Here is some useful information to help you plan your visit to Yarningham.
Places to meet, eat and drink
The British Oak A redbrick pub with a large garden and seating area. Food also available.
Change Kitchen Cafè Award winning vegetarian and vegan caterers who run the cafe within Stirchley Baths.
Artefact (formerly P Cafè) brings art, poetry and quality cafè fare to Stirchley high street. Serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes.
Leverton and Halls is an independent cafè, shop and deli specialising in locally sourced and organic products.
Loaf is a food-based social enterprise. They run an innovative community supported bakery and cookery school. Visit the bakery shop to buy fresh loaves, cakes and pastries, takeaway lunches and useful baking equipment and books.
Wildcat Tap. Micro pub serving cask ale and craft beer. Check their Twitter feed for updates on what beers and ales are on tap.
Lorna Bakes will also have a selection of delicious cakes and baked goods for sale in the new social area.
See our website here for details of how to get to Yarningham
New social space in the Cinema Room
An outdoor seating area and gazebo (for those who prefer shade) to meet with friends, have a drink and compare purchases.
Yarningham selfie board. Take a selfie using our Boris and Donald character board.
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.
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.
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.
BRIOCHE BASICS WORKSHOP with Renée Callahan.
And finally DOUBLE KNITTING WORKSHOP with Nathan Taylor (a.k.a Sockmatician)
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.
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
Greyfriars Bobbie statue
Inchkeith Lighthouse lens in National Museum of Scotland. The lens was made in Birmingham by Chance Brothers.
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!
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.