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.

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 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.