August 2013 News Archive

New Croydon WI hopes to attract crafty ladies

Arizona library becomes community craft centre

Women's Institutes (WI) across the country are hoping to ditch their stereotypical image in the bid to attract diverse new members of all ages.

Three young mums have recently set up the Croydon WI branch and are hoping to appeal to a new generation of women who enjoy being crafty, baking and soci... read more

Former homeless woman crochets mats for shelters

Tunisian crochet lessons intrigue Yorkshire crafters (iStockphoto)

A former homeless woman from Illinois, US has been sharing her impressive knitting and crocheting skills while helping her community.

There have been many stories over the past couple of years of people knitting, weaving and crocheting together plastic bags in order to make mats for people sleepi... read more

Andy Warhol Bridge covered in yarn

Get out the knitting needles for a yarn-bombing event

As yarnbombing projects get bigger and bigger, it seems there are no structures to large to cover.

In Pittsburgh more than 1,800 knitters have been hard at work covering the Andy Warhol Bridge in hundreds of knitted panels.

Working all weekend long the group attached 580 handmade blanket-sized pa... read more

Footballer helps attempt knitting world record

Footballer helps attempt knitting world record

Knitting may be viewed as a predominantly female endeavour, but when it comes to helping raise money for charity everyone is keen to get involved, regardless of their age or gender.

This is especially true when it comes to breaking records, allowing everyone to practice their crafts and unleash t... read more

Harrogate to be home to sewing cafe

Harrogate to be home to sewing cafe

For many knitting enthusiasts there is nothing better than getting together with like-minded people and indulge in their favourite pastime.

Now there is the perfect opportunity for knitters and those interested in yarncraft to meet and create decorations and pieces of clothing. A new sewing cafe ... read more

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