Yarningham 2020 Applications Open

 

logo&dateinvertB&WwebsitegreyWe are pleased to announce that Yarningham 2020 will be taking place on 11 and 12th July 2020 at Uffculme Centre, Birmingham, UK.

We have now opened our online application form for the Yarningham 2020 marketplace. Applications will close on THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER 2019.

Yarningham is looking for applications from yarn producers and dyers, knitwear designers, bricks and mortar and online yarn related businesses and all knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving notions.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and are looking to present an eclectic mix of products in our marketplace from a diverse range of exhibitors.

Before applying please ensure that you read our Exhibitor Application Pack and Exhibitor Terms and Conditions. The Exhibitor Application Pack has lots of handy information about how to apply to Yarningham 2020.

 

Even more raffle prizes

We told you that there is a bumper pot of prizes available in our raffle and we weren’t joking.

Here’s a few more pics of some of the prizes available.  Oh yes, and there’s a star prize too but we’ll save that for another post.

Raffle tickets will cost £1 each or £4 for 5 tickets and will be available from the Yarningham merchandise stand located in the main hall.

All proceeds raised will be donated to this year’s charity RSVP.  For more information about RSVP visit their website.

Advanced tickets for Yarningham marketplace are £5 (+ booking fee) and are available here. 

Don’t delay

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Time is running out to book onto one of our workshops. Workshop bookings will close on Saturday 6 July.

For more information on all of our workshops visit our website here.  All workshops include entry into Yarningham marketplace.

Raffle Prizes

We are delighted to be supporting this year’s charity RSVP with a raffle.

RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Project) are an award-winning organisation working with survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Birmingham and Solihull to cope with trauma and rebuild wellbeing, confidence and hopefulness. They support survivors of any age, and any gender with therapeutic and practical services, including specialist support for LGBT and asylum-seeking/refugee survivors as well as sex workers.

Our exhibitors and audience have donated a bumper prize pot and here’s a little teaser of what you could win. There is also a star prize that we can’t wait to share with you, but more on that later.

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who has donated a prize. Your generosity will help us raise funds for this vital service.

Raffle tickets will cost £1 each or £4 for 5 tickets and will be available only at Yarningham merchandise stand located in the main hall.

Advanced tickets for Yarningham Marketplace are £5 (+ booking fee) and available here.

Cake

 

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You can’t have a yarn festival without cake.  But don’t worry Team Yarningham have got all your sweet treat needs covered.

We will have a delicious selection of cakes baked by Blueberry Hill Patisserie who do quite wonderful things with eggs, butter and flour. There will be vegan options available.

And thanks to feedback and recommendations from our audience, we will also have gluten free cakes from Paisley Immy Cakes.

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Our cake stall will be located in our social area within Yarningham Marketplace. Make sure you stop by for a sugar hit.

Advanced tickets for Yarningham Marketplace are available here for £5 (+ booking fee).

Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day

WWKIPIG.jpgDon’t forget that we’re holding a Knitting Picnic for World Wide Knit In Public Day this Saturday 8 June.

Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day

Saturday 8th 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.

 

Nathan Taylor Book Signing

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We’re delighted to announce that Nathan Taylor aka Sockmatician will be available to sign copies of his first book Guys Knit: The Instruction Manual published by Haynes.

The aim of this manual is not only to be able to provide a beginners’ guide to anyone who thinks they’d like to give knitting a go, but also to challenge the perceptions of who knitters are – to break apart those dusty stereotypes, and show, once and for all, that knitting is in no way a gendered pastime, but is instead, a universal hobby for anyone interested in working with their hands, and creating warm and practical things to wear, share or even sell.

Nathan will also have a range of Sockmatician pins and badges available and possibly some yarn too.

Nathan will be available to sign copies of his book on Sunday 14 July between 1 and 2pm in the Yarningham marketplace.

To book advanced tickets for Yarningham marketplace please visit our website here.