September 2013 News Archive

Shetland Wool Week prepares for crowds

Sheep to text their way out of danger

Autumn sees a host of craft events and wool fairs taking place around the UK, meaning if you're a textiles fan then you won't be stuck for activities.

Between October 7th and 13th visitors to Scotland can enjoy a trip to Shetland Wool Week and celebrate the islands' knitting and textiles heritage... read more

Knitters called upon for poppy appeal

Knitters mark Remembrance Day with woollen poppies (Thinkstock)

With the beginning of autumn many knitters are looking to Christmas gifts and charity projects to keep them busy over the next few months.

But, as well as stepping up your winter knitting, now is a great time to donate some of your time to making woollen poppy badges in time for this year's Remem... read more

Carers knit dementia patients gifts

Saltaire Festival celebrates woolwear

A group of carers from Warrington have been hard at work knitting extra special gifts for patients with dementia.

Volunteers, keen to help those with dementia, have been making twiddle muffs, which are knitted bands with attachments on the outside and inside, Warrington Guardian reports. These in... read more

Pensioner overwhelmed by lifetime supply of wool

Outdoor knitters get into Olympic spirit

An 81-year-old man from Middlesbrough is still feeling shocked after winning a lifetime supply of yarn balls.

Eric Prowls, told the Gazette Live that he now has a mountain of wool at his home after subscribing to a knitting magazine which was offering it as a prize.

The former clerical worker rev... read more

Rare sheep help create special shawl

Winchcombe hit by yarnbombing (Comstock)

Sheep growers are in for a surprise at their annual convention this weekend as the Great Plains Zoo has made a unique contribution to the event.

The zoo, located in Sioux, South Dakota, donated wool from a pair of their Jacob sheep which was used to make a one-of-a-kind practice shawl. The shawl ... read more

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