6 weeks and counting..

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There are only 6 short weeks until Yarningham 2019.

Are you excited?  Well we are here at S&H HQ!  We’ve got so much planned for you stitchers we can’t wait. The fourth edition of Birmingham’s yarn festival is shaping up nicely.

If you haven’t already get your advanced marketplace tickets here.  Details of all our workshops and links to book are available here.

We’ll see you in 6 weeks time.

 

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.

Rape and Sexual Violence Project.

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We are very proud to announce the Yarningham 2019 will be supporting RSVP.

RSVP 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.

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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.

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

If you’d like to find out more about RSVP visit their website.

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

Tilt Birmingham.