August 2012 News Archive

Economic pressures 'attract people to knitting'

Economic pressures 'attract people to knitting'

What brought you to knitting? Did a family member teach you or did you just fancy learning a new skill?

Well, according to Sara Mulvey, marketing director at Black Sheep Wools in Warrington, one of the main reasons people are picking up knitting needles is because of the recession.

Speaking to th... read more

Knitter needed to join the Cardiff John Lewis team

We are recruiting design consultants

Are you always impressing your friends with your knowledge about knitting? Do you love offering advice and helping people out when they've purled themselves into a bit of a pickle?

If so we'd love to hear from you! Rowan yarns are seeking a part time consultant to join our John Lewis concession i... read more

Charity knitters create 50 blankets in a day

Musotica creator hails crochet festival (Thinkstock)

You might class yourself as a bit of speed knitter, but how many rows could you really get done in a day?

Volunteers at The Hills College in Queensland Australia were hard at work last week, clicking their knitting needles together for a full day, The Hills-shire Times reports.

Residents and loca... read more

Yarn-bombers knit jumper for aeroplane

Yarn-bombers knit jumper for aeroplane (ATR)

A group of Yukon yarn-bombers have undertaken one of their biggest challenges yet, covering an aeroplane.

After months of planning and knitting Yarn Bomb Yukon picked this weekend to strike, covering a 70-year-old DC-3 aeroplane that rests outside the Yukon Transportation museum.

Originally conce... read more

Retired teacher teaches knitting to African orphans

Retired teacher teaches knitting to African orphans

Knitting is one of these skills people love to share, and rightly so as it can be really rewarding!

This is what Judith Bradshaw Brown of Hulls Cove recently did as she took her knitting to Africa to give young orphans the chance to pick up yarn and knitting needles for the first time.

The retire... read more

«« «12345» »»

Pinterest Facebook Twitter Youtube Rss