Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Yarningham Knitting Festival To Launch In Birmingham

Image courtesy of Yarningham
Knitting festivals are so popular that each year sees new ones to add to the knitting calendar. I've already blogged about LochessKnitFest that's taking place in Scotland for the first time between 29th September and 2nd October. Now Birmingham, England's second largest city, is launching a yarn festival. Yarningham (get the mash up between the words Birmingham and yarn?) will take place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July.

A list of the contributors reveals small, indie brands, many of whom I haven't heard of. It looks like it will be a great opportunity to buy one-off yarns and knitting patterns. For those who prefer a big name brand there will be ten-year-old stalwart TOFT showcasing its repertoire.

The indie brands include:

If that's not enough to tempt you to Yarningham then hear this: it's taking place in the Birmingham suburb of Bourneville, very near to Cadbury World. It's theoretically possible to feed your yarn and chocolate addictions all in one day!

A day ticket at Yarningham costs £5 plus a 50p booking fee. For more details visit the Yarningham website.

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