Yarningham in pictures

Here are a few photographs from Yarningham.  All images by Katja Ogrin

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Yarningham Exhibitors – There’s More Than Just Yarn

In our final feature on our Yarningham exhibitors, today we look at everything BUT the yarn.

First up we have scissors and cases from Beyond Measure

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Next, hand made project bags from Owl About Yarn.

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Stitch Solihull will have the new mini interchangeable needles from Hiya Hiya

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And finally beautiful shawl pins from Textile Garden

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So with only a couple of days to go until the Yarningham marketplace opens (eek!) we hope that we’ve given you a flavour of what will be on offer.

You can find out about all of our Yarningham exhibitors here.

Tickets for Yarningham are £5 in advance or £7 on the door.

Birmingham and District Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Demonstrations

One of the great things about organising Yarningham has been making links with other stitch-y organisations in Birmingham.

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One of these is Birmingham and District Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (BGWSD) based in Cotteridge. They got in touch about seeing if they could attend the show to attract new members.

BGWSD meets once a month, on the second Saturday at The Friends Meeting House, Cotteridge.  They have speakers, workshops, members days and an annual exhibition.  It’s a great place to come for advice or just to meet and chat other like minded people.  They welcome all interested in our crafts and related textiles, whether an enthusiastic beginner or highly skilled.

Members of the guild will be demonstrating their skills within the marketplace at Yarningham.  They’ll be on stand 12.

Yarningham Exhibitors – Luxury

Today we are featuring some more of our Yarningham exhibitors.

Our third category is Luxury.

First up is Fig Tree Yarns, a Jersey based shop that stocks yarns from the USA and UK.

The Fibre Company, Road to China, 65% Baby Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere, 50g, 63m

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Whimzy, Sokkusu O Max, Colours of the Universe, 100% superwash merino, 150g 495m

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And finally we’ll be selling sumptuous Dye for Yarn on the Stitches and Hos stand.

Dye For Yarn, Mulberry Silk, 100% silk, 100g, 750m

Colours from l-r Periwinkle on its way to Paradise, Peacock Butterfly Taking a Dirt Nap, Spilled Raspberry Smoothie, Dolphin in my Whirlpool, Ground Sapphire, Poisoned by Love and Splitted Lime

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You can find out more about all of our Yarningham exhibitors here.

Tickets for Yarningham are £5 in advance (more on the door) and can be bought here.

Pre Yarningham Hootenanny

britishoakHey everyone. Just a reminder of our pre Yarningham get together. It is being held on the 15th July at 19.30 at the British Oak pub – which coincidentally is a 2 minute walk from the Yarningham venue! We will be sitting and knitting and getting to know people so come along and meet us all!

Yarningham Raffle Star Prizes

I am extremely excited to announce the star prizes for our Yarningham raffle.

Our first star prize is a bundle of 2 skeins

L-R Dye For Yarn, Mulberry Silk in Dolphin in my Whirlpool colour way 100% silk, 750m

Canon Hand Dyes, William Merino Gradient in Selfridges colour way, 75% merino, 25% nylon 460 yds.

There are only 12 cakes of the Canon Hand Dyes Selfridges colour way in existence and there won’t be any more.

 

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Our second star prize is 2 alpaca fleeces from Animal Encounters.  Cookies and Cream have donated their fleeces so that one lucky person will be able to spin, weave or dye 100% alpaca fleece into something truly unique.

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To be in with a chance of winning the star prizes or any of the other raffle prizes you’ll need to buy a raffle ticket at Yarningham.  Raffle tickets cost £1 each or £4 for 5.  Winners will be drawn on Monday 18 July.

Canon Hand Dyes – Yarningham Exclusive

We are very excited to share with you some very special yarn.

Stitches and Hos commissioned Amy of Canon Hand Dyes to produce 3 exclusive colourways based on images of Birmingham exclusively for Yarningham.

So drum roll please

Selfridges, William Merino Gradient, 75% merino 25% nylon, 460yds

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Top – Brick by Brick, Lewis MCN Sock, 80% merino 10% cashmere 10% nylon, 395yds

Botttom – Parks and Gardens, Lewis MCN Sock, 80% merino 10%cashmere 10% nylon, 395yds

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We are over the moon with the amazing job Amy has done at recreating our pictures in yarn.  It’s going to be difficult to part with.

Canon Hand Dyes exclusive colourways will be available on the Stitches and Hos stall in the Yarningham marketplace.

For more information and to book tickets visit the Yarningham website here.