Yarningham 2019 applications open

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Applications for Yarningham 2019 are now open.

Do you own a fibre business or know someone who does?  Apply now to be a part of our marketplace at Yarningham 2019.

Applications can be submitted through our new online form.  It’s quick and easy to complete.

Applications will close on FRIDAY 7 DECEMBER.  All applicants will be notified by email in January 2019.

GOOD LUCK!

Birmingham and District Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

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We are very pleased to welcome back members from the Birmingham and District Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (BGWSD) who will be demonstrating their skills within the social space at Yarningham.

BGWSD meets once a month, on the second Saturday at The Friends Meeting House, Cotteridge, Birmingham.  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. BGWSD welcome all those interested in their crafts and related textiles, whether an enthusiastic beginner or highly skilled expert.

Members will have a variety of wheel, spindles and looms for you to try and will be on hand to answer your questions.

Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day 2018

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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 9 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 9 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.

May Hootenanny Reminder

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Don’t forget that it’s our May stitch hootenanny tomorrow night!

So pack up a project and come get your stitch on with us.  All are welcome – you don’t even have to be good!

Wednesday 9 May 2018

6-9pm

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Team Yarningham to Moonwalk

Two members of our team here at Stitches & Hos HQ are taking part in The Moonwalk London 2018 on the 12th May. Helen and her daughter Lilith, have signed up to Walk the Walk and raise money for Breast Cancer charities and research. In April last year, Helen was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Luckily, it was caught at an early stage and was successfully treated with surgery. Helen, Lilith, and the rest of their family want to give something back to the charities and research companies that work so hard to help so many.

On Saturday 28th April, we at Team Yarningham completed our final training walk in preparation for the Moonwalk 2018. In total we walked just under 21 miles!

The Moonwalk is an event raising money for Breast Cancer charities and research, organised by Walk the Walk. It is a marathon length walk in London beginning at midnight. Oh, and you do it in a decorated bra!

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We began our final walk in Stratford-Upon-Avon and we decided to walk along the canal. It rained and we were both quite muddy by the time we’d finished, but we kept going and cheered each other up.

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We spotted so many sheep! They kept walking up to the edge of their fields and watching us – they were so noisy! We also saw some ducks; including little fluffy ducklings, some geese and a swan.

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The Moonwalk is on May 12th, so if anyone wants to donate to a worthy cause, there’s still time. Follow the link Sponsor Team Yarningham

The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham

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We are pleased to announce that Yarningham is supporting The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham.

The Real Junk Food Project is a is a concept that started in Leeds in 2013 saving waste food that is edible and providing it back to the public on a pay as you feel basis.  The project believes in feeding bellies, not bins.

The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham has been operating since 2014 – intercepting over 6 tonnes of waste food and serving over 2,000 meals every month.  The project holds regular Pay as You Feel Cafes all over Birmingham,  a Pay as You Feel Sharehouse, a Freegan Box Scheme and pops up at events city wide.

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We will be holding a raffle (more details on that later) to raise funds to support this common sense initiative.  Raffle tickets will be available from Yarningham marketplace.

If you’d like to find out more about The Real Junk Food Project visit their website.

February hootenanny reminder

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Don’t forget that next Wednesday is our monthly stitch up.  We know that it’s Valentines Day, but you love your knitting too, don’t you?

So pack up a project and come get your stitch on.  All are welcome – you don’t even have to be good!

For more details visit our website or visit the Facebook event page.