The postcards feature bonus pictures from the original photoshoot, and are being sold online, for Â£1 each, Â£4.50 for a set of 5 and Â£9 for a set of 10.Â There’s equal opportunity sauciness – ladies and gentlemen, knitting and crochet.Â Something for everyone!
Proceeds raised will go to After Adoption, a charity group in the UK that provides support and assistance for people affected by adoption.
The cards will also be available at the Manchester Stitch and Creative Craft ShowÂ 3 to 5 September and at the I Knit Weekender in London 10 & 11 September, and at events in the Bolton area throughout the autumn.
And on the other side of the pond, Knots of Love has announced that as of earlier this month they have donated over 58,000 knitted and crocheted caps to to chemo patients and others facing life-threatening illnesses and injuries.
Lantern Moon announces a new line of knitting needles, the world’s first wooden needles made from Forest Stewardship Council certified and sustainably harvested trees.Â And they’re beautiful!
They will be available in September.
Jared Flood has posted stunning photo essay of his visit to the Shetland Islands. First part, second part.
Julia Roberts has a knitting and sewing room!
Not a new one, but still worth six minutes of your time: Artist Rachel John indulges in some of her trademark Extreme Knitting – this time, 1000 strands of yarn at once.
On the topic of big knitting, the ultimate scarf and quick knit, shown in the fall 2010 collection of Maison Martin Margiela. Remarkable website design, too.
This is all part of a revival of Aran knits seen this season on the runways… more about it in this Irish Times article.
On a related note, there will be a talk on Wool Craft & Traditional Clothing on an Aran Island, August 28th at the Galway City Museum, Galway, Ireland, as part of the Galway Heritage Week.