M.O.E post 3 – NEWBIES

Post 3 in this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) series.

Category is NEWBIES.  These dyers and producers are fresh to the yarn show game.  We think they could be your new indie dyer crush.

First up Lay Family Yarn. Kelly’s style is uses subtle shades, pastels and speckles on a variety of bases.

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Little Mouse House dyes yarn and sock blanks inspired by fantasy, children’s stories and things that make me smile.

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Three Violet Buttons hand dyes mostly pima cotton yarn and clothing/accessories.

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Sable Yarns has been dyeing yarn since 2011.  Jill runs several yarn clubs a year as well as writing knitting and crochet patterns.

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You can find out about all of this year’s Yarningham exhibitors by visiting our website.

Advanced tickets for Yarningham marketplace are £5 (+ booking fee) and are available from our website.

April 2018 Hootenanny

Wednesday evening saw the April edition of our monthly hootenanny.  Thanks to everyone who braved the cold, wet and miserable weather.  There may be little sign of spring but it didn’t put off us stitchers.

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Our next stitch up is Wednesday 9 May 6-9pm at Tilt.  Until then happy stitching.

M.O.E post 2 – NEIGHBOURS

Post 2 of this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) series.

Today’s category is NEIGHBOURS.  These exhibitors are our yarn neighbours, all a short(ish) journey from Team Yarningham’s base here in Birmingham.

Yarn Angels consists of best friends Liz and Fiona.  Based in Birmingham, their yarn colours are inspired by nature, science fiction and fantasy.

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Chromologie Yarn creates yarn that will warm you physically and visually, delightful with colour and possibilities.

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Dusty Dimples is a Birmingham based yarn dyer with a passion to stand out with her variety of yarns.

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Jo Knit Sew is a small indie yarn business based in the South Staffordshire countryside. Jo likes to create bright and bold colourways using a variety of techniques.

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Snuggly Stars Yarns provide a range of hand dyed yarns to suit all projects along with crafty items such as patches, patterns, accessories, buttons and notions.

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You can find out about all of this year’s Yarningham exhibitors by visiting our website.

Advanced tickets for Yarningham marketplace are £5 (+ booking fee) and are available from our website.

M.O.E post 1 – YARN STORES

Welcome to this year’s series of M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) blog posts.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing and showcasing our wonderful Yarningham exhibitors.

Our first category is Yarn Stores.  Whether bricks and mortar or online an independent yarn shop is a thing of beauty.

First up Stitch Solihull.  Stitch Solihull is a modern yarn store stocking a wide range of yarn focusing on natural fibres and small producers.

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Yarn Cafe is a supplier of hand dyed yarns, exclusive patterns, books, magazines and novelties.

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The Loveliest Yarn Company is a small independent online yarn store that specializes in gathering gorgeous yarns, patterns and accessories together.

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The Knitting Shed run by Nicola and Louise stocks yarns and accessories that they love.

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To find out about all of our exhibitors, please visit the Yarningham website.

Advanced tickets for Yarningham marketplace are £5 (+ booking fee) and are available from our website.

April hootenanny reminder

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Don’t forget that it’s just one week until our April stitch hootenanny.

Pack up a project and come get your stitch on

Wednesday 11 April 2018

6-9pm

Tilt Birmingham.

Team Yarningham visit EYF

Last weekend Helen and I took a train to visit Edinburgh Yarn Festival.  The festival, now in it’s 5th year was bigger than ever.  This was our second visit to the festival and we had a great time.  Here are a few pictures from our trip.

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Leaving Birmingham

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We met Zebedee, who was on his very first train ride.

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Getting our stitch on, on the train.

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Cumbrian countryside whizzing past

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We’ve arrived!

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That’s one Big Knit Night!

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True dat!

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Excellent enamel pin from Stephen and Penelope

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The ladies at La Fee Fil stand had marvellous headgear

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Just that thing where we met Stephen West

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wristbands

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Team Yarningham Ravelry ID badges

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Takeaway cake for the journey home from Urban Angel bistro – delicious 

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Takeaway cake for the journey home from Urban Angel bistro

 

March 2018 Hootenanny

Thanks to everyone who came to our March hootenanny last week.  It was great to meet some new faces and see our regulars.

The night was a bit of a disaster on my part.  I forgot to bring the yarn I needed to work on my project so spent the evening watching other people stitch.

Here is the only photo I managed to take.

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Our next stitch hootenanny is Wednesday 11 April, 6-9pm at Tilt Birmingham. Until then, Happy Stitching!