September 2013 News Archive

Sydney crocheter is YouTube hit

Tunisian crochet lessons intrigue Yorkshire crafters (iStockphoto)

When first picking up a crochet hook or a pair of knitting needles everyone has a different way of learning.

Many are taught by family and friends, while some use pattern books designed for beginners.

Over the past decade the popularity of learning online has soared, with thousands of tutorial vi... read more

Big Knit falls short of world record attempt

Girl scout knits for homeless community (iStockphoto)

The Big Knit 2013 took place this weekend with the aim of breaking the world record for the most people simultaneously knitting. It fell short of its target numbers, however still managed to bag the Scottish record.

More than 1,250 knitters of all ages flocked to Tannadice Park to try their hand ... read more

Yorkshire exhibition celebrates quilting and yarncrafts

Musotica creator hails crochet festival (Thinkstock)

A town in Yorkshire is looking to celebrate yarncrafts and quilting as part of a new exhibition.

Playing on the town's crafty heritage, Bramhope is hosting 'A Celebration of Stitches' at St Giles Church to explore quilting, embroidery and knitting.

Taking place on September 21st, Ilkley Gazette r... read more

Stained glass window provides lasting reminder of wool trade

Hellen van Rees designs dresses from leftover yarn (thinkstock)

Go back two or three centuries and much of the UK relied heavily on a booming textiles industry, which included wool farmers and cotton mills.

Fastforward to present day and while production levels have fallen, the demand for these materials has not waned.

One area where the wool trade made a hug... read more

High school pupils help knit charity blankets

Young farmers show off their knitting skills

Knitting is a great activity for fostering community spirit, bringing locals of all ages together to put their skills and creativity to work for a good cause.

A great example of this is currently happening in Angus, Scotland, with the pupils at Brechin High School joining with community groups to... read more

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