May 2013 News Archive

Knitting 'now glamorous and fun'

Knitting 'now glamorous and fun'

Anyone who enjoys crafts will have noticed the revival in knitting and crocheting over the past decade, as it sheds its stereotypical image.

Tracey Wye, a keen knitter and crocheter from Potton explained to Biggleswade Today this week that younger people were getting more involved in these crafts... read more

The ‘punk’ Sheila Rock

The lady herself, Sheila Rock

On Thursday 25th April, I was invited to the preview and book signing of Sheila Rock’s (photographer extraordinaire) new book, ‘PUNK+’.

I’ve now known Sheila for nearly six years and in that time we have become good friends. Sheila is literally an amazing photographer - she won’t mind me telling ... read more

Knitting councillor sparks meeting debate

Dallas yarn bombers decorate historic space

A councillor who decided to bring her knitting along to a meeting has sparked debate in the Cornish town of Liskeard.

During the first Liskeard Town Council meeting following the local elections, which saw splinter group Open Liskeard take nine of the 15 available seats, a pair of knitting needle... read more

Marie Wallin launches own website

Rowan head designer Marie Wallin website goes live

Rowan is pleased to announce that Marie Wallin, Rowan’s Head Designer is launching her own website – on Thursday 23rd May 2013. Marie will continue in her role as Head Designer and will still be responsible for all creative aspects of the Rowan magazine and publications, inclu... read more

Young people 'going back to basics with knitting'

East Lancashire woman introduces craft cafe

Young people are picking up new skills as they look to go back to basics, claims a knitting shop owner in Bermuda.

Irena Ashton, who owns The Black Purl knitting and yarn store, told the Royal Gazette Online that knitting is enjoying a huge comeback.

She explained that there are two main reasons ... read more

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