Cambodia Knits launches a Kickstarter campaign

Cambodia Knits launches a Kickstarter campaign

We’re launching a new product line at Cambodia Knits and we need your help. After discovering 100% cotton yarn in delicious colours, but too thin to knit with, we decided to cross over into crochet. Although we are Cambodia Knits, we believe in staying flexible and making the best use of what’s available to us. And in this case, a new batch of yarn has motivated and inspired us to try something new. You can find our Kickstarter project page by clicking here. There’s lots of information on what we’re doing, where and how, along with a short video (which you can also watch below). Most importantly, you can see our upcoming range of crochet critters and if you pledge early enough, you can even get one in time for Christmas. About Kickstarter Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website where anyone can post a creative project that needs, well, a kick start. Anyone, like you, can pledge toward the project goal. Kickstarter is all-or-nothing, meaning we need to reach our goal to receive any money that has been pledged. We’re doing great so far, but we hope to exceed our goal of CAD$3000 and add Stretch Goals and more rewards along the...
Training at Trapeang Anh Chan

Training at Trapeang Anh Chan

Since September 20th, CK staff and knitters have been training at the relocation site at Trapeang Anh Chan (TAC). They have been teaching knitting and crochet skills to up to 25 participants. There are a core group of 15 that attend regularly and will likely join the CK team as producers at the end of this month. Learning how to chain on the first day   Trainees have been learning crochet in the morning and knitting in the afternoon. They started with simple crochet squares and moved onto our new animal range during the morning crochet lessons and during the afternoon knitting lessons, they have been learning how to knit our magnet range. Some people prefer one skill over the other, or are just more adept at one or the other and we hope learning both crochet and knitting allows more of the community members to join us. The students are doing impressively well! By the end of the first week several had completed our new elephant pattern and in the second week, several were able to knit our magnets to CK quality standards. In the final two weeks of training, our teachers will assess the participants to determine which skill is more suitable for them and by November our team will have grown.  ...
Knitted Hippos Take over Italy

Knitted Hippos Take over Italy

A gang of hippos recently took a trip to Italy and boy, oh boy, did they have a great time! Check out the photos to see just what they got up to…