July 2012 News Archive

Navy sailors reveal hidden woollen talents

Navy sailors reveal secret knitting skills

When most people imagine sailors away at sea, few conjure up images of cosy woollen clothing and hours spent comparing knitting patterns.

However, apparently while out on the waves knitting has been a hugely popular pass-time with seafarers for decades, especially during WW1 and two, Portsmouth ... read more

Crochet gets catwalk makeover

Crochet gets catwalk makeover

Crochet is witnessing a real boom at the minute, springing up all over international catwalks.

Famed in the 70s for its laidback look and feel, its semi-sheer appearance reveals makes it a feminine edition to summer wardrobes, especially when worn in maxi dresses, stylish vests, crop tops and sho... read more

'More young adults picking up knitting needles'

More young people are taking up knitting

The stereotypes of only elderly women knitting are rapidly changing, as a new generation of middle-aged and younger people become keen to pick up a new craft.

With a set of needles and a bit of time it's a skill anyone can learn, with wool-crafts in particular reaching out to a whole new audience... read more

Yarn-bombing craze spreading across the UK

Uniqlo joins list of retailers opposing mulesed wool

Guerrilla knitting is no longer a practice dedicated to only the most rebellious of crafters.

Instances of yarn-bombing are cropping up all around the country, with virtually no county left untouched by graffiti knitting.

Mystery artists have launched a crafty assault on Stone in Staffordshire re... read more

Outdoor knitters get into Olympic spirit

Outdoor knitters get into Olympic spirit

A new art project has been unveiled at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery as local knitters help residents get into the Olympic spirit.

The pillars supporting the building have now been covered with panels in the colours of the Olympic rings in time for the opening ceremony of the Games, the ... read more

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