In the News..

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I have seen a few stories in the news these last few days that I wanted to share with you. I enjoy seeing these posts about our crafts and hope you do too. There were many more also, just these really caught my attention.

This store in Norwich will provide a pattern and wool to any who are willing to take the time and knit for their cause. This campaign runs until Sunday, June 22.

Norwich store’s customers urged to get knitting for hospital’s neonatal wardA ‘Knit a hat for a premature baby’ campaign has started at John Lewis Norwich Photo is from last year when customers knitted over 2000 hats that were donated to the N and N hospital.

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As a knitter I love all kinds of knitting accessories and contraptions.. I would love to have one of these antique sock machines.

Oso woman has a foothold in antique sock-knitting machinesIn a workshop that’s a refuge from the world, Dorothea Campbell uses her hands. Her right hand turns a crank, or manipulates dozens of needles arranged in a circle. With her left, she holds tightly to a sock in the making.Her hands do some of the work.

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Seniors helping seniors :)

Project is seniors helping seniorsColdstream Meadows “Chicks with Sticks” Anita Weckerle (left), Betty Kemper, Thelma Irvine, resident services team member Phyllis Dyck, Lenore Streicker, Peggy Dietz and Heather Hackman with just a few of the hand-knit goods made for Missions without Borders.

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A yarnbombed bike at the Workhouse Museum in Ripon.

‘Yarn bomb’ a bike at museumThe Workhouse Museum in Ripon is gearing itself up for a knitting challenge over the half-term holidays when they will be “yarn bombing” bikes. Visitors can help cover bikes large and small with knitting, crochet, rag rugging and weaving as they use traditional skills to decorate the bicycles in celebration of the forthcoming Tour de France.

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Yarn Stormers strike again! Very cool yarnbombings abound.

World Cup fever hits Saltburn as Yarn Stormers strike againWorld Cup fever hits Saltburn as Yarn Stormers strike again 12:05pm Saturday 24th May 2014 in News A GROUP of secret knitters have struck again in Saltburn, bringing World Cup fever to the town’s pier. The Saltburn Yarn Stormers produced their latest work by creating knitted figures representing the countries taking part in the World Cup in Brazil in June and July.

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102 years old and still knitting blankets for babies.

102-year-old knitter warms babies, hearts with blanketsOne of the northwest side’s oldest residents works tirelessly to comfort some of the youngest. Evelyn Holmes, who turned 102 on April 21, knits blankets for infants in Northwest Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit. A resident of the Country Club of La Cholla retirement community, Holmes has made the blankets for five years, knitting between four and eight blankets a month.

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Norfolk rare breeds, extreme knitting and sheep on the green at Norwich Cathedral – exhibition highlights city’s link to textiles.

Norfolk rare breeds, extreme knitting and sheep on the green at Norwich Cathedral – exhibition highlights city’s link to textilesWeavers, spinners and dyers national exhibition in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith Catherine Morris-Gretton Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:15 AM A wall of wool featuring some of East Anglia’s rare breeds is part of an exhibition at Norwich Cathedral, which runs until June 1. Weavers, spinners and dyers national exhibition in Norwich.

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Merging the past and the future with knitting, this designer has found designs from the 1800s and is bringing them up to date for today’s knitters.

LocalYarn: MaXhosa knits past to futureEastern Cape designer Laduma Ngxokolo of MaXhosa designs recently returned from the Netherlands, where he was the only African designer invited to speak at the What Design Can Do conference.

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