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We claim to be a land of hobbyists. But really we’re going quietly mad | Alex Clark
A new study of western nations paints Britons as unusually interested in escaping from everyday life

Alex Clark

21, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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This week’s fix: repairing a moth-eaten jumper
Have the moths been feasting on one of your beloved jumpers? Fret no more, in the first of a new series we ask the experts to help sort out your wardrobe favourites

Scarlett Conlon, Jo Jones and Helen Seamons

15, Nov, 2021 @5:42 PM

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When polos are a pain in the neck | Brief letters
Brief letters: Fashion | Banana splitting | Care campaign | PM in a spin | Iced parkin

05, Nov, 2021 @4:39 PM

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‘I never take it off – holes and all’: Jenny Kee on her most treasured objects
The Australian fashion legend shares her love of waratahs and a photograph that connects her to her faith

As told to Katie Cunningham

26, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Jean Moss obituary
Other lives: Knitwear designer whose striking colourways and sophisticated styling brought her an international following

Philip Mercer

23, Sep, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Love, courage and solidarity: 20 essential lessons young athletes taught us this summer
Marcus Rashford, Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles and Tom Daley – from the Euros to Wimbledon to the Olympics, this season’s biggest stars have shown success is about much more than trophies

Sirin Kale

05, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Happy hookers’: how prescribing creativity might help wellbeing
Mental health professionals are exploring the benefits of creative hobbies – and referring their patients accordingly

Jennifer Macey

01, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Experience: I knit with pet hair
A customer asked me to make a replica out of her cat’s fur when it died. She took the knitted cat to bed and slept well for the first time since her loss

Irene Lerman

30, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘It was seen as an elderly white lady thing to do’: meet the new generation of male knitters
For the ‘sew bros’ who took up needlework during lockdown, casting on means chilling out

Colin Crummy

10, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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A knitted brow over a woolly question | Brief letters
Letters: Pope Francis in Iraq | Marriage rights | Women’s lives | NHS pay rise | Bobble mystery


08, Mar, 2021 @5:24 PM

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How to make Bernie Sanders’ inauguration mittens
Feel the Bern, not the cold, with your own pair of winter-proof hand warmers – here’s how to stitch them at home

Ellie Violet Bramley

25, Jan, 2021 @12:52 PM

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I started knitting as pure procrastination. Now it's opened up a whole new world for me | Stephanie Convery
At some point, it no longer felt like a hobby, but an art form that grounded my identity almost as much as writing does

Stephanie Convery

06, Jan, 2021 @4:30 PM

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