Thursday, 21 July 2016


On Saturday I visited my first fabulous fibre festival - Yarningham, brilliantly organised by stitches and hos
It was not far away, in the new community hub of Stirchley Baths, recently refurbished, with oodles of charm - I loved the tiled walls and the bright spaces!
There were plenty of exhibitors: producers, dyers and makers, from near and far!
A feast for the senses - lots to see, squidge, smell, plenty of chatting and cakes (not just of the yarn variety!) So much colour and texture I was really spoilt for choice!
There were workshops and demonstrations by the Birmingham WSD guild.
Great squeals of excitement  accompanied the arrival of two alpacas - seeing them strolling past the door in urban Brum was a surreal sight!
I did a quick browse all the way round, chatting to some of the very talented and helpful exhibitors, then made my way back to purchase some items!

 These inventive stitch markers are from Yarnistry - so bright, cheerful and very useful!

Couldn't resist some Whovian and other dainty stitch markers from Owl about Yarn

There were so many fantabulously colourful yarns and fibres, it was difficult to choose, 
but Yarn Angels are a new duo of dyers from just round the corner! 
Not only did I love their colour combos, but the names were imaginative too - I am now the proud squidger of a Bird of Paradise, 

 and neon 8os movie inspired yarn!

I was intrigued by other names in their range: Unicorn Fart, Dragons Breath, Toxic Waste, Toad of Toad Hall and Bruce Banner vs Hulk....such inventive creations and colours!

You can see more pictures of the excitement on the stitches and hos blog....
Hope there'll be another one next year....