M.O.E post 15 – Textile Garden


Textile Garden has been selling beautiful buttons, ribbons, shawl pins and other clothing accessories for the past 10 years.

Maggie aims to offer top quality, mostly European goods.  The majority of her items are made for Textile Garden, and are not available elsewhere in UK.  Finishing your garment or project with the perfect button can certainly make a difference so why compromise?

Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day


It’s just 1 week until our Knitting Picnic for WWKIP Day

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 14 – Stitch Solihull


Stitch Solihull is a modern, independent stitch craft shop and workshop venue located just outside of Birmingham.  Stitch Solihull will be bringing everything you need to Yarningham to make working with your new yarn a pleasure: needles and hooks from Knit Pro, Hiya Hiya and Clover plus blocking kits and much more.

Stitch Solihull will also have a small range of yarns including West Yorkshire Spinners, Coop Knits and their own hand dyed.  

M.O.E post 13 – The Knitting Swede

Angelic Row

The Knitting Swede is a UK based business focusing on high quality yarns sourced from the British Isles and Ireland.

When sourcing my yarns I not only look at the quality but I am also careful to choose ethical British suppliers.

My yarns are hand-painted or hand-dyed by myself in my home. During the dyeing process, I try to minimize my impact on the environment whilst dyeing as well as neutralizing any leftover water.

I also design knitting patterns to compliment my yarns.

Birmingham and District Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers at Yarningham


Members from the Birmingham and District Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (BGWSD) will be demonstrating their skills within the new 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.

M.O.E post 12 – The Knitting Shed


Vicky the original owner of The Knitting Shed started the company in 2008.  After her death in 2014 from breast cancer, husband Paul wanted Vicky’s business to carry on.

Now her sisters-in-law Louise and Nicola run it.  The Knitting Shed specialises in luxury hand-dyes, knitting kits for vintage style children’s dresses and a range of quirky knitter’s accessories.

Knitmastery at Yarningham


To celebrate the recent launch of their app, Knitmastery will be running a prize giveaway for Yarningham attendees.

Countess Ablaze Lord Kitchener Laceblog

Knitmastery will be giving away a skein of Lord Kitchener yarn (laceweight, 55% wool, 45% silk, 800m) from Countess Ablaze and the Cascadia Shawl pattern by Karen Butler, a lovely design for summer knitting.

To be in with a chance of winning this bountiful yarn booty, just visit Knitmastery in the new social area and sign up to their mailing list (or give your name if you’re already on the list).

The winner will be chosen at random and will be notified after the festival.

Knitmastery is newly launched app from the creators of Stitchmastery (chart editing software for knitwear designers).  Knitmastery is a free app which uses interactive patterns to allow knitters to track their progress, colour code stitches, recolour Fair Isle & colourwork patterns, and more.

Come and meet developer Cathy Scott in the new social area to see the Knitmastery app in action, fondle knitted samples and ask any questions about either product.