Crochet fan Beryl, 79, hooked on fundraising

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NOT many people would still be raising money for charity at the age of 79 – but Beryl Lupton is no ordinary pensioner. Beryl, of Angell Green in Clifton, has been keeping her arthritis at bay by crocheting hundreds of poppies in aid of the Royal British Legion. The inspiration behind her fundraising is a [...]

Crochet Artist Olek In Hot Water Over Underwater Sculpture

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Last week, artnet News reported that crochet artist Olek (whose real name is Agata Oleksiak) was undertaking one of her most logistically challenging projects yet—installing crochet wrappings around bomb-shaped sculptures at Cancun’s Underwater Museum, located in the Caribbean Sea. The artist donned scuba gear and documented her process via her well-followed Instagram account, hoping the [...]

Benches Get Yarn Bombed

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Check out this amazing yarn bombing that was done in San Francisco by Knits for Life. They have named it BUTTMUNCHES! Source: Knits For Life

Ewhurst Green runner sets record for marathon crochet

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A runner has shown she is no nit-wit after she smashed the world record at this year’s London Marathon while crocheting her way round the 26-mile course. Susie Hewer has her place in the record books sewn up after making the longest crochet chain while running a marathon on Sunday. The 56-year-old, who was running [...]

‘Yarn crawl’ aims to set up network of enthusiasts

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By Edinburgh News A MASS “yarn crawl” to help promote knitting in the Capital is set to be held later this year. Organiser Jessica James said Edinburgh’s first yarn crawl would see enthusiasts given discounts and goodies as they followed a map to knitting locations around the city. And the owner of Ginger Twist Studio [...]

Shanghai woman keeps the craft of crochet alive

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By Shi Wenjing With such a large population, China is certainly proud of its diverse folk culture. One rarely seen skill called crochet was once very popular on the outskirts of Shanghai, but the stitching style is now facing the threat of disappearance. A work of art by nimble hands. No matter how complicated the [...]

Rita Ora Rocks Ridiculous Full Length Crochet Dress

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Did she know it’s a festival? By Rebecca Merriman With Coachella Music Festival kicking off this weekend in California the hipsterist stars on the planet have headed down to the desert in their best “festival gear” which from first glance of Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner means denim shorts LOTS of jewellery and the latest croptop [...]

Crochet artist spins amazing yarns

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By Randi Bjornstad This is not your grandmother’s crochet. One of the most surprising exhibits of the season at the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is Jo Hamilton’s half of a new show called “Contemporary Oregon Visions: Jo Hamilton and Irene Hardwicke Olivieri.” Not to minimize Olivieri’s considerable talents in the slightest; her intricate [...]

Damien Hirst’s sculpture yarn bombed for April Fool’s

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The statue standing on Ilfracombe harbour looked very different at first light this morning. ‘Verity’, a sculpture of a naked pregnant woman, has been photographed wearing some brightly coloured leg-warmers. The photo’s were taken by Penny Clark who says she found Verity sporting the eighties leg-wear in the early hours. She says it’s an April [...]