knitting

Pussyhat Project Aims to Make 1 Million Cat-Ear Hats for D.C. Women's March

The Pussyhat Project is looking to put a pink cat-ear hat on the head of every woman, feminist, and ally at the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. Founded by a band of…

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Book a Stay at London's First—and Only—Wool Bed & Breakfast

Londoners, and those visiting the British capital, can check into the coziest AirBnb this season during London for Wool Week! The Campaign of Wool is taking over a rentable house for…

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Archaeologists Just Found a 3,000-Year-Old Ball of Yarn

True story: Archaeologists in England just unearthed a 3,000-year-old—and extremely fragile—ball of yarn. Buried in the waterlogged depths of the Must Farm Bronze Age settlement, a…

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Wool and the Gang Launches Yarn Made From Upcycled Denim

DENIM DARLING “At Wool and the Gang, our ultimate aim is to produce the best yarns out there, while always sourcing with care and so we are always on the lookout for upcycling or…

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Learn to Knit with Quince & Co.'s Gorgeous Beginner's Kit

Want to learn how to knit but don’t know where to begin? Quince & Co.’s gorgeous starter kit will help you master everything from winding a skein to casting off. The…

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The Craftivist Collective Wants to Change the World, One Stitch at a Time

For as long as she can remember, Sarah Corbett has been fighting for social justice. Growing up in an activist family, she experienced firsthand how energy-intensive, frustrating, and…

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How Yarn Bombing Grew From Fringe Activity to Global Movement

How did “yarn bombing,” a form of street graffiti that turns everyday objects into colorful knitted or crocheted displays, grow from a quirky personal statement into an…

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Top 7 Popular Eco-Fashion Stories of 2015 (Vote for Your Fave)

Take a ride on the Wayback Machine with the most popular stories of 2014

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Knit a Pair of Netflix Socks That Pause Your Show If You Fall Asleep

SMART SOCKS You’ll get a warning before that happens via an LED light in the cuff, which will flash red before the signal transmits. To continue watching your show uninterrupted,…

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Ohhio's Extremely Chunky Knits Are What Dreams Are Made of

KNIT’S MAGIC “We use only three things to create our amazing, dreamlike Ohhio clouds: our own hands, 100 percent merino wool, and, most importantly, inspiration,”…

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Knit Aid: An Initiative to Help Knitters Help People in Need

Knitters are making a difference in the lives of refugees in Europe, thanks to London’s Knit Aid. Headed by pro-knitter Shahnaz Ahmed, Knit Aid utilizes the talent of fingers and…

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Mass. Library Lets Patrons Borrow Knitting Needles, Crochet Hooks

Photo by Shutterstock Curious about the needle arts? The Morse Institute Library in Natick, Mass., will not only lend you books on knitting and crocheting, but it’ll also spot you…

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Knit, Crochet a "Wildlife Rescue Nest" for Abandoned Baby Animals

Katie Deline-Ray can’t tell you the number of “nests” she’s knitted or crocheted over the years, but she’s sure it’s a lot. “I stopped counting…

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Bolivian Knitters Are Saving the Lives of Children With Heart Defects

Photo by Elzbieta Sekowska/Shutterstock Bolivia’s indigenous Aymara women are mending broken hearts—and we don’t mean figuratively. The custodians of centuries-old…

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87-Year-Old Woman Finishes Knitting 1,000th Sweater For Kids in Need

Photo by Shutterstock Anna Taylor, a knitter with a heart of gold, has spent the better part of the last nine years knitting sweaters for the needy. Since February of 2006, The Cullen,…

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Knit Wool and the Gang's Stuffed Mouse for National Cat Day

The jig is up: We’re just a bunch of crazy cat ladies here at Ecouterre HQ. So of all the made-up holidays to embrace, it’ll have to be National Cat Day. Our friends at Wool…

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Coming Soon: "Knit Wit," a Biannual Magazine About Craft, Fiber, Textiles

Celebrate the art of craft with Knit Wit, an upcoming magazine about the world of contemporary fibers and textiles, as well as the people who inhabit it. Currently raising subscriptions…

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Stitched Up: An Ethical Boutique That Doubles as a DIY Workshop

The brains behind creative hub Stitched Up describe themselves as “a one stop shop for sustainable fashion, fabrics and networking”. While their Manchester (UK)-based HQ is where…

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