Economic pressures 'attract people to knitting'

Economic pressures 'attract people to knitting'

What brought you to knitting? Did a family member teach you or did you just fancy learning a new skill?

Well, according to Sara Mulvey, marketing director at Black Sheep Wools in Warrington, one of the main reasons people are picking up knitting needles is because of the recession.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Ms Mulvey claimed it's not necessarily about people wanting to be thrifty, but it helps.

"In times of economic pressure, people like a return to the basics," she said.

"People can't afford to go out, but they want to stay in and do something - not just sit in front of the TV every night."

The Rowan wool seller added that the rise of Facebook and other social networking sites also means that skills can be shared and problems quickly answered, which is great for new knitters looking to pick up techniques.

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