Knitted Knockers UK
Oct16

Knitted Knockers UK

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and what better opportunity to showcase the work of Knitted Knockers. Knitted Knockers are exactly as they sound, a knitted breast prosthesis for those who have had breast cancer mastectomy or lumpectomy. There are many reasons why reconstructive surgery may not be offered or even viable and these lovely hand knitted or crochet replacements made by caring volunteers offer a soft and comfortable...

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Woolfest 2019
Jun28

Woolfest 2019

With the temperature soaring, throngs of visitors arrived at Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre in Cockermouth to visit Woolfest 2019. Amongst the stalls of yarn, roving and wool tops are all sorts of items created from wool.Hand felted animals, cards, buttons and items of clothing stand alongside mattresses and mattress toppers made from pure wool. Showcasing the Herdwick. Many of the items on sale are aimed at the home crafter but...

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Glasgow Stitching, Sewing and Quilting Show
Mar13

Glasgow Stitching, Sewing and Quilting Show

This year’s Stitching, Sewing and Quilting Show at the Glasgow SEC was a great hit with the visitors. Now in it’s second year, there were over 90 exhibitors and an extensive programme of talks, demonstrations and workshops. This first thing we noticed this year was the civilised wider isle space allowing people time to stop and chat to vendors, brows the wares. Some visitors had obviously done their homework and headed...

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Stamping on Fabric
Mar07

Stamping on Fabric

Versacraft fine detail pigment inks by Tsukineko are great for stamping designs on fabrics. Versacraft multipurpose water based inks are incredibly versatile and can be used on paper, wood, leather and even unglazed ceramics. There is also a range of coordinating Fabrico Markers to extend the scope for the artist. Stamp your design with the ink pad and then add extra colour, shading and effects with the Fabrico markers. Fabric needs...

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UK Hand Knitting new website
Oct16

UK Hand Knitting new website

The UK Hand Knitting Association has revealed it’s new modern website. An uncluttered and fresh home page is easy to navigate and brings knitting into the 21st Century. There are new sections for people wanting to learn about knitting and for those wanting to find a local knitting group. Along with the website, The UK Hand Knitting Association has revealed it’s new logo to mark the next phase in the development of the...

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