September 2012 News Archive

Margaret Thatcher's wool suits fetch thousands at auction

Margaret Thatcher's wool suits fetch thousands at auction (All star)

Wool suits are a businesswoman or politician's go-to look, giving them a timeless and sophisticated air.

So, perhaps it's no wonder Margaret Thatcher's skirt and blazer sets have been so successful at auction this week.

Seven of the former prime minister's famous suits sparked a fierce bidding wa... read more

Knitters mark Remembrance Day with woollen poppies

Knitters mark Remembrance Day with woollen poppies (Thinkstock)

Knitters in Grimsby are working hard to support Remembrance Day with a rather unusual campaign.

Launched by Kettle Funeral Directors and Monumental Masons, the Knitted Poppy Appeal is calling for people to knit and sell poppies in order to help raise vital funds for the Royal British Legion in no... read more

Scottish woman knits 10,000 hats for Afghanistan soldiers

Scottish woman knits 10,000 hats for Afghanistan soldiers

A woman from Penarth Scotland has put her love of knitting to good work, by helping British soldiers fend off the cold in Afghanistan.

Tina Selby has now knitted more than 10,000 woolly hats for brave men and women fighting abroad.

She initially planned to make 500 for regiments in Helmand provin... read more

The Killing unveils iconic jumper patterns

The Killing unveils iconic jumper patterns

It's not often that European TV shows manage to translate well in the UK, however, Forbrydelsen, better known in the UK as The Killing, has become a huge success with British audiences.

The critically-acclaimed Danish crime drama is now preparing for its third series and also releasing The Killin... read more

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

Without Bradford's contribution to textiles, Britain's fabric manufacturing industry might not be anywhere near as well-known, meaning it's only right that the city celebrates this claim to fame.

The wool trade really put this city on the map, and as UK Wool Week looms in October, everyone seems ... read more

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