M.O.E post 8 – SPLASHES AND SPECKLES

Post 8 in this year’s series of M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) posts.

Today’s group of exhibitors produce symphonies on yarn, taking a dash of one colour, a spray of another to concoct SPLASHES AND SPECKLES skeins.

Norah George is an indie yarn dyer, inspired by popular culture and nature.

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Beehive Yarns create hand dyed yarn with a vintage twist across a range of yarn bases. Their colourways are inspired by music, travel and film and have a retro aesthetic.

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Down Sheepy Lane‘s colours are inspired by nature, fandoms and Debbie’s favourite books. Debbie also make drawstring project bags, stitchmarkers and creates themed kits around books or films.

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At Unbelievawool they love colour and hope to find at least one or two for everyone. All yarns are dyed in Dorset using ethically sourced yarns.

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Yarn Lab UK produces beautiful hand dyed yarns in North West England.

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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.

M.O.E post 7 – SOLIDS AND SATURATED

Post 7 in this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) series.

This group of exhibitors are known for drenching and steeping their yarns to produce gorgeous SOLIDS AND SATURATED skeins.

First up River Knits.  River Knits hand dye British wool yarns in their floating dye studio – a narrowboat. Yarns range from laceweight, through sock, up to DK in range of colours inspired by our life on the waterways.

River Knits also have a huge selection of mini skeins with 60 colours in total.  They also supply knitting needles and stitch markers.

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Phileas Yarns was born out of two passions – travelling and knitting. Inspired by Sylvie’s journeys and wanders – past or yet to come, she has created a collection of affordable hand dyed yarns focused on colour. Every colour has a story behind it, and there is nothing Sylvie likes better than to share these with you.

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The Knitting Swede is a UK based business focusing on high quality yarns.  When sourcing yarns Tanja not only looks at the quality but she is also careful to choose ethical British suppliers.

All of Tanja’s yarns are hand-painted or hand-dyed by herself at home. During the dyeing process, she tries to minimize her impact on the environment as well as neutralizing any leftover water.

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Sonic Knits sell knitting subscription kits, hand dyed yarn and notions, all with a musical theme.

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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.

Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day 2018

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Come get your stitch on outside to celebrate World Wide Knit In Public (WWKIP) Day.

WWKIP Day is the largest knitter run event in the world so on Saturday 9 June, grab your current project, pack a picnic and come and join us in the great outdoors of Kings Heath Park to celebrate.

World Wide Knit In Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each others company. Knitting is traditionally seen as a solitary act, done behind the closed doors of the home. WWKIP Day was created to get knitters out of their houses and into the fresh air.

Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day

Saturday 9 June

1:00 – 4:00pm

Kings Heath Park, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7TQ

General Information

We will be on the large grassed area facing Vicarage Road.

Please bring your own picnics and picnic blanket/chair(s).

Cartlands Tea Rooms is located within the park and serves breakfasts, light lunches, homemade cakes, loose leaf tea and ground coffee.

The main toilet block is located near the bowls hut, just past the glasshouses (a short walk form the main car park).  There are also toilets located within Cartlands Tea Rooms.

Wet weather contingency.  We will be in Cartlands Tea Rooms if the weather is wet.

M.O.E post 6 – ACROSS THE BORDER

Post 6 in this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) series.

Our next category is ACROSS THE BORDER.  In contrast to our NEIGHBOURS some of our exhibitors hail from further pastures.

Fine Fish Yarns from Belfast combines a passion for offbeat colour and natural, luxurious fibres.

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Estelle of Midwinter Yarns is a Swede, married to a Welshman and recently moved to Scotland.  Passionate specialists of natural fibre yarns of Scandinavian origins, Midwinter Yarns provide strong sweater yarns, cool linen and rustic wools in a wide range of colours.

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For The Love Of Yarn is based in the heart of Glasgow creating beautiful hand dyed yarns, handmade ergonomic crochet hooks and polymer clay notions and accessories.

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Tight Knit Yarn based in Edinburgh specializes in hand dyed yarn in solid, semi-solid, dip-dyes and speckle.

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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.

 

 

 

May Hootenanny Reminder

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Don’t forget that it’s our May stitch hootenanny tomorrow night!

So pack up a project and come get your stitch on with us.  All are welcome – you don’t even have to be good!

Wednesday 9 May 2018

6-9pm

Tilt Birmingham.

Team Yarningham to Moonwalk

Two members of our team here at Stitches & Hos HQ are taking part in The Moonwalk London 2018 on the 12th May. Helen and her daughter Lilith, have signed up to Walk the Walk and raise money for Breast Cancer charities and research. In April last year, Helen was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Luckily, it was caught at an early stage and was successfully treated with surgery. Helen, Lilith, and the rest of their family want to give something back to the charities and research companies that work so hard to help so many.

On Saturday 28th April, we at Team Yarningham completed our final training walk in preparation for the Moonwalk 2018. In total we walked just under 21 miles!

The Moonwalk is an event raising money for Breast Cancer charities and research, organised by Walk the Walk. It is a marathon length walk in London beginning at midnight. Oh, and you do it in a decorated bra!

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We began our final walk in Stratford-Upon-Avon and we decided to walk along the canal. It rained and we were both quite muddy by the time we’d finished, but we kept going and cheered each other up.

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We spotted so many sheep! They kept walking up to the edge of their fields and watching us – they were so noisy! We also saw some ducks; including little fluffy ducklings, some geese and a swan.

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The Moonwalk is on May 12th, so if anyone wants to donate to a worthy cause, there’s still time. Follow the link Sponsor Team Yarningham

M.O.E post 5 – LUXURY

Post 5 in this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) series.

Today’s category is LUXURY.  When only the most sumptuous, exclusive fibres will do. Our LUXURY exhibitors have got what you need.

Luxury Yarns has teamed up with Find Me Knitting to bring you their exclusive range of pure cashmere, silks and Peruvian highland wool/alpaca yarns.

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Watercolours and Lace produce small batches of beautiful, luxury yarns, hand-painted using watercolour techniques.

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Wulla is an independent spinner and dyer, producing giant, hand spun, hand dyed 100% wool yarns from their exclusive Meta range. Wulla’s big, bright and bold yarn comes with serious attitude!

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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.