There is often a debate about what creative activities are art and what are craft. Some people arbitrarily draw lines that put knitting and crochet strictly in the craft category. But as photography has proved, some pursuits can be both depending on how they are used. We’ve been on the look out for art projects… Continue reading Knitting and Crochet in Art
Do you wince when you see someone "acting" knitting or crochet in a TV show or movie? A needle or hook is stabbed randomly at a piece that up to that point has been beautifully produced by someone who knows what they are doing. The random stabbing is accompanied by some yarn pulling or waving,… Continue reading Good knitting on TV and in the movies
This year’s The Big Knit, from Innocent, is calling knitters, crafters and creators to submit their weird and wonderful woolly designs, to make it the biggest ever. The campaign run by Innocent, the smoothie company, raises money for Age UK by asking knitters and crocheters to create hats for the drink bottle. For every bottle… Continue reading Get creative and help Innocent’s Big Knit collect a record two million hats
There is a lot of talk at the moment about “hygge” and a lot of different explanations about what exactly it is. I’ve variously read that it is a Danish, a Norwegian or a wider Scandinavian idea and come across a lot of different explanation of what the word means. However, there are some things… Continue reading Knitters have their own hygge
The Knitting and Stitching Show at the Harrogate International Centre is just around the corner and we are looking for volunteers to pass on knitting and crochet skills to visitors. You can read more here about volunteering if you haven't helped on one of our stands before, The show runs from Thursday 24 November to Sunday 27… Continue reading Volunteers wanted for Knitting & Stitching Show at Harrogate
We recently posted on our social media about Sixty Million Trebles. This is a project from a team of UK ladies who want to create crochet blankets representing the 60 million displaced persons and refugees around the world and hopefully be able to beat the current Guinness World Record for the biggest blanket which was… Continue reading Knitting world records
So are you a knitting monogamist who sticks to one project until the bitter end or do you have two three four or more projects on the go at any one time? I’ve come across lots of different names for the latter group (some of them not that polite) but I like the term I… Continue reading Knitting monogamist or a project for every occasion?