed funds at the same time.

Dingwall Scout Troop in Ross-shire are trying to come up with enough money for an international expedition camp in Denmark, which according to the Ro... read more

Craft revival 'sees UK wool industry boom'

Dublin's Knitting and Stitching Show nears

The recent boom in knitting and crocheting is not only teaching a generation some useful skills, it's also proving to be great news for the UK wool industry.

Bill Waterhouse from Bulmer and Lumb, a textile manufacturer in Yorkshire, told the BBC this week: "There has been a resurgence in hand kni... read more

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