Crochet and Knit News: This Week’s Links in Yarncraft Art, Fashion, Creativity, and Events

It’s been so fun perusing the Internet each week to bring you the latest crochet and knit news. So much happens in the craft world each week. From fashion to art, politics to events, there are just so many things going on in knitting and crochet. In case you missed out on any of that goodness, here are this week’s crochet and knit news links.

Crochet and Knit News: Fashion

Vogue did an article about Diotoma, a New York fashion brand working with artisans on Jamaica. There’s a great back story about how designer Rachel Scott learned of a craft group in Jamaica, where she’s originally from, and made it a point to visit and seek them out. She learned new techniques and started working with them to bring embroidery, crochet and knitting her designs. The Diotoma Summer ’21 lookbook is beautiful.

Other crochet and knit fashion news:

  • GQ did an article on the trend of crochet hats. Some of it is a bit derogatory to the craft which is unfortunate but there are some good parts. Like this line: “People care about practicality and are thinking more than ever about where their clothing comes from and how it was made.”
  • “London -Portuguese knitter Fatextil has played a key role in the production of  the world’s first carbon negative hoodie.”

Crochet and Knit News: Art

Crafty World Records

There are actually a number of knit and crochet Guinness World Records that people attempt to break. Right now a team is trying to make the longest knitted or crocheted chain.

People Who Knit and Crochet

Sadly there were a few articles this week about crafters who died due to COVID-19. Margaret Rossi’s obituary shares a sweet story about how she met her husband when he asked her what she was crocheting. Gloria Jean Board enjoyed crocheting blankets as gifts for people. During the pandemic some nurses started giving matching crocheted hearts to patients and their family members who couldn’t visit them in the hospital due to the new restrictions.

Other news stories about regular people who knit and crochet, often for good causes:

And NPR did a piece on how to find a hobby. They spoke to a knitter, among others, and came up with suggestions for people who just aren’t sure what their next hobby should be.

And Don’t Miss Out:

In addition to all of the crochet and knit news from around the web, make sure that you didn’t miss out on any of this week’s Marly Bird blog posts:

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