May 2013 News Archive

Winchcombe hit by yarnbombing

Winchcombe hit by yarnbombing (Comstock)

A Cotswolds town has been transformed thanks to a bunch of nimble-fingered knitters.

Winchcombe has been struck by yarnbombers, who have covered the sleepy residential area with bunting and pom poms, as well as knitted hanging baskets of flowers and a few woollen sheep, which have been lovingly c... read more

Knitting helps bridge cultural divide in Tasmania

Natty Knitters create woollen garden

A new documentary has shown how Tasmania's cultural divide is being bridged thanks to efforts from a local knitting group.

With the debate on asylum seekers set to be central to the federal election campaign, the Mercury reports that cultural stereotypes are being broken by crafty volunteers.

Aft... read more

Crafter hopes for Sewing Bee boost

Crafter hopes for Sewing Bee boost

Following the resurgence in baking after The Great British Bake Off, a shopkeeper from Buckinghamshire is hoping that the same will happen now that the Great British Sewing Bee has come to an end.

The popular BBC2 programme recently finished and each week saw amateur sewers, knitters and crochete... read more

MP donates winnings to knitting club

MP donates winnings to knitting club (Thinkstock)

An MP in Huddersfield has surprised locals by donating his recent winnings to a charity knitting club.

Conservative MP for Colne Valley Jason McCartney was recently given a free £25 each-way bet on the Grand National by bookies at the Huddersfield branch of Ladbrokes, The Huddersfield Examiner re... read more

Tortoises get knitted makeovers

Tortoises get knitted makeovers (Thinkstock)

Once you’ve learnt to knit straight lines your next pattern is usually something slightly trickier such as a hat or a tea cosy.

But rather than making gifts for friends and family, tortoise-lover Katie Bradley has decided to dress her pets up in adorable knitted and crocheted outfits.

Ms Bradley,... read more

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