Knit Purl Knit: Three Hours in a Yarn Shop takes over Makeful TV and streams online from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET/1 p.m. to 4 p.m. PT
The Secret History of Knitting documentary premieres at 7 p.m. ET/PT
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(Toronto, ON, April 6, 2016) – Makeful, a Blue Ant Media brand that celebrates the creation of one-of-a-kind handmade goods, is getting rebellious with a first-of-its-kind knitting event that will take over the channel’s programming on Sunday, April 17. Makeful is inviting its fans to an afternoon filled with crafting, storytelling and beautiful handiwork, all in celebration of the timeless art of knitting. The programming includes Knit Purl Knit: Three Hours in a Yarn Shop, a three-hour, commercial-free knitting hang out, as well as The Secret History of Knitting, a fascinating documentary on knitting throughout the ages.
The fun starts at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, on the channel and online, when Makeful immerses craft enthusiasts in two knitting projects over the course of three hours. Knit Purl Knit: Three Hours in a Yarn Shop (Original Production, World Premiere) is a special commercial-free, lean-back viewing event that simply captures three hours of knitting. Knitters and craft enthusiasts will delight in having a fly-on-the-wall viewpoint as they watch Makeful’s knitting mavens work away at scarves in real time. The special will remain online at bemakeful.com/television.
Following this lighthearted knitting hangout is Makeful’s exclusive premiere of The Secret History of Knitting (Documentary, World Premiere) at 7 p.m. ET/PT. This fascinating documentary examines how one of the oldest crafts in the world has evolved throughout human history and how, along the way, it has been cast as patriotic, revolutionary, subversive, healing and even illegal. From ancient Egypt to Times Square in New York, The Secret History of Knitting reveals where knitting first emerged in ancient times to how it has inspired millions of people in today’s culture. The documentary is full of surprising and engaging stories, interviews, footage and archival images that illustrate how the craft stitches together royalty, economics, war, labour unions, health, the roles of men and women, art, fashion and espionage.
Makeful is a lifestyle specialty channel celebrating the maker community and the creation of one-of-a-kind, handmade goods. Featuring passionate, entertaining makers who share their ideas and provide inspiration, Makeful’s programming combines food, design, style and DIY series. Makeful also unites craft-enthusiasts and provides opportunities to learn new skills through its digital and social platforms. BeMakeful.com