We are pleased to announce our 2018 hootenanny dates.
Our monthly stitch ups are a chance to trade tips and tricks, meet new people and plan our stitch revolution whilst supping a pint.
All our hootenannies are held at Tilt, a multi-functional space that celebrates craft beer, speciality coffee and pinball.
There are Facebook events for each month on our page here, so you can add them to your FB calendar.
So pack up a project and come get your stitch on. Wool and needles provided.
All are welcome, you don’t even have to be good!
We are very pleased to announce that this year, Yarningham will be supporting 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.
At this year’s Yarningham will be holding a raffle stuffed full of fabulous yarny prizes with all profits going to Knit Aid. More details about the prizes coming soon.
Also at Yarningham, City Knits will be running a collection point to gather donated items. City Knits will also be on hand to offer advice on patterns, suitable yarns and will have kits available to buy.
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:
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. Knit Aid can accept both knitted and crocheted items.
Image: Knitting Clock, Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
…to book onto our Yarningham workshops.
We have a small programme of workshops as part of Yarningham.
Steeking for Beginners – Ann Kingstone
Sock Knitting – Kirsten McTeer
Amigurumi Crochet – Venetia Headlam
Drop Spindle – Katie Weston
Places must be booked in advance and booking ends on Saturday 9 July.
Your workshop space also gets you entry into Yarningham marketplace on the day of your class.
To find out more about each workshop and to book a space visit our website here.
There’s just under two weeks before our beginners knitting and beginners crochet classes start.
So, come and learn to knit or crochet (or both!) with us. All materials are included in the class price. You also get a slice of cake.
For bookings and more info see our website here.
We also have some exciting news up our sleeves for a big event in July. More info coming soon.
We have some crocheted jewellery for sale just in time for Valentines Day.
They are crocheted into a sterling silver chain with 100% cotton yarn. The necklaces close with a silver lobster clasp. Each necklace comes in a kraft paper gift box
Large £28 plus p+p
Small £25 plus p+p
If you would like to buy one please visit the Etsy listings here
Today is International Crochet Day. Here are a couple of S&H’s hooky faves.
First the incredible Olek
Next, Toshiko Horiuchi-MacAdam Crocheted Playgrounds
And last but by no means least Shauna Richardson. Her main website is under construction at the moment so here’s a picture of her most ambitious work to date Lionheart Project.
Don’t forget if you’d like to learn to crochet or knit with us we have new classes coming up in October and November. More info here