Knitted Hobbits

The Mirror reports that an amateur knitter has created incredible miniature knitted characters from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Her middle earth character line-up includes dwarves, dragons, wizards and of course Hobbits.  Nothing is too ambitious for Denise Salway. Denise, from South Wales, says she does not work from patterns but comes up with the designs herself. Read full article Share...

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Campaign For Wool – Wool House
Mar05

Campaign For Wool – Wool House

The UK is set to see the biggest ever celebration of wool as The Campaign for Wool launches WOOL HOUSE from 13th until 24th March 2013 WOOL HOUSE will present a vision for wool as a modern, versatile, lifestyle fibre and will be hosted in the stunning West Wing of Somerset House in central London. It will feature a showcase of interiors, fashion and the world of artisan and craft making, along with a hi-tech educational suite. The...

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The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show runs from 14th to 17th March at Olympia Two and Olympia West Hall, London This new show offers everything for the knitter and stitcher. Projects for the home, knitting for babies, sewing, upcycling, patchwork… Find it all at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show! The focus of the show is on ‘Making’ and you’ll find inspiration everywhere, as well as experts on hand to get you started. Over 150...

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Unravel – Festival of Knitting
Jan26

Unravel – Festival of Knitting

The Unravel Knitting Festival 2013 takes place on Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February 2013 at Farnham Maltings, Surrey. Take part in workshops, hear a range of talks, see demonstrations and be inspired by artist commissions. Purchase yarn, buttons and other knitting accessories at the marketplace, solve your knitting quandaries and even enter your favourite item into ‘Best In Show.’ Get your knitting needles and crochet hooks out...

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Sheep wanted in Cumbria to join the flock
Jan15

Sheep wanted in Cumbria to join the flock

Help is wanted in Cumbria to create a flock of 10,000 sheep for an art installation later in 2012. The Flock project is the latest mass involvement arts project organised by Eden Arts. Organisers are looking for children and adults to create thousands of woolly pom-pom sheep! Stuck for something to do at half-term or during a wet weekend  – then download the information sheet and templates and get making sheep. Every sheep will...

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Guerrilla knitting event in Cumbria
Jan10

Guerrilla knitting event in Cumbria

Join in with a ‘Guerrilla knit-in’ as part of the WOW: wonder of wool and the art of knit and stitch event at Rheged, Cumbria. The Guerrilla Knit event will take place on the first day of the latest event at Rheged near Penrith, on Saturday 14 January 2012. Knitters from across the county and beyond are expected to visit the centre and bring a splash of woolly colour to the walkways, doors and pillars as they clad them in vibrant...

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