April 2013 News Archive

Regional initiatives boost African textile industry

Cambridge guerrilla knitter strikes again (Thinkstock)

A series of regional initiatives are boosting jobs and trade in Africa's textiles, clothing and footwear sectors.

SANews.gov reports that the country's Clothing Textile Competitiveness Programme strategy has helped the industry to become internationally competitive.

These were the sentiments shar... read more

Shetland ponies inspire knitting tourism campaign

Shetland ponies inspire knitting tourism campaign (iStockphoto)

A group of Shetland ponies have inspired a Germany tour company to set up knitting tours of the Northern Isles.

The Scotsman reports that after watching VisitScotland promotions featuring the animals wearing Fair Isle jumpers, Catharina Ehlers, owner of the tour company Nordica Reisen, was encour... read more

Knitting to make classroom comeback

Knitting to make classroom comeback (Thinkstock)

Knitting could soon make a comeback in classrooms, as part of a proposed curriculum change.

Design and technology lessons may be about to feature knitting, sewing and embroidery for children aged up to 14 as part of a drive to teach more traditional home skills.

Despite not being taught widely fo... read more

Knitting grannies protest against gas

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

A group of grandmas in Queensland, Australia are using their craft skills to protest against coal seam gas.

The Toowoomba Chronicle reports that Knitting Nannas Against Gas is a fast-growing international organisation, which originates in New South Wales and is quickly gaining new followers.

Each... read more

Kate Hudson shows off A-list knitwear in New York

Kate Hudson went to a film premiere in a knitted dress this week (Photo: Getty)

Anyone who enjoys knitting will know that a range of different style garments can be created, from casual jumpers and cardigans to elegant dresses. 

However, it's not every day that you see the latter shown off by an A-list celebrity on a red carpet. That's just what happened this week though, wh... read more

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