April 2013 News Archive

Wales to welcome knitted garden

Natty Knitters create woollen garden

This year's Wonderwool Wales extravaganza is to feature a knitted garden.

The wool and natural fibre festival is always a must-see craft calendar event and this year's annual show is hoping to celebrate creativity with the knitted flowers surrounded by a picket fence.

Held at the Royal Welsh Show... read more

Woolmark promotes use of wool in furniture

Barge retraces 200-year-old wool journey

It's easy to think of wool as merely a fibre with which to make clothing and accessories.

But, as part of a new campaign from the Woolmark Company, more emphasis is being placed on its use in furniture.

The global authority on wool is introducing a special project dedicated to the furnishing sect... read more

Huddersfield student 'will have degree in knitting'

Knitting marathon unites Cambridge community

A University of Huddersfield student is looking to graduate with a degree in knitting this July.

As part of her Textile Crafts BA (Hons) course, 22-year-old Toni Sturrs has been studying knitting in great depth and has even designed her own simple knitting pattern for beginners and experts.

The H... read more

Knitting group raises money for Filipino farmers

Knitting group raises money for Filipino farmers (iStockphoto)

A knitting group based in New York is helping to raise money for rice farmers in the Philippines.

The Ricefield Collective, founded by Meredith Taluson, aims to provide employment to a community of farmers in the country's Ifugao region and sells handknitted products locally and internationally, ... read more

Chipping Norton celebrates textiles heritage with new festival

Nascimento makes his mark on London Fashion Week

Chipping Norton is celebrating its textiles heritage next month with the launch of a new festival.

On May 4th Fibreworks knitting and crochet shop is organising its first Fibre Festival, which looks back at the town's proud wool and weaving history.

The Cotswold Journal reports that the Town Hall... read more

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