April 2014 News Archive

Knitting is 'life's calling' for Washington woman

Online knitting classes bring crafts to busy homes

A woman from Washington state in the US who suffers from a developmental condition has become the most prolific knitter in her community.

Sarah Bade suffers from cerebral palsy and experiences growth problems because of her condition, but thanks to her relatively new-found love of knitting, she h... read more

Knitting group whips up hundreds of woolly chicks

Knitting group whips up hundreds of woolly chicks

Easter is fast approaching and a group of pensioners who are part of a coffee group called The Beehive have come together to knit chicks, all for the sake of charity.

It seems their name is appropriate, as the OAPs have been as busy as bees producing more than 400 fledglings for Christian organis... read more

Create your own bunny ears hat - as (almost) seen on SJP's daughter

Create your own bunny ears hat - as (almost) seen on SJP's daughter

Most children jump at the chance to dress up and Easter gives them just one more opportunity to get into character.  

It seems that kids of the stars are equally keen to try on costumes, if recent pictures of Sarah Jessica Parker's daughter Tabitha are anything to go by.

She was snapped recently ... read more

Crafters knit their support for the Boston Marathon

Crafters knit their support for the Boston Marathon

Knitting enthusiasts from Boston have pledged their support for those who will be taking part in the city's annual marathon.

It will be the 21st time that the high-profile race has taken place and participants have been sent a host of woollen scarves, accompanied by greetings cards containing goo... read more

Knitters step in to help spectacled bears

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

Stephen Fry has issued a special thank-you to crafters who rose to a challenge that could help to conserve an endangered species.

The Shaftesbury-based Scientific Exploration Society is going on an expedition to the Andes soon to raise awareness of the plight of the spectacled bear and its organi... read more

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