Exhibitor update

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Due to circumstances beyond our control, Hand Dyed By Kate has had to withdraw from exhibiting at this year’s Yarningham. We wish her all the best and hope to see her back next year.

We are very pleased to announce our new exhibitor, The Loveliest Yarn Company. Michelle from The Loveliest Yarn Company will be bringing a selection of gorgeous yarns including Life In The Long Grass, Baa Ram Ewe, The Knitting Goddess and her own hand dyed skeins.

Raffle prizes

We will be holding a raffle at Yarningham to help raise funds for this year’s charity Knit Aid.

Once again our exhibitors have been very generous in donating prizes for you lucky stitchers to win.

We also have a very special star prize but more on that later.

To stand a chance of winning you’ll need to buy a raffle ticket at this year’s Yarningham. All winners will be drawn after the show on Monday 17 July.

So here’s what you could win…

figtreeyarns

Fig Tree Yarns 2 skeins of Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort, 80% wool 20% organic cotton and 2 mini skeins Green Mountain Spinnery, 70% wool 30% mohair and a sample of Soak wool wash

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from l-r

Ginger Twist Studio Swell Ewe Sock in Breakfast with Ginger, 80% superwash merino 20% nylon

Queen of Purls Citadel DK in Love Lies Bleeding, 100% superwash British BFL

Owl About Yarn Happy Owl in Milk and Dark Chocolate, 100% superwash BFL

knittingshed

The Knitting Shed a pair of Ainsworth & Prin mouse mitten blockers size medium

pookGB

Pook GB set of 5 peacock minis 60% superwash merino 20% silk 20% yak

riverknits

River Knits set of 6 mini skeins, 100% superwash BFL

sherwood

Sherwood Yarns, Wollaton Shawl Kit, Falkland fine merino lace in Bramley Apple.  Includes a Ravelry download code for Wollaton Shawl by Rachael Cook.

wendy

Wendy’s Yarn Bowls, small yarn bowl decorated with Wendy’s popular Sea Houses design.

YA

Yarn Angels, 4ply superwash merino, 400m 100g. Colourway called Neon Vintage (the yellow is fluorescent and glows in black light).

whimzy

from l-r

Whimzy, Luxurious, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon 400m 100g in colourway Celestial

Whimzy, Sokkusu O, 100% superwash merino, 380m 115g in colourway Speckled Fushia

Team Yarningham knit for Knit Aid

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Team Yarningham have been busy with their needles knitting donations for our charity Knit Aid.

Knit Aid is a social enterprise helping knitters to help others in need.  Knit Aid was set up as a response to the refugee crisis in Europe, in particular the many refugees that had travelled to France and have been living in cold and harsh conditions.

Knit Aid started their knitted donations with Calais but are proud to have extended our distribution to Dunkirk, various locations in Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria

So, we are asking you our lovely stitchers to pick up those needles and hooks, raid your stash and make something for someone in need.

What can I make/knit/crochet?

Knit Aid work with volunteers who work in the refugee camps to make sure that they are only sending donations which are needed and useful. Because of this, Knit Aid are currently only accepting the following items:

  • Beanies
  • Snoods
  • Gloves/Hand-warmers
    Please use only dark and unisex colours. We cannot guarantee that light coloured knits will be sent to refugee camps and have been specifically directed not to send these.
  • Little Snug Riding Hood toddler hooded cowl (pattern available on Knit Aid website)
  • Hot water bottle cover including hot water bottle (Pattern available on Ravelry for free with code KNITAID)
  • Fully sewn together blankets
    (Please do not send individual squares or rows. Unfortunately Knit Aid do not have the capacity to accept and sew together squares)

Please do not make anything other than that listed above.

There will be a collection point at this year’s festival accepting donations on behalf of Knit Aid.  The collection point will be manned by our LYS City Knits.  City Knits will also be selling kits for you to make your own donations and providing pattern advice.

M.O.E post 20 – Yarnistry

yarnistry

Yarnistry hand make laser cut acessories for both knitting, crochet and anything else yarn based.  Currently Yarnistry sell reminder stitch markers, sock blockers, badges and other items.

M.O.E post 19 – The Yarn Cafe

The Yarn Cafe

The Yarn Cafe is a small independent online yarn shop based in Coventry.

The Yarn Cafe stock a wide range of British and luxury yarns and items for knitters and crocheters. The Yarn Cafe have a number of exclusive yarns such as our own brand Heavensphere, Literally Yarn and exclusive colourways from The Knitting Goddess.

The Yarn Cafe also stock exclusive products such as Game of Thrones themed mitts kits and stitch markers and a wide range of patterns, books and notions

M.O.E post 18 – Yarn Angels

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Not too long ago, two slightly yarn obsessed friends, Liz and Fiona, with a love of all things magical took their penchant for beautiful hand dyed skeins to another level to create Yarn Angels Ltd.

Yarn Angels produce hand dyed yarn with tender loving care from their home. We love experimenting with colour and fibres and are continuously learning along our journey. Most of our skeins are OOAK but occasionally we have repeatable colours in our shop. The Angels work well together due to Fiona’s passion for bright, contrasting colours and Liz’s love of graduating and complimenting colours.

M.O.E post 17 – Whimzy

whimzy

Whimzy is a small London-based indie dyer. Whimzy is run by Ling, when she’s not chasing after 3 children, her hubby and the dog!  Whimzy stock a range of yarns including our exclusive Sokkusu O, a high twist, super squishy, 100% superwash merino yarn.