May 2014 News Archive

Traditional crafts still proving hugely popular

Knitting marathon unites Cambridge community

Until relatively recently, traditional crafts like knitting and crocheting were considered a dying art and the preserve of the older generation. All that has now changed as these skills are experiencing something of a renaissance and are now being enjoyed by people of every age.
No doubt progra... read more

Knitter reveals she never goes anywhere without needles and yarn

US knitters reminded they can carry needles on planes

A keen knitter has revealed she always keeps a set of needles and some colourful yarn in her handbag - just in case the desire to get crafty arises and she happens to have a spare five minutes.

Anne Clark, 63, told the Derby Telegraph she has knitted almost anywhere, including the pub and on car ... read more

Try perfecting your knitting with crocheted edging

War veteran reveals new passion for crochet (thinkstock)

Have you ever come to the end of a piece of knitting like a jumper or scarf and felt that it needed a final addition to bring it up to scratch? Crocheted edges could be the solution you're looking for.

Lifelong knitter and crocheting instructor Naomi Frenkel recently told the Detroit News that th... read more

Family all chip in to make woman's wedding flowers - from wool

Family all chip in to make woman's wedding flowers - from wool

A family from Leicestershire have come together to create an interesting selection of wedding flowers.

Krissy Nichols, who will marry her fiance this Friday (May 16th), came up with the idea of knitting her own flowers for her wedding day. What began as a pipedream has now become a full-on operat... read more

Knitters create a woolly replica of Bristol for Arts Trail

Bristol has been recreated in miniature woolly form.

We often hear stories about crafters who create little village scenes with which to decorate shop windows, normally wintry ones as part of their Christmas decor.

However, we've never heard of an entire city being recreated in miniature out of colourful yarn - until now, that is.

The finishing tou... read more

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