M.O.E post 6 – ACROSS THE BORDER

Post 6 in this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) series.

Our next category is ACROSS THE BORDER.  In contrast to our NEIGHBOURS some of our exhibitors hail from further pastures.

Fine Fish Yarns from Belfast combines a passion for offbeat colour and natural, luxurious fibres.

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Estelle of Midwinter Yarns is a Swede, married to a Welshman and recently moved to Scotland.  Passionate specialists of natural fibre yarns of Scandinavian origins, Midwinter Yarns provide strong sweater yarns, cool linen and rustic wools in a wide range of colours.

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For The Love Of Yarn is based in the heart of Glasgow creating beautiful hand dyed yarns, handmade ergonomic crochet hooks and polymer clay notions and accessories.

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Tight Knit Yarn based in Edinburgh specializes in hand dyed yarn in solid, semi-solid, dip-dyes and speckle.

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To find out about all of our exhibitors, please visit the Yarningham website.

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

 

 

 

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.

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

M.O.E post 5 – LUXURY

Post 5 in this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) series.

Today’s category is LUXURY.  When only the most sumptuous, exclusive fibres will do. Our LUXURY exhibitors have got what you need.

Luxury Yarns has teamed up with Find Me Knitting to bring you their exclusive range of pure cashmere, silks and Peruvian highland wool/alpaca yarns.

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Watercolours and Lace produce small batches of beautiful, luxury yarns, hand-painted using watercolour techniques.

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Wulla is an independent spinner and dyer, producing giant, hand spun, hand dyed 100% wool yarns from their exclusive Meta range. Wulla’s big, bright and bold yarn comes with serious attitude!

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To find out about all of our exhibitors, please visit the Yarningham website.

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

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.

M.O.E post 4 – EVERYTHING BUT THE YARN

Post 4 in this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitor) series.

Category is EVERYTHING BUT THE YARN.  Yarningham may be a portmanteau of yarn and Birmingham but there’s more than just yarn in our marketplace.  Today we look at our exhibitors who provide us stitchers with tools, accessories, haberdashery and pattern books.

Beyond Measure is an online shop selling beautiful things for makers. Their range includes fine scissors, handmade buttons, unique pincushions, wooden and leather cases, quality pins, needles, trimmings and more.

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An Caitin Beag makes jewellery and accessories for knitters, including silver and gemstone shawl pins, wearable tools and stitch markers.

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Knitting patterns designed by Anna Maltz for adventurous, fun-loving knitters. Penguins, Marlisle and all sorts else.

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Textile Garden has been selling beautiful buttons, ribbons, shawl pins and other clothing accessories for the past 10 years.  The majority of Textile Garden’s items are exclusive, and are not available elsewhere in the UK.

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Yarnistry make and sell unique laser cut items for yarn-based activities.

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To find out about all of our exhibitors, please visit the Yarningham website.

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

M.O.E post 3 – NEWBIES

Post 3 in this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) series.

Category is NEWBIES.  These dyers and producers are fresh to the yarn show game.  We think they could be your new indie dyer crush.

First up Lay Family Yarn. Kelly’s style is uses subtle shades, pastels and speckles on a variety of bases.

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Little Mouse House dyes yarn and sock blanks inspired by fantasy, children’s stories and things that make me smile.

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Three Violet Buttons hand dyes mostly pima cotton yarn and clothing/accessories.

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Sable Yarns has been dyeing yarn since 2011.  Jill runs several yarn clubs a year as well as writing knitting and crochet patterns.

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You can find out about all of this year’s Yarningham exhibitors by visiting our website.

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