April 2013 News Archive

Extreme knitter makes marathon record bid

Extreme knitter makes marathon record bid (iStockphoto)

An extreme knitter from Sussex is attempting to knit the longest scarf while running a marathon.

Susie Hewer, who has been nicknamed 'the extreme knitting redhead' will be trying to break her own world record later this month in aid of charity.

The BBC reports that she will attempt the Virgin Lon... read more

Fine Art – Hand painted sock yarn

Fine art - hand painted sock yarn

This May will see the launch of our first sock yarn! Available in eight stunning shades, the yarn will be manufactured using the fascinating and increasingly emerging hand painting method.

Sourced from Cape Mohair Spinners in South Africa, the yarn is painted by the team at Lance and Ines Khoury’... read more

Yarnbomber 'wants to wake people up'

Yarn bomb unravelled to help Vancouver homeless (Thinkstock)

Yarnbombing can make a powerful statement, especially if you choose to use brightly coloured wool and a good dose of imagination.

In Wisconsin, Katey Smith and her team of yarnbombers are helping to lead this growing trend, taking inspiration from other textile graffiti installations around the w... read more

Rose to be named after Rowan designer Kaffe Fassett

Rose to be named after Rowan designer Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett, the world-renowned knitwear designer, is to have a rose named after him at the Hampton Court Palace International Flower Show.

The Rowan brand designer is a leading name in the crafts industry, famed for his use of colour work and fabulous floral patterns.

This has even lead to the... read more

Knitters spend 10,000 hours making jumpers for Malawi

Knitters spend 10,000 hours making jumpers for Malawi (Thinkstock)

Members of a Scottish church and parish have given over 10,000 hours of their time to an exciting knitting challenge for charity.

Parishioners in Paisley and those who attend the Bourock church have been getting together regularly in order to knit hundreds of jumpers and hats for poverty stricken... read more

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