Accessibility at Yarningham


Our venue Uffculme Centre is fully accessible.  The Yarningham marketplace is located on one level with step free access throughout. Yarningham workshops are all located on the first floor with access via steps or a lift.  

We have also created complimentary Personal Assistant tickets for the marketplace and all of our workshops.  They can be booked alongside your own tickets on the ticket website.

If you have any queries or questions please get in touch using the contact form on our website

Workshops Flash Sale


We’re having a FLASH SALE on all Yarningham workshops.

For one weekend only, from 6pm Friday 22 until midnight Sunday 24 June 2018, all our workshops have a massive 25% off.

Don’t delay as our FLASH SALE ends on Sunday 24 June at midnight.

For more information about our workshops or to book visit our website here.

2018 Workshop Tutors : Renee Callahan


We are delighted to also welcome back Renee Callahan.  We had such fantastic feedback from everyone who took part in her sold out brioche stitch workshop last year, it was a no brainer to invite Renee again.

Renee Callahan, aka EastLondonKnit, teaches knitting classes, designs knitting patterns and podcasts about her love of slow fashion and making and sharing beautiful, useful things.

After studying fashion design with knitwear at Central Saint Martins college, Renee began to hoard yarn and a range of knitting machines. She loves textiles and the technical challenge of knitting.


Renee is constantly creating new patterns and combinations of texture and colour and spends as much time as she can hand knitting.

Renee will be leading two workshops at this year’s Yarningham.  Finishing Techniques and 3-D Knitting.  For more information and to book a place on Renee’s workshops, please visit our website.


2018 Workshop Tutors : Nathan Taylor


We are so pleased to welcome back Nathan Taylor, (aka Sockmatician) to this year’s Yarningham.  We are big fans of his podcast and he made such an impression on us, we had to invite him back.

Nathan Taylor is obsessed with double- knitting.  He has been knitting and designing seriously since 2011. His passion is for sharing his knowledge of DK with as many people as possible.  Pushing the boundaries, and furthering what is possible within the realms of this addictive and beautiful technique.

His first published design was in Knit Now! Magazine, and in 2015, he was approached by Vogue Knitting Magazine in the USA to design a DK Shawl for their Fall 2015 issue.

Nathan hosts a very popular knitting podcast on YouTube, and particularly champions male knitters.  His YouTube channel also has tutorials for the many and varied techniques involved in knitting his patterns, and Nathan is dedicated to making these tutorials as friendly and as easy to understand as possible.

Nathan has been teaching double knitting classes since 2014, and enjoys nothing more than seeing that lightbulb moment, when someone’s brain clicks, and he knows that a new DK’er has been born.


Taking a class with Nathan is not the same as sitting at home watching one of his tutorials. He has a boundless enthusiasm for the subject and limitless patience with the process.  Nathan gives the kind of teaching that just can’t be found anywhere else.  He makes each knitter feel like that are being taught in a one-to-one session, regardless of the size of the class.

Nathan will be leading two workshops at Yarningham 2018.  Demystifying Double Knitting and Shaping: The Future of Double Knitting.  For more information on Nathan’s workshops and to book a place, please visit our website.

2018 Workshop Tutors : Karie Westermann


Karie Westermann does things with wool & words. She is a designer, teacher & general wool enthusiast. Her work combines her love of storytelling, art and woolly yarns as she is a big believer in knitting never being “just knitting”.


Karie relaxes by doing pub quizzes, biking around Glasgow on her red bike, and dabbling in dress-making. Her latest project, This Thing of Paper, a knitting book inspired by medieval manuscripts and books, was released in November 2017.

Karie will be leading two workshops at Yarningham this year.  Knitting the Landscape and Knitting Hap Shawls.  For more information and to book a place on Karie’s workshops, please visit our website.

2018 Workshop Tutors : Deborette Clarke


Based in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, Deborette Clarke designs and makes small leather goods under the label B18 Leather.

Deborette Clarke is a fun loving creative who has many years experience as an educator, designer and maker. She began working with leather after attending a few workshops and deciding to experiment further by purchasing a pre-owned leather sewing machine.


Shapes are simple and colour is key with some pieces being hand painted using a variety of methods. The skin or hide is treated as a blank canvas for experimentation.

For Yarningham 2018 Deborette has designed a bespoke workshop for us where you can make your own leather purse.  Perfect for storing items for your latest stitch project or use it as a day-to- day pouch.

For more information about Debotette’s workshop and to book a place, please visit our website.


2018 Workshop Tutors : Anna Maltz


Anna Maltz is an avid sweaterspotter and knit detective who sees the world through

yarn-tinted spectacles.  She is an independent knitting pattern designer with a background in Fine Art.

Anna has published two books, Penguin: A Knit Collection, and Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting, as well as contributing to other publications such as A Stash of One’s Own, compiled by Clara Parkes and Making Magazine.  She also writes a regular column (and the occasional pattern) for Pom Pom Magazine.


When she isn’t globetrotting to eat ice cream, meet friends and teach knitting, you can find her at home in London. As a teacher her main goal is to share knowledge and inspire, whatever your level of skill and confidence.

Anna will be leading two workshops at this year’s Yarningham.  Wing it Colourwork Sweater and Introduction to Marlisle.  For more information and to book a place on Anna’s workshops, please visit our website.

Yarningham Workshops

We are very pleased to announce our programme of workshops at this year’s Yarningham festival.

First we have STITCH HACKING WORKSHOP with Amy Twigger Holroyd.amycollage

BRIOCHE BASICS WORKSHOP with Renée Callahan.Briche Basicsblog

And finally DOUBLE KNITTING WORKSHOP with Nathan Taylor (a.k.a Sockmatician)NathanTaylorblog

All workshops are £30 (+ booking fee) and are on sale now.  Your workshop ticket will also give you entry to the Yarningham Marketplace on the day of your workshop.

For more information about all the workshops and to book tickets please visit our website here.


Yarningham in pictures

Here are a few photographs from Yarningham.  All images by Katja Ogrin


One week left…

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.