Yarningham feedback

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We need your help stitchers!

Please fill in our Yarningham feedback questionnaire.  It’s really short, only 9 questions and we promise that none of them are very difficult. Your answers will help us to make the next Yarningham even better.

Follow the link here Yarningham audience questionnaire

 

Yarningham raffle star prize

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Behold the Yarningham raffle star prize.

We really are good to you stitchers.  Our star prize in this year’s Yarningham raffle is 2 skeins of this luxurious base yarn dyed to your own specification by Yarn Angels.

The base is 4ply weight, 400m 50% silk, 50% merino.  Lizzie and Fiona from Yarn Angels will weave their dying magic to create 2 OOAK skeins just for you.

To be in with a chance of winning you’ll need to buy a raffle ticket at this year’s Yarningham.  Raffle tickets will be £1 each or a strip of 5 tickets for £4.  All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Knit Aid.

Good luck and happy stitching!

Boris and Donald

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You may have met Boris and Donald at Yarningham last year.  Boris and Donald were designed as the Yarningham mascots by the very talented Ruth Green.

This year we got in touch with Emma from Yarnistry to fabricate Boris and Donald from laser cut plywood. We think they are wonderful.  Thanks Emma!

They have been produced in a limited edition of 10 of each design.  Each brooch will be £8.  You can pick up your own Boris or Donald (or both) at Yarningham.

Exhibitor update

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Due to circumstances beyond our control, Hand Dyed By Kate has had to withdraw from exhibiting at this year’s Yarningham. We wish her all the best and hope to see her back next year.

We are very pleased to announce our new exhibitor, The Loveliest Yarn Company. Michelle from The Loveliest Yarn Company will be bringing a selection of gorgeous yarns including Life In The Long Grass, Baa Ram Ewe, The Knitting Goddess and her own hand dyed skeins.

Raffle prizes

We will be holding a raffle at Yarningham to help raise funds for this year’s charity Knit Aid.

Once again our exhibitors have been very generous in donating prizes for you lucky stitchers to win.

We also have a very special star prize but more on that later.

To stand a chance of winning you’ll need to buy a raffle ticket at this year’s Yarningham. All winners will be drawn after the show on Monday 17 July.

So here’s what you could win…

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Fig Tree Yarns 2 skeins of Green Mountain Spinnery Cotton Comfort, 80% wool 20% organic cotton and 2 mini skeins Green Mountain Spinnery, 70% wool 30% mohair and a sample of Soak wool wash

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Ginger Twist Studio Swell Ewe Sock in Breakfast with Ginger, 80% superwash merino 20% nylon

Queen of Purls Citadel DK in Love Lies Bleeding, 100% superwash British BFL

Owl About Yarn Happy Owl in Milk and Dark Chocolate, 100% superwash BFL

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The Knitting Shed a pair of Ainsworth & Prin mouse mitten blockers size medium

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Pook GB set of 5 peacock minis 60% superwash merino 20% silk 20% yak

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River Knits set of 6 mini skeins, 100% superwash BFL

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Sherwood Yarns, Wollaton Shawl Kit, Falkland fine merino lace in Bramley Apple.  Includes a Ravelry download code for Wollaton Shawl by Rachael Cook.

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Wendy’s Yarn Bowls, small yarn bowl decorated with Wendy’s popular Sea Houses design.

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Yarn Angels, 4ply superwash merino, 400m 100g. Colourway called Neon Vintage (the yellow is fluorescent and glows in black light).

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Whimzy, Luxurious, 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon 400m 100g in colourway Celestial

Whimzy, Sokkusu O, 100% superwash merino, 380m 115g in colourway Speckled Fushia

Team Yarningham knit for Knit Aid

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Team Yarningham have been busy with their needles knitting donations for our charity Knit Aid.

Knit Aid is a social enterprise helping knitters to help others in need.  Knit Aid was set up as a response to the refugee crisis in Europe, in particular the many refugees that had travelled to France and have been living in cold and harsh conditions.

Knit Aid started their knitted donations with Calais but are proud to have extended our distribution to Dunkirk, various locations in Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria

So, we are asking you our lovely stitchers to pick up those needles and hooks, raid your stash and make something for someone in need.

What can I make/knit/crochet?

Knit Aid work with volunteers who work in the refugee camps to make sure that they are only sending donations which are needed and useful. Because of this, Knit Aid are currently only accepting the following items:

  • Beanies
  • Snoods
  • Gloves/Hand-warmers
    Please use only dark and unisex colours. We cannot guarantee that light coloured knits will be sent to refugee camps and have been specifically directed not to send these.
  • Little Snug Riding Hood toddler hooded cowl (pattern available on Knit Aid website)
  • Hot water bottle cover including hot water bottle (Pattern available on Ravelry for free with code KNITAID)
  • Fully sewn together blankets
    (Please do not send individual squares or rows. Unfortunately Knit Aid do not have the capacity to accept and sew together squares)

Please do not make anything other than that listed above.

There will be a collection point at this year’s festival accepting donations on behalf of Knit Aid.  The collection point will be manned by our LYS City Knits.  City Knits will also be selling kits for you to make your own donations and providing pattern advice.

M.O.E post 20 – Yarnistry

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Yarnistry hand make laser cut acessories for both knitting, crochet and anything else yarn based.  Currently Yarnistry sell reminder stitch markers, sock blockers, badges and other items.