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