Yarningham Exhibitors – Luxury

Today we are featuring some more of our Yarningham exhibitors.

Our third category is Luxury.

First up is Fig Tree Yarns, a Jersey based shop that stocks yarns from the USA and UK.

The Fibre Company, Road to China, 65% Baby Alpaca, 15% Silk, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere, 50g, 63m

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Whimzy, Sokkusu O Max, Colours of the Universe, 100% superwash merino, 150g 495m

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And finally we’ll be selling sumptuous Dye for Yarn on the Stitches and Hos stand.

Dye For Yarn, Mulberry Silk, 100% silk, 100g, 750m

Colours from l-r Periwinkle on its way to Paradise, Peacock Butterfly Taking a Dirt Nap, Spilled Raspberry Smoothie, Dolphin in my Whirlpool, Ground Sapphire, Poisoned by Love and Splitted Lime

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You can find out more about all of our Yarningham exhibitors here.

Tickets for Yarningham are £5 in advance (more on the door) and can be bought here.

Pre Yarningham Hootenanny

britishoakHey everyone. Just a reminder of our pre Yarningham get together. It is being held on the 15th July at 19.30 at the British Oak pub – which coincidentally is a 2 minute walk from the Yarningham venue! We will be sitting and knitting and getting to know people so come along and meet us all!

Yarningham Raffle Star Prizes

I am extremely excited to announce the star prizes for our Yarningham raffle.

Our first star prize is a bundle of 2 skeins

L-R Dye For Yarn, Mulberry Silk in Dolphin in my Whirlpool colour way 100% silk, 750m

Canon Hand Dyes, William Merino Gradient in Selfridges colour way, 75% merino, 25% nylon 460 yds.

There are only 12 cakes of the Canon Hand Dyes Selfridges colour way in existence and there won’t be any more.

 

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Our second star prize is 2 alpaca fleeces from Animal Encounters.  Cookies and Cream have donated their fleeces so that one lucky person will be able to spin, weave or dye 100% alpaca fleece into something truly unique.

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To be in with a chance of winning the star prizes or any of the other raffle prizes you’ll need to buy a raffle ticket at Yarningham.  Raffle tickets cost £1 each or £4 for 5.  Winners will be drawn on Monday 18 July.

Canon Hand Dyes – Yarningham Exclusive

We are very excited to share with you some very special yarn.

Stitches and Hos commissioned Amy of Canon Hand Dyes to produce 3 exclusive colourways based on images of Birmingham exclusively for Yarningham.

So drum roll please

Selfridges, William Merino Gradient, 75% merino 25% nylon, 460yds

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Top – Brick by Brick, Lewis MCN Sock, 80% merino 10% cashmere 10% nylon, 395yds

Botttom – Parks and Gardens, Lewis MCN Sock, 80% merino 10%cashmere 10% nylon, 395yds

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We are over the moon with the amazing job Amy has done at recreating our pictures in yarn.  It’s going to be difficult to part with.

Canon Hand Dyes exclusive colourways will be available on the Stitches and Hos stall in the Yarningham marketplace.

For more information and to book tickets visit the Yarningham website here.

Yarningham brochures

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Our Yarningham brochures have arrived.

A big thanks to Ben Javens for designing the layout.  Another big thanks to Kirsten McTeer who has donated a sock pattern called ‘Bournville Socks’.  The pattern is named after Bournville, an area of Birmingham, famous worldwide as the home of Cadbury’s.  In fact the Cadbury factory is just behind our Yarningham venue.

Don’t forget to pick a brochure up when you attend Yarningham.

For more information about Yarningham or to buy advance tickets visit our website.

One week left…


Image: Knitting Clock, Siren Elise Wilhelmsen 

…to book onto our Yarningham workshops.

We have a small programme of workshops as part of Yarningham

Steeking for Beginners – Ann Kingstone

Sock Knitting – Kirsten McTeer

Amigurumi Crochet – Venetia Headlam

Drop Spindle – Katie Weston

Places must be booked in advance and booking ends on Saturday 9 July

Your workshop space also gets you entry into Yarningham marketplace on the day of your class. 

To find out more about each workshop and to book a space visit our website here.

Plan your visit to Yarningham

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photo credit: The British Oak by Katchoo/ Fiona Cullinan on flickr reusable under Creative Commons licence

We’ve been receiving a few questions from you about your visits to Yarningham.

So I’m going to try and collate some information that I hope you will find useful

Places to meet, eat and drink

The British Oak A redbrick pub with a large garden and seating area.  Food also available.

Change Kitchen Cafe, Award winning vegetarian and vegan caterers who run the cafe within Stirchley Baths.

P Café brings art, poetry and quality café fare to Stirchley high street. Serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes.

Loaf is a food-based social enterprise. They run an innovative community supported bakery and cookery school. Visit the bakery shop to buy fresh loaves, cakes and pastries, takeaway lunches and useful baking equipment and books.

Wildcat Tap. Micro pub serving cask ale and craft beer.  Check their Twitter feed for updates on what beers and ales are on tap.

Lorna Bakes will also have a selection of delicious cakes for sale in the Yarningham marketplace.

Don’t forget we also have our pre Yarningham Hootenanny on Friday 15th July

Travel information

See our website here for details of how to get to Yarningham

Yarningham Extras

Cookies and Cream, 2 alpacas visiting Yarningham on Saturday 16th.  Make sure you go and say hello.

An outdoor seating area and gazebo (for those who prefer shade) to meet with friends, have a drink and compare purchases

Yarningham selfie board.  Take a selfie using our Yarningham character board.  More info on that later.