M.O.E post 4 – EVERYTHING BUT THE YARN

Post 4 in this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitor) series.

Category is EVERYTHING BUT THE YARN.  Yarningham may be a portmanteau of yarn and Birmingham but there’s more than just yarn in our marketplace.  Today we look at our exhibitors who provide us stitchers with tools, accessories, haberdashery and pattern books.

Beyond Measure is an online shop selling beautiful things for makers. Their range includes fine scissors, handmade buttons, unique pincushions, wooden and leather cases, quality pins, needles, trimmings and more.

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An Caitin Beag makes jewellery and accessories for knitters, including silver and gemstone shawl pins, wearable tools and stitch markers.

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Knitting patterns designed by Anna Maltz for adventurous, fun-loving knitters. Penguins, Marlisle and all sorts else.

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Textile Garden has been selling beautiful buttons, ribbons, shawl pins and other clothing accessories for the past 10 years.  The majority of Textile Garden’s items are exclusive, and are not available elsewhere in the UK.

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Yarnistry make and sell unique laser cut items for yarn-based activities.

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To find out about all of our exhibitors, please visit the Yarningham website.

Advanced tickets for Yarningham marketplace are £5 (+ booking fee) and are available from our website.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Team Yarningham (Helen and I) spent a couple of days last week in Edinburgh to visit Edinburgh Yarn Festival. The trip was a chance for us to meet up with exhibitors, experience another urban yarn festival and get to see and squish lots and lots of lovely yarn.

Here are a few photos from our trip

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Edinburgh Castle

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Greyfriars Bobbie statue

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Inchkeith Lighthouse lens in National Museum of Scotland.  The lens was made in Birmingham by Chance Brothers.

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My very reserved purchases from EYF.  A project pouch by Danica from Kettle Yarn and some bulb safety pins by Merchant and Mills from Grace at Beyond Measure.

In all we had a great time in Edinburgh.  EYF is a great festival.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many stitchers in one place!

Yarningham Exhibitors – There’s More Than Just Yarn

In our final feature on our Yarningham exhibitors, today we look at everything BUT the yarn.

First up we have scissors and cases from Beyond Measure

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Next, hand made project bags from Owl About Yarn.

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Stitch Solihull will have the new mini interchangeable needles from Hiya Hiya

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And finally beautiful shawl pins from Textile Garden

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So with only a couple of days to go until the Yarningham marketplace opens (eek!) we hope that we’ve given you a flavour of what will be on offer.

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

Tickets for Yarningham are £5 in advance or £7 on the door.

Raffle prizes

We’re holding a raffle at Yarningham to help raise money for Animal Encounters who will be bringing Cookies and Cream the alpacas to the show.

Our exhibitors have been really generous and donated all of these goodies for us to give away.  Yes, give away.

To stand a chance of winning you will need to enter the raffle at Yarningham.  Tickets will be available at the show and the winners will be drawn on Monday 18 July.

Prizes are:

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Beyond Measure‘ needles and pins set, inc. Hiroshima Needles Patchwork Pins and Tapestry Needles, Merchant and Mills Black Bulb Pins and Maison Sajou needles

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Phileas Yarns, Wanderer Aran in Bedouin, 100% British BFL, 100g 166m

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Whimzy, Sokkusu O Max in Colours of the Underground, 100% superwash merino, 150g 490m and set of 4 gradient mini skiens

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The Knitting Swede, 2 x Wensleydale DK in Sequoia, 100% wensleydale, 100g 200m

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Owl About Yarn, Cuddly Owl Sock Blank in Starry, 75% merino 25% nylon, 100g 425m and an owl stitch marker

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Fab Funky Fibres, (top) 70% BFL, 20% silk, 10% cashmere, 100g, 400m.  (bottom) The Big One Gradient, 75% merino, 20% nylon and 5% stellina sparkle, 100g 400m plus contrasting blue mini skien.

(second picture) Fab Funky Fibres, Custom Blend Fibre Merino in Heathers of the Moorland 23mic 64s

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Textile Garden, Cotton Seersucker, blue and white check, 190 x 145cm and 3 sets of 10 complimentary buttons