Yarningham looks sees and does a yarn festival differently. One of our core aims is to bring you the best independent producers, dyers, designers, online retailers and bricks and mortar shops to our marketplace.
We are committed to seeking out new talent and unearthing existing hidden gems. This means we are constantly looking for and researching potential companies and individuals to invite to apply for our marketplace.
From 2016 – 2019 we have had 107 exhibitors in our marketplace. That’s 107 exhibitors packs that have been created with all the information that an exhibitor needs to exhibit at Yarningham, 214 invoices sent (deposit and balance) and 107 badges made for the website.
That’s quite an achievement and something to be proud of.
Following on from my last post Feedback – Part 1 here’s the second of our infographics. This one is about our exhibitors. We ask every exhibitor to complete a short feedback questionnaire once the festival is over. 95% of them said that they would exhibit again at Yarningham. This figure is a mean average taken over the 4 years of the festival.
We are really proud of our exhibitor approval rating. The feedback we receive from them is invaluable as they have a very specific view of the festival that we just don’t get as organisers.
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Naturally dyed British pure wool yarn, kits and patterns hand made in Warwickshire. In the Wool Shed also run mindful textile journeys in India, where they source block printed cloth directly from the makers.
Ishrat, of Fruitful Fusion Dyes, is a Nottingham based independent yarn dyer. Her yarn colourways are inspired by a fusion of cultures, extensive travels, life on three different continents, childhood memories, traditional food and drink, and all sorts of colourful experiences.
Established in 2015, Folkestone Harbour Yarn is an independent yarn dyer producing a range of hand dyed art yarns and naturally dyed yarns for knitting, crochet and more. They stock a wide range of beautiful colours on wool and other natural fibres which are environmentally friendly whilst supporting the wool industry. They also sell uniquely designed and locally made knitting and craft accessories and publish their own knitting patterns.
Hayley dyes a variety of luxury yarn bases in all sizes from sock sets to full skeins. She dyes all her yarns from her home in the beautiful Derbyshire Dales, which provides her with a lot of inspiration for her colourways.