October Hootenanny

Last night saw the return of our monthly hootenannies.   It was great to meet some new stitchers and to see some old faces.   There was stitching aplenty, lots of tea drunk and a discussion about the new Blade Runner film.

Here’s a couple of pics from last night, including one of me proving that the seemingly small section of ribbing I was knitting will in fact go around my large head.

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Our next hootenanny is Wednesday 8 November, 6-9pm at Tilt.  You can find out more information on our website here.

Hootenanny reminder

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There’s just under one week until the return of our monthly hootenannies.

So pack a project and come and get your stitch on with us.

S&H Hootenanny

Wednesday 11 October

6-9pm

Tilt Birmingham

All are welcome you don’t even have to be good.

 

Made in Kings Heath

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Stitches and Hos are thrilled to have been invited to take part in this year’s Made in Kings Heath Open Studios Trail.

The open studios take place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2017.  The trail comprises 13 artists/makers showcasing their work over 3 venues.

Made in Kings Heath aims to bring together artists living and working in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham to share, exhibit and promote their work.  Founded by ceramicist Melanie Keevil and textile artist Emma Jackson, the first Made in Kings Heath event took place in the Autumn of 2014.

For this year’s event Stitches and Hos will be exhibiting our hand knitted homewares and gifts at the studio of Ruth Green Design, one of the new venues added this year.  Also exhibiting at Ruth’s studio are Ruth Green (prints), Sue Bibby (embroidery), Clare Wainwright (stained glass) and Giles Hughes (mixed media & painting).

You can find a trail map and more information on the Made in Kings Heath website.

Yarningham 2018

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We are very pleased to announce the third edition of our fibre festival Yarningham.

Yarningham 2018 will take place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July 2018.  It will feature an expanded marketplace, extended workshop programme and lots more that we can’t tell you about just yet.

What we can tell you is that we have a new venue.  Yarningham 2018 will be held at Uffculme Centre, Birmingham. It was built in 1891 for Richard Cadbury and his family. Gifted to the city in 1916, it has now been converted into a training and conference centre.

Applications for marketplace exhibitors will open on Monday 18 September. Application forms will be available to download from our website from midday.

To keep up to date with all of our news including Yarningham updates please join our mailing list.  Just add your email address using the form on our website at the bottom of any page.

Hootenannies are back

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We are very pleased to announce that after a long hiatus our monthly stitch hootenannies are back.

If you’re new to Stitches and Hos, we originally started as a monthly get together in the back room of a pub.  Our meet ups are a chance to trade tips and tricks, meet new people and plan our stitch revolution whilst supping a pint.

Our new hootenannies will be held at Tilt on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Our first hootenanny will be on Wednesday 11 October 2017 from 6-9pm.

Tilt is a multi-functional space that celebrates craft beer, specialty coffee and pinball.
They also currently offer 10 different loose leaf teas, 5 different hot chocolates, a range of soft drinks, wines and small selection of high quality spirits.

STITCHES AND HOS HOOTENANNIES

Wednesday 11 October, 6-9pm

Wednesday 8 November, 6-9pm

Wednesday 13 December, 6-9pm

So bring along a project and come get your stitch on.  All are welcome, you don’t even have to be good!

 

Yarningham 2017 in pictures

All images taken by Katja Ogrin

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Yarningham feedback

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image credit: Katja Ogrin

We need your help stitchers!

Please fill in our Yarningham feedback questionnaire.  It’s really short, only 9 questions and we promise that none of them are very difficult. Your answers will help us to make the next Yarningham even better.

Follow the link here Yarningham audience questionnaire