Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day

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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 10 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 10 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.

M.O.E post 7 – Owl About Yarn

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Owl About Yarn is a small business based in Cardiff, Wales catering to the needs, dreams and desires of knitters, crocheters, spinners and felters. The owner/operator Jennie hand dyes a range of yarns and fibres in a vibrant palette of colours guaranteed to inspire and delight!

 Owl About Yarn also offers hand sewn project bags and handcrafted stitch markers in a wide variety of designs. Jennie is happy to discuss custom orders.

M.O.E post 6 – Jo Knit Sew

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Jo.Knit.Sew is a small indie yarn business based in the South Staffordshire countryside.

Out of her kitchen and around her busy family life, Jo likes to create bright and bold colourways using a variety of techniques to create many different styles of yarn, from one of a kind skeins to repeatable colourways suitable for bigger projects. Expect to see lots of wonderful sock yarns, mini skein sets and gradient yarns alongside bright summery cottons and some fabulous project bags made with beautiful designer fabrics.

M.O.E post 5 – In The Wool Shed

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Passionate about handmade cloth, from knitted to woven, crocheted and spun.  In The Wool Shed create naturally hand dyed yarns in Warwickshire.

In The Wool Shed also run workshops, retreats and mindfully creative textile journeys to India.  Proud to be a supporter of the slow fashion revolution.

Stitches and Hos supports inclusiveLYS.com

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The rainbow sheep image above represents the campaign initiated by designer Ysolda Teague to support and encourage inclusivity within the fibre community.

The symbol behind the sheep is the LGBT Pride flag, but the campaign is to encourage working towards a yarn community that is inclusive of everyone.

Keep an eye on the website for more information about the campaign as it is updated.

We are very proud to support this initiative and welcome everyone to all Stitches and Hos’ events.

M.O.E post 4 – Hand Dyed By Kate

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Hand Dyed By Kate is a small indie yarn dyeing company, based in Swansea, South Wales.  Kate enjoys exploring with colour to create fun, exciting and diverse colour ways, designed to make your yarn projects the star of the show.

From self-striping, to gorgeous multicoloured kettle dyed skeins, and delicate semisolids, Kate’s unique range of dyeing styles will ensure that you will find something for your perfect project.

M.O.E post 3 – Ginger Twist Studio

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Ginger Twist Studio is an indie, vintage inspired, bricks and mortar shop located in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is also the home of Ginger’s Hand Dyed, a range of hand dyed yarns in a wide variety of fibres, weights and colourways.

There is really something for everyone! These are dyed by the proprietor of the shop herself, so come say hello and have a squish!