For all aspects of media and promotional enquiries, please contact The UK Hand Knitting Association Press Office during normal office hours.
If you intend to publish any information you find on this website, we'd love you to add a credit to www.ukhandknitting.com and let us know. We can help with suitable images and put you in touch with knitters who can provide anecdotal evidence of why knitting is so popular at the moment.
Telephone: 0118 973 6796
Update: Craft Club Linking Up, World Record Attempt (March 13)
Chris Kingdom UKHKA Press Office:
"We are currently working on another world record breaking attempt right now. The Longest Knitted Chain. This is being done to celebrate passing on skills across the generations through our Craft Club Campaign.
It encompasses a huge variety of community group categories where knitting goes on all across the UK.
This includes school and youth group Craft Clubs, university knitting groups, WI groups , library groups and many other community groups.
The great thing about this story is that people of all ages and backgrounds join together - linking up by knitting the chain and passing on knitting skills across the UK.
You can find out more about the knitted chain as we travel across the country to UK craft shows with our Craft Club Linking Up project, inviting everyone to knit a link and join it to the chain. We're just off to a show in Glasgow today and will be coming to ExCel in London 4-6 April. (Next week we are knitting spring flowers at Olympia Knitting + Stitching show 14 - 17 March as well as passing on skills at Wool House, Somerset House 13 - 24 March. Then it's the NEC 21 - 24 March.
Click here to read about the WI World Record: 'most people knitting simultaneously'
Campaign For Wool
The Campaign For Wool Announces The World's Largest Showcase Of Wool" (30.01.13)
Television: (January 2013)
BBC4 has made a programme about Knitting as part of a four part series entitled "Fabric: Really Ripping Yarns", due to air Autumn 2013.
Television: (November 2012)
The UK Hand Knitting Association helped in compiling the accompanying Handbook for Paul Martin's 'Handmade Revolution'
Click here for handbook
Click here for list of Celebrity Knitters
Articles In The Press
If you are writing an article and would like to add a link to this website, our new QR code is below:
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In May 2012, 3,083 WI members knitted their way into the Guinness Book of World Records during the NFWI AGM at the Royal Albert Hall, London, by breaking the record for the most people knitting simultaneously for fifteen minutes. (September 12)
Click here for full details
Contact from media for help with forthcoming events/magazine articles
BBC3 looking for people to take part in one of the UK's biggest dating experiments, for a brand new BBC television series
Woman's Own Magazine
Yarnboming feature on BBC's The One Show 14.03.12
Arts and Culture Magazine
For Information about UKHKA Initiatives, please see links below
Click here for information about Crafts Club, new joint venture with The Crafts Council
Click here for news of The Recycled Rainforest, a pilot project to launch the Craft Club
Click here to read about our Knit 1, Hook 1, Pass It On Campaign
Click here for comments made by people who have been taught to knit
Click here for comments made by some of our volunteers
Click here for Knitting News page which is updated daily
Click here for Knitting Statistics page
Click here for latest Knitting Statistics (compiled Spring 2009)
Click here for Knitted Textile Awards
Click here for latest Press Releases