Yarningham 2019 Exhibitor Preview – Owl About Yarn

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Owl About Yarn is a small company in Cardiff, South Wales. Jennie specialises in dyeing vibrantly coloured yarn and fibre. She also makes project bags, stitch markers and other notions for keen crafters. Jennie carries her own range of patterns as well as those of Zoe Carter Designs.



M.O.E post 9 – FIBRE

Post 9 in this year’s M.O.E (Meet Our Exhibitors) series.

Category is FIBRE.  We here at S&H Towers are always trying to improve Yarningham and your feedback is vital in that process.  Something that comes up regularly is a request for more fibre in the marketplace.  Well this set of exhibitors not only have gorgeous yarn for you to get stitch-y with, they also produce and dye FIBRE.

Babylonglegs dye various weights of yarn and fibre in non-repeatable small batches.


Jellybeans Yarns sell hand dyed yarns, fibre and project bags. Ashley’s colourways are tonals, variegated or speckled and she enjoys taking custom orders to create something special.


Owl About Yarn is a small business based in Cardiff, Wales catering to the needs, dreams and desires of knitters, crocheters, spinners and felters.  Jennie the owner/operator hand dyes a range of yarns and fibres in a vibrant palette of colours guaranteed to inspire and delight.


Natural Born Dyers use natural dyes to produce yarns and fibre. Their yarns range from 4 ply to cobweb weight on a base of 55% BFL & 45% silk. Fibre consists of single-breed mini batts. Natural Born Dyers also make wooden accessories and sell their own and Boo Knits patterns.


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.

M.O.E post 7 – Owl About Yarn


Owl About Yarn is a small business based in Cardiff, Wales catering to the needs, dreams and desires of knitters, crocheters, spinners and felters. The owner/operator Jennie hand dyes a range of yarns and fibres in a vibrant palette of colours guaranteed to inspire and delight!

 Owl About Yarn also offers hand sewn project bags and handcrafted stitch markers in a wide variety of designs. Jennie is happy to discuss custom orders.

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.


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


And finally beautiful shawl pins from Textile Garden


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:


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


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



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


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


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



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


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





Yarningham has been mentioned in the new episode of Owl About Yarn‘s podcast. Jennie from Owl About Yarn will be selling her gorgeous yarns at Yarningham so have a listen and see what she has to say! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rDczba6uOE