Category Archive: Events

In the Loop 4 – call for papers

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In the Loop is an international conference run by the University of Southampton designed to bring together the different aspects of knitting, whether it be from a handicraft or artistic perspective, or that of… Continue reading

CraftiHub goes to MCM Birmingham Comic Con

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MCM Birmingham Comic Con is here again, and Michael and I are headed on down! In May we went to MCM London Comic Con and reported on various video game, comic book and… Continue reading

Find the Craftivist Collective at the Upcycling Academy at the Knitting & Stitching Show

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The Craftivist Collective will be joining the Upcycle Academy at this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show alongside Fabrications, TRAID and War on Want. The Upcycling Academy aims to teach aspiring fashion designers, as… Continue reading

The Knitted Garden to appear at Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts

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Those who have always wanted to combine gardening and knitting are in luck — the UK Hand Knitting Association will be displaying “The Knitted Garden” at the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts exhibition in EventCity, Manchester.… Continue reading

Machynlleth Mini Maker Faire to include knitting robot

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The upcoming Machynlleth Mini Maker Faire, located in the heart of the Welsh, countryside, will be the host of numerous inventive and crafty exhibits including Agnes the knitting robot, shown above. The robot —… Continue reading

Emotional quilt by Lynley Ducker banned from Australian exhibition

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A quilt by Australian crafter Lynley Ducker has been denied exhibition at Canberra Quilters Inc Members’ Exhibition by the Canberra Quilters Guild Committee. The quilt in question has been “banned” from the show for displaying… Continue reading

Polish train gets cosy crocheted coat

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Yarn bombing street artist Olek has been at it again, this time covering an old locomotive and carriages in Lodz, Poland in a very funky jumper. The crocheting was done by Olek and… Continue reading

Craft Scotland Summer Show opens today

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The Craft Scotland Summer Show opens today in Edinburgh. A variety of different crafts including jewellery, ceramics, and textiles will be available for viewing and purchasing on the second floor of White Stuff,… Continue reading

Applications for Craftivism Bootcamp in Scotland now open

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The Craftivist Collective, in partnership with Craft Scotland, are holding a three day bootcamp November 1st-3rd in Arboarth, Scotland. If you would like to join this bootcamp you’ll have to be quick, as… Continue reading

Craftivist Collective fight to separate sweat-shops and fasion

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British-based activism group Craftivist Collective have begun a new “Mini Fashion Protest” campaign to raise awareness of the the poor conditions many sweat-shop workers endure to provide items of  fashion to major Western… Continue reading

Fine Cell Work to host sale and exhibition in Cambridge July 26th

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On July 26th Fine Cell Work will be hosting a sale and exhibition at the Downing College in Cambridge. Various bags, quilts and cushions made by Fine Cell Work’s stitchers will be available… Continue reading