Wool, schmool. If you want to make something a little different without putting down your knitting needles, give your wool to the cat and pick up a coil of wire instead. Visual arts tutor Rachael Elwell has come up with a couple of tips to get you started.


Knit happens with the Yarnbomb Consortium

Yarnbombing’s going to explode in Manchester this year, thanks to the brand-spanking new Yarnbomb Consortium, which is launching an International Street Art Collaboration project to create one huge piece of art. Knitters needed now!

Monday’s Points of Pinterest: A yarnbombing extravaganza!

Knitting’s cool and you know it. And just in case you don’t know it, here are a couple of pins from Pinterest revealing the best in yarnbombing – taking ownership of public spaces using wool – from around the world.

The Art of Knitting: Manchester’s Close Knit festival

Manchester’s Close Knit festival continued over the weekend, with a workshop at the Whitworth Art Gallery looking into knitting as an art form rather than ‘merely’ a craft.

Monday’s Points of Pinterest: Punk ain’t dead

The blog’s come over all subversive this week – just check out all these punk-tastic pins from Pinterest. Remember: We’re not trying to be different. We just are.

Join me for High Tea (#2)

It’s that time of the week again, folks – my wonderful little High Tea linky party. Come hither and link up all your sure-to-be-wonderful tea party posts. Cupcakes, tea dresses, cosies, cake stands, photographs, teacups – everyone and everything is welcome here!

Join me for High Tea

Tea time, everybody! From 16:00 today you can link up your foodie blog posts and have a look to see what other crafty-minded people are up to. Welcome to my High Tea linky party!

My High Tea Linky Party: An invitation

I’ve just discovered the joys of linky parties and am about to hold my very first one next Wednesday. Maybe I’ll see some of you there!

Close Knit

A year-long festival of knitting is being held in Manchester, inspired by the discovery of over 100 years of knitting patterns in the city’s archives. I went along to the Gallery of Costume on Saturday to find out more.

Knitting in the round

I reckoned knitting in the round would be pretty easy. Oh, what a fool I can be sometimes.