Plan your visit to Yarningham

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photo credit: The British Oak by Katchoo/ Fiona Cullinan on flickr reusable under Creative Commons licence

We’ve been receiving a few questions from you about your visits to Yarningham.

So I’m going to try and collate some information that I hope you will find useful

Places to meet, eat and drink

The British Oak A redbrick pub with a large garden and seating area.  Food also available.

Change Kitchen Cafe, Award winning vegetarian and vegan caterers who run the cafe within Stirchley Baths.

P Café brings art, poetry and quality café fare to Stirchley high street. Serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes.

Loaf is a food-based social enterprise. They run an innovative community supported bakery and cookery school. Visit the bakery shop to buy fresh loaves, cakes and pastries, takeaway lunches and useful baking equipment and books.

Wildcat Tap. Micro pub serving cask ale and craft beer.  Check their Twitter feed for updates on what beers and ales are on tap.

Lorna Bakes will also have a selection of delicious cakes for sale in the Yarningham marketplace.

Don’t forget we also have our pre Yarningham Hootenanny on Friday 15th July

Travel information

See our website here for details of how to get to Yarningham

Yarningham Extras

Cookies and Cream, 2 alpacas visiting Yarningham on Saturday 16th.  Make sure you go and say hello.

An outdoor seating area and gazebo (for those who prefer shade) to meet with friends, have a drink and compare purchases

Yarningham selfie board.  Take a selfie using our Yarningham character board.  More info on that later.

Yarningham Exhibitors – Solids and Saturated

Today we are featuring some more of our Yarningham exhibitors.

Our second category is Solids and Saturated.

First up is Phileas Yarns, Escapism heavy lace in  colourway Wat

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In The Wool Shed, Lleyni Mini Wool Pots from their own flock of Lleyn Sheep.

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and finally Yarn Cafe, who stock Literally Yarns Solar Sock in Yellow Peril

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

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

Raffle prizes

We’re holding a raffle at Yarningham to help raise money for Animal Encounters who will be bringing Cookies and Cream the alpacas to the show.

Our exhibitors have been really generous and donated all of these goodies for us to give away.  Yes, give away.

To stand a chance of winning you will need to enter the raffle at Yarningham.  Tickets will be available at the show and the winners will be drawn on Monday 18 July.

Prizes are:

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Beyond Measure‘ needles and pins set, inc. Hiroshima Needles Patchwork Pins and Tapestry Needles, Merchant and Mills Black Bulb Pins and Maison Sajou needles

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Phileas Yarns, Wanderer Aran in Bedouin, 100% British BFL, 100g 166m

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Whimzy, Sokkusu O Max in Colours of the Underground, 100% superwash merino, 150g 490m and set of 4 gradient mini skiens

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The Knitting Swede, 2 x Wensleydale DK in Sequoia, 100% wensleydale, 100g 200m

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Owl About Yarn, Cuddly Owl Sock Blank in Starry, 75% merino 25% nylon, 100g 425m and an owl stitch marker

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Fab Funky Fibres, (top) 70% BFL, 20% silk, 10% cashmere, 100g, 400m.  (bottom) The Big One Gradient, 75% merino, 20% nylon and 5% stellina sparkle, 100g 400m plus contrasting blue mini skien.

(second picture) Fab Funky Fibres, Custom Blend Fibre Merino in Heathers of the Moorland 23mic 64s

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Textile Garden, Cotton Seersucker, blue and white check, 190 x 145cm and 3 sets of 10 complimentary buttons

 

 

 

Podcast

Yarningham has been mentioned in the new episode of Owl About Yarn‘s podcast. Jennie from Owl About Yarn will be selling her gorgeous yarns at Yarningham so have a listen and see what she has to say! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rDczba6uOE

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Yarningham Exhibitors – Brights and Stripes

Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be showcasing some of the wonderful products that our Yarningham exhibitors will be bringing to the show.

Our first category is Brights and Stripes

First up is Fab Funky Fibres, self striping 4ply, Colourways from L-R are Spock, Big One Gradient, Navy Rainbow and Rainbow Chaos

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Next we have Hand Dyed By Kate, colourway Nebula

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And finally The Knitting Swede, colourway Tropical Rainbow

Tropical Rainbow Deep, SELF STRIPING

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

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

Steeking with Ann Kingstone

 

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One of our workshops at Yarningham will be a Steeking for Beginners taught by Ann Kingstone. Steeking is used when working in the round is easier that working flat, i.e when working armholes. As you knit, you create a bridge of waste stitches which can then be cut – yes cut!

You will learn:

• A variety of steeking stitch patterns.

• How to set a steek before cutting it.

• Several options for reinforcing a steek.

• How to pick up stitches from a steeked opening.

• How to apply i-cord to a steeked opening.

• Options for finishing a steek.

You will need to complete 2 swatches in advance of your workshops (instructions will be sent). Each swatch is knit in the round in two colours. This workshop is not suitable for beginner knitters.

Materials are not included with this workshop. You will be sent a materials list when you book. If you would like us to provide you with materials please choose the with materials option when paying for your workshop.

Ann Kingstone is a British designer and tutor based in the beautiful county of Yorkshire. Her designs are generally inspired by history, literature and traditions of her native country and its neighbours.

Tickets can be bought here and also include entrance into the Yarningham marketplace on the day of your workshop.

 

WWKIP day @ Sin Eater Festival

On Saturday we held a hootenanny at Sin Eater Festival to celebrate World Wide Knit In Public Day.

A big thank you to David and Liz from Sin Eater for hosting us, everyone who came to get their stitch on and most of all to the knitting weather gods who supplied us with some sunshine.  DSC_0004DSC_0005DSC_0009DSC_0010