July 2013 News Archive

Texas women crochet for troops

Knitting to make classroom comeback (Thinkstock)

While serving overseas many soldiers look forward to gifts from family and friends to help keep morale high and provide them with essential items.

Out in Iraq and Afghanistan temperatures can drop significantly at night meaning troops have to cover up to in order to stay warm after dark.

This is ... read more

Knitters everywhere welcome royal baby with gifts

Knitters everywhere welcome royal baby with gifts (Getty)

After officially announcing the birth of their first son Kate Middleton and Prince William have been inundated with gifts.

From colourful collages to dolls, toys, clothing and nappies, people around the world have been pitching in to shower the royal baby with presents.

As you can expect the craf... read more

Crochet lace makes summer comeback

Crochet lace makes summer comeback (Thinkstock)

While you probably won't want to be covering up in your woollen jumpers and scarves just yet, this doesn't mean you can't have fun with colourful yarns and make some summer clothing.

This season lace-look crochet details are proving particularly popular, as Brits return to classic styles and retr... read more

East Riding children knit blankets for animal charities

North Wales woman knitting for charity

The UK's heatwave shows little sign of letting up, but if you've got a bit of spare time on your hands then now could be a great time to get to work on winter knitting projects.

There are many old people's homes, animal shelters and homeless charities who welcome knitted gifts, from blankets to c... read more

Wool plea for 93-year-old charity knitter

Yarn bombers weave woolly magic in Northern Ireland

Upon retiring many people choose to dedicate their time to crafts and hobbies, honing their skills and trying out new and exciting projects.

When it comes to knitting and crocheting you can easily pick patterns up and put them down again, however having time to sit down and get to grips with more... read more

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