September 2012 News Archive

WI members break Guinness World Record

WI members break Guinness World Record

Thousands of Women's Institute (WI) members have successfully knitted their way to a new world record.

The Guinness Book of World Records has revealed that 3,083 WI participants have broken the world record for the most people knitting simultaneously, clicking their needles together for a total o... read more

St Mungo's asks Reading residents to knit woolly hats

St Mungo's asks Reading residents to knit woolly hats

Crafty people in Reading are being called upon to pick up their knitting needles to support the town's homeless community.

St Mungo's charity is launching a new project entitled The Big Yarn, which asks knitters to make a woolly hat as part of its nationwide fundraising campaign, Get Reading repo... read more

Nascimento makes his mark on London Fashion Week

Nascimento makes his mark on London Fashion Week

Trendsetters keen to follow the latest looks will no doubt have one eye on the catwalk right now as London Fashion Week comes into its element.

The annual exhibitions of the best of international style for the spring-summer 2013 collection are on show right now, showcasing some exciting new names... read more

Author claims crochet saved her from depression

War veteran reveals new passion for crochet (thinkstock)

The therapeutic benefits of crafting are well documented, with participants often citing their hobby as a great way to relax, unwind and learn a new skill.

For some people, however, the positives are a lot more profound.

Kathryn Vercillo, author of a new book called Crochet Saved my Life claims t... read more

Vogue celebrates wool at Milan Fashion Week

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn (thinkstock)

Vogue is celebrating all things woollen with an exhibition for Milan Fashion Week.

Entitled When Wool is in Fashion, Vogue Italia and L'Uomo Vogue has collaborated with The Woolmark Company to launch the artistic and glamorous event to tie in with the current runway shows.

The exclusive photogra... read more

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