May 2013 News Archive

Church group knits clothes for ill and homeless

Unfinished knitted artworks on display in Norwich (iStockphoto)

A church group in Jersey City, New Jersey has started knitting clothes for local hospital patients and homeless members of the community.

According to the Hudson Reporter, Deborah Pierce and her daughter Alyssa began Knitting for Good, a church-based knitting circle, in February to teach people h... read more

Texas crochet club appeals for new members

War veteran reveals new passion for crochet (thinkstock)

A crochet club in Texas is appealing for members to help grow the group and spread yarn skills in the community.

The Copperas Cove Herald reports that the Senior Crochet Club is down to a regular number of four people, who each meet weekly at the Copperas Cove Senior Center to indulge in their fa... read more

WI members yarnbomb Brighton

World champion knitter makes 17 mile rope (iStockphoto)

To mark the launch of Brighton Festival and Fringe, the members of Bevendean Women's Institute (WI) have been spreading mischief across the city.

Hoping to challenge the stereotypes surrounding knitting, they have yarnbombed parts of the city,

Under the cover of darkness, the ladies wrapped the l... read more

Generations unite for Scottish knitting project

Vancouver grannies teach knitting to students (iStockphoto)

Knitting is known as a great community activity and one area in Scotland is hoping that by picking up some needles and yarn they can unite different generations.

Barrhead News reports that the new project, Stitch Through Time, has seen people from the age of nine to 90 work together to practice t... read more

Knitters help elderly people in fuel poverty

Musotica creator hails crochet festival (Thinkstock)

A group of knitters in Burton are doing their bit to help elderly people in fuel poverty.

Each winter Age UK appeals for donations and help from the public to ensure that older people in communities around the country do not suffer during the cold weather.

This is made increasingly hard for many ... read more

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