Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day

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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 10 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 10 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.

Yarningham exhibitors announced

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The wait is finally over.

We are very proud to announce this year’s Yarningham exhibitors.

We’ve selected 20 fabulous exhibitors with everything thing from yarn bowls, bespoke knitting notions, hand crafted haberdashery and of course lots and lots of yarn.

You can find out all about our exhibitors on our website here.

And that’s not all. Advance tickets for Yarningham marketplace are also now on sale.

Yarningham marketplace

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017

11 – 4pm

Stirchley Baths, Bournville Lane, Birmingham, B30 2JT

Advance tickets are £3.50 (+ booking fee). There are a limited number of advance day tickets so don’t delay!

Saturday tickets are available here and Sunday tickets here.

Yarningham Workshops

We are very pleased to announce our programme of workshops at this year’s Yarningham festival.

First we have STITCH HACKING WORKSHOP with Amy Twigger Holroyd.amycollage

BRIOCHE BASICS WORKSHOP with Renée Callahan.Briche Basicsblog

And finally DOUBLE KNITTING WORKSHOP with Nathan Taylor (a.k.a Sockmatician)NathanTaylorblog

All workshops are £30 (+ booking fee) and are on sale now.  Your workshop ticket will also give you entry to the Yarningham Marketplace on the day of your workshop.

For more information about all the workshops and to book tickets please visit our website here.

 

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Team Yarningham (Helen and I) spent a couple of days last week in Edinburgh to visit Edinburgh Yarn Festival. The trip was a chance for us to meet up with exhibitors, experience another urban yarn festival and get to see and squish lots and lots of lovely yarn.

Here are a few photos from our trip

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Edinburgh Castle

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Greyfriars Bobbie statue

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Inchkeith Lighthouse lens in National Museum of Scotland.  The lens was made in Birmingham by Chance Brothers.

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My very reserved purchases from EYF.  A project pouch by Danica from Kettle Yarn and some bulb safety pins by Merchant and Mills from Grace at Beyond Measure.

In all we had a great time in Edinburgh.  EYF is a great festival.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many stitchers in one place!

Yarningham 2017

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We are very pleased to announce that we are planning the next edition of Yarninhgam.

Yarningham 2017 will take place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017 and will be held at Stirchley Baths.

We are looking for independent yarn producers to take part.  If you would like to apply please download the application form from our website here.  Just click on the ‘Apply to Exhibit’ text to download the application form.

Applications close on Friday 9 December 2016 and exhibitors will be notified in January 2017.

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.