Category Archives: Craft in the Daily Mail

Nicola Horlick: when on earth does she have time to sew?

The uber-business woman admits to the Daily Mail that she loves it. Fair – it’s an amazing de-stressor – but, still. She’s got FIVE kids and a MEGA job. I write about this kind of thing, and still rarely get the time to make.

I’m glad she does though.

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The Daily Mail on yarnbombing.

Some EXCELLENT cliches here.

• ‘As the guerilla art scene goes, it’s more WI than Banksy.’

• ‘Some might say this is vandalism at its woolliest.’

• ‘The craze is becoming so popular it has a fan page on Facebook.’ (Because simply having a fan page on Facebook is the absolute marker of popularity these days, isn’t it?)

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Eeek. Liz Jones on Kirstie Allsopp.

I might have been a bit snarky about the Locationx3 presenter-turned-queen of Channel 4 craft, but it’s nothing on what the Daily Mail columnist has to say about her… (hint: the headline is ‘Go back to knitting your own Tuscan holiday villas’)

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Goldie Hawn likes to knit.

Although I expect she’ll not be swapping her high heels for knitting needles now she’s going to be a grandma. You can have both, y’know.

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This is rather excellent jewellery.

‘Sisters who make earrings from the wings of cicadas say their jewellery is flying off the shelves,’ from the Daily Mail.

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Just saying …

‘The art of knitting: masterpieces reimagined’, on guardian.co.uk, posted on March 30 2011.

‘You’ve seen The Scream… how about The SEAM? Edvard Munch masterpiece among paintings recreated by ladies’ knitting group,’ on dailymail.co.uk, posted on April 6 2011.

I don’t always get things first (see knitted Royal Wedding, scooped by the Mail, and the knitted dog book, first published in The Telegraph’s Stella), so it’s nice to do things first every now and again.

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These days, all the slebs are getting crafty.

Now it’s Jessica Alba’s turn.

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Aww. Knit your own royal wedding.

Honestly, these characters scare me a little.

But kudos to Fiona Goble for getting a knitting book on the royal wedding turned around between the announcement of the engagement and now. May I not judge, for I could never achieve such a feat.

(via the Daily Mail)

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A little local knitting is a Good Thing.

“Knitters will be gathering at Coventry Cathedral next month in a bid to set a new world record – and raise cash for Comic Relief.” Via the Coventry Telegraph.

“Now one school is bringing knitting back to the classroom – and it has had a revolutionary effect.” Via the Daily Mail.

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“But these offerings are poor ­imitations of the original product. They are machine-made garments, often mass-produced in China. They bear no relation to the ­masterpieces Mary produces.”

The Daily Mail says something good about craft, and this Fair Isle business.

But had a comment from Angela Wiseman from Fair Isle on my blog yesterday. Take a look. She commented on the Mail piece, disagreeing with some of the quotes. Take a look there, too (she’s the top comment).

 

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