June 2014 News Archive

Crocheted swimwear is big news this summer

Crocheted swimwear is big news this summer

Holiday season has begun and if you are like us, you will no doubt be considering whether you can wear last year's favourite clothes, or need to invest in something new.
 
The issue with seasonal pieces is you might not have worn them for a whole year. We all know that feeling of being excited ab... read more

Kind-hearted knitters help clothe young people in Laos

Kind-hearted knitters help clothe young people in Laos

Young people in the south-east Asian country of Laos are set to stay warm at night with the help of jumpers knitted by a branch of the Women’s Institute in Bedfordshire.

The Heath & Reach branch in Leighton Buzzard were inspired to get their needles and lots of colourful yarn out to help youngste... read more

Get ready for Worldwide Knit in Public Day

Get ready for Worldwide Knit in Public Day

If you love knitting, it is safe to say that no second invitation is required to get out the needles and some colourful yarn. 

Even so, there are times when big causes and special occasions can provide a special incentive. For some, that might be the imminent arrival of a baby in the family, whil... read more

Did you have fun like this on Yarn Bomb Day?

Did you have fun like this on Yarn Bomb Day?

Generally speaking, knitting is not an art form that gets compared to graffiti very much. After all, there is no equivalent of Banksy who goes round in the shadows creating interesting new images with some colourful yarn instead of spray can.

However, it seems that there is one exception to this:... read more

Knitter rises to a challenge - to knit a lorry

Knitter rises to a challenge - to knit a lorry

A knitting enthusiast from Kent has taken her hobby to the next level - by creating a scale toy of a Halfords delivery lorry.

Karen Buckle works at the company's store at Gallagher retail park in Ashford and took on the task after agreeing to a bet with a colleague, reports Kent Online.

A lorry d... read more

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