Exhibitor applications open

appsopenApplications for Yarningham 2018 marketplace exhibitors are now open.

Do you have a fibre business and would you like to exhibit at Yarningham?  Or maybe you have a favourite indie dyer that you would like to see at Yarningham?  Well now’s your chance.  Fill in an application form.

You can download an application form from our website here. Applications will close on Friday 8 December.  Successful applicants will be notified in January 2018.

 

 

Yarningham 2018

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We are very pleased to announce the third edition of our fibre festival Yarningham.

Yarningham 2018 will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018.  It will feature an expanded marketplace, extended workshop programme and lots more that we can’t tell you about just yet.

What we can tell you is that we have a new venue.  Yarningham 2018 will be held at Uffculme Centre, Birmingham. It was built in 1891 for Richard Cadbury and his family. Gifted to the city in 1916, it has now been converted into a training and conference centre.

Applications for marketplace exhibitors will open on Monday 18 September. Application forms will be available to download from our website from midday.

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Hootenannies are back

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We are very pleased to announce that after a long hiatus our monthly stitch hootenannies are back.

If you’re new to Stitches and Hos, we originally started as a monthly get together in the back room of a pub.  Our meet ups are a chance to trade tips and tricks, meet new people and plan our stitch revolution whilst supping a pint.

Our new hootenannies will be held at Tilt on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Our first hootenanny will be on Wednesday 11 October 2017 from 6-9pm.

Tilt is a multi-functional space that celebrates craft beer, specialty coffee and pinball.
They also currently offer 10 different loose leaf teas, 5 different hot chocolates, a range of soft drinks, wines and small selection of high quality spirits.

STITCHES AND HOS HOOTENANNIES

Wednesday 11 October, 6-9pm

Wednesday 8 November, 6-9pm

Wednesday 13 December, 6-9pm

So bring along a project and come get your stitch on.  All are welcome, you don’t even have to be good!

 

Yarningham 2017 in pictures

All images taken by Katja Ogrin

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Yarningham feedback

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image credit: Katja Ogrin

We need your help stitchers!

Please fill in our Yarningham feedback questionnaire.  It’s really short, only 9 questions and we promise that none of them are very difficult. Your answers will help us to make the next Yarningham even better.

Follow the link here Yarningham audience questionnaire

 

Yarningham raffle star prize

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Behold the Yarningham raffle star prize.

We really are good to you stitchers.  Our star prize in this year’s Yarningham raffle is 2 skeins of this luxurious base yarn dyed to your own specification by Yarn Angels.

The base is 4ply weight, 400m 50% silk, 50% merino.  Lizzie and Fiona from Yarn Angels will weave their dying magic to create 2 OOAK skeins just for you.

To be in with a chance of winning you’ll need to buy a raffle ticket at this year’s Yarningham.  Raffle tickets will be £1 each or a strip of 5 tickets for £4.  All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Knit Aid.

Good luck and happy stitching!

Boris and Donald

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You may have met Boris and Donald at Yarningham last year.  Boris and Donald were designed as the Yarningham mascots by the very talented Ruth Green.

This year we got in touch with Emma from Yarnistry to fabricate Boris and Donald from laser cut plywood. We think they are wonderful.  Thanks Emma!

They have been produced in a limited edition of 10 of each design.  Each brooch will be £8.  You can pick up your own Boris or Donald (or both) at Yarningham.