August 2012 News Archive

Knitted breasts donated to neonatal unit

Knitted breasts donated to neonatal unit (Thinkstock)

When we think of babies and knitting, most of us would probably picture tiny booties, bonnets or cardigans, but this isn't the only way you can benefit newborns.

Volunteers in Norfolk have been hard at work knitting 100 breasts for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich Univ... read more

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn (thinkstock)

What do you do with leftover yarns? Well if you're anything like designer Hellen van Rees you'll still see a lot of value in them.

The London-based fashionista is currently pursuing a master's degree in womenswear from Central Saint Martins where she has just recycled scrap yarn into Chanel-inspi... read more

Detroit parishioners knit mats from carrier bags

Detroit parishioners knit mats from carrier bags (Sainsbury's)

Parishioners from a church in Detroit are helping their local homeless community by handcrafting a selection of knitted and crocheted mats.

But rather than using wool, they're being a little creative and making the sleeping mats from unwanted plastic grocery bags.

This way the users can stay warm... read more

Sheep to text when they're being attacked by wolves

Sheep to text their way out of danger

Sheep aren't known for their self-defence capabilities, therefore a new design from Swiss scientists could be greatly appreciated by shepherds.

Flocks in Switzerland could soon be texting their shepherds for help if they find themselves being stalked or attacked by wolves.

This is thanks to Swiss... read more

Comic book fashion set to make its mark this autumn

Comin book fashion is a hit on knitted jumpers

Forget these modern superhero films with the special effects and multi-million dollar budgets, when it comes to fashion it's the classic comic book style which is causing a stir.

It's all a bit pop art with contemporary knitwear as we head into autumn. Think cartoon captions, bold colours and a g... read more

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