WWW: pockets; #womensart; Rag Rug weaving; a Big Knit

Pockets in women’s clothing (and lack of functionality thereof) is a topic that is receiving lots of attention. Here are a few recent articles:

Social media sites can be brutal. They can also be beautiful and #womensart is one. They are on holiday until 01 November, however there are over 21k tweets you can browse through to learn about remarkable artists. The photograph is of ‘Little Urchin Crochet Covered Sea Stones’ by Margaret Oomen.

Each week it seems that my news alerts tell me that a different craft will improve my mental health. I figure that’s all to the good. This week it’s rag rug weaving‘s turn. (The book referenced is Weaving Western Sakiori: A Modern Guide for Rag Weaving)

It’s once again that time of year, and Age UK is encouraging participants to get involved with the Big Knit. This campaign is intended to raise awareness about chronic loneliness in the elderly. Last year the Knitting Goddess raised several points about the effectiveness of this charming campaign. Causes will tug at your heart (and purse) strings with various appeals, it is a good idea to evaluate organizations you decide to support and make the decision that is right for you.

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