June 2013 News Archive

Care home knits clothes for special care babies

Knitted breasts donated to neonatal unit (Thinkstock)

When a baby is due the temptation to knit it some tiny clothes can be overwhelming.

It offers the perfect excuse to handcraft something practical and creative and you know, as they're only small, babyclothing patterns shouldn't take you months to complete.

Even if you don't know of any babies, th... read more

Crafter crochets Cabbage Patch Kid wigs

Crafter crochets Cabbage Patch Kid doll wigs (Getty)

A woman in the US has decided to take her obsession with Cabbage Patch Kid toys to the next level by crocheting her own woollen wigs.

Mail Online reports that Amanda Lillie has made a range of crocheted wig versions of the iconic dolls' hair after looking through her old toys.

Back in the late 70... read more

Julia Gillard scarf sparks bidding frenzy

Julia Gillard scarf sparks bidding frenzy (Getty)

It's no secret that Australian prime minister Julia Gillard is a fan of knitting.

She has revealed in the past that she loves nothing more than relaxing with a ball of yarn and two knitting needles after a busy day.

This has caused a lot of excitement in the craft community, so much so that this ... read more

Knitting in the name of homelessness

War veteran reveals new passion for crochet (thinkstock)

Kind-hearted people in Albury-Wodonga in Australia have come together for a workshops based around knitting and art to deliver various stories all based around homelessness.

They deployed a particular technique known as scumbling, which many people refer to as freeform crocheting and knitting. Th... read more

Knitting tutor breaks female-only stereotypes

Town attempts record breaking needles and crochet hook (Thinkstock)

Knitting suffers from many stereotypes, with the notion that it's a craft exclusively for women potentially the biggest myth out there.

In many countries and communities knitting and crocheting are unisex hobbies and carried out by anyone who wants to give them a go.

Next month a male knitting tu... read more

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