March 2013 News Archive

Knitting 'is better than therapy'

Outdoor knitters get into Olympic spirit

The relaxation benefits of knitting are often discussed, but now a club in Canada are claiming that it's better than therapy.

Belfountain's Stitch and Bitch drop in knitting group have been meeting since last September and now have members ranging from 11 to 67, each of which enjoys the chance fo... read more

High school pupils knit blankets for Africa

Musotica creator hails crochet festival (Thinkstock)

High school students in Scotland have been working hard to knit a collection of colourful blankets to send to Africa.

Sixth form student Shannon Collie at Brechin High School is one of the many pupils using her spare time to join in with the Knit for Africa project, which was first mooted by Mode... read more

Exciting news: We are recruiting design consultants

We are recruiting design consultants

Rowan Yarns are seeking Design Consultants in the London area – applications for both part time and full time positions will be considered.

Applicants should have a creative flair and knowledge of hand knitting and Rowan products.

Some retail experience is also beneficial for this unique position... read more

East Lancashire woman introduces craft café

East Lancashire woman introduces craft cafe

East Lancashire has introduced a new sewing and knitting café, inspired by the resurgence of the 'make do and mend' mentality.

Tansy Dier has opened Cheeky Sew and Sew in Todmorden for people who want to up-cycle their garments and furniture, as well as learning new skills.

Speaking to the Blackb... read more

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