Hootenanny review – January 2018

Last week Wednesday saw our first hootenanny of the year.

We are starting to build up a regular crew of stitchers who join us each month for some stitching and a pint.  This has got me thinking about doing some sort of public knitting project again.  I’m not sure whether it should be a knit graffiti project or something else.  Best to leave it with me for a while.  These things take time.

If you have any suggestions for projects feel free to get in touch.  We always like to hear from you.  You can send us an email or get in touch via our Facebook page.

Our next hootenanny is on Wednesday 14 February.  More details on our website.  Until then here are a few poorly lit photos from last week.

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2018 Hootenanny dates

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We are pleased to announce our 2018 hootenanny dates.

Our monthly stitch ups are a chance to trade tips and tricks, meet new people and plan our stitch revolution whilst supping a pint.

All our hootenannies are held at Tilt,  a multi-functional space that celebrates craft beer, speciality coffee and pinball.

There are Facebook events for each month on our page here, so you can add them to your FB calendar.

So pack up a project and come get your stitch on. Wool and needles provided.

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

Deadline Friday

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There are just a few days left to apply to be an exhibitor at Yarningham 2018.

So do it now!  You can download an application form from our website here.

2 weeks left!

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There are just 2 weeks left to submit your application for Yarningham.

If you are an indie dyer or run a fibre business it’s time to get your skates on and apply.  You can download an application form from our website here.  Applications close on Friday 8 December 2017.  Successful applications will be notified in January 2018.

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.

Exhibitor applications open

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Do you have a fibre business and would you like to exhibit at Yarningham?  Or maybe you have a favourite indie dyer that you would like to see at Yarningham?  Well now’s your chance.  Fill in an application form.

You can download an application form from our website here. Applications will close on Friday 8 December.  Successful applicants will be notified in January 2018.

 

 

Team Yarningham knit for Knit Aid

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Team Yarningham have been busy with their needles knitting donations for our charity Knit Aid.

Knit Aid is a social enterprise helping knitters to help others in need.  Knit Aid was set up as a response to the refugee crisis in Europe, in particular the many refugees that had travelled to France and have been living in cold and harsh conditions.

Knit Aid started their knitted donations with Calais but are proud to have extended our distribution to Dunkirk, various locations in Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria

So, we are asking you our lovely stitchers to pick up those needles and hooks, raid your stash and make something for someone in need.

What can I make/knit/crochet?

Knit Aid work with volunteers who work in the refugee camps to make sure that they are only sending donations which are needed and useful. Because of this, Knit Aid are currently only accepting the following items:

  • Beanies
  • Snoods
  • Gloves/Hand-warmers
    Please use only dark and unisex colours. We cannot guarantee that light coloured knits will be sent to refugee camps and have been specifically directed not to send these.
  • Little Snug Riding Hood toddler hooded cowl (pattern available on Knit Aid website)
  • Hot water bottle cover including hot water bottle (Pattern available on Ravelry for free with code KNITAID)
  • Fully sewn together blankets
    (Please do not send individual squares or rows. Unfortunately Knit Aid do not have the capacity to accept and sew together squares)

Please do not make anything other than that listed above.

There will be a collection point at this year’s festival accepting donations on behalf of Knit Aid.  The collection point will be manned by our LYS City Knits.  City Knits will also be selling kits for you to make your own donations and providing pattern advice.