Yarningham we’re coming for you!

The countdown to Yarningham is well and truly on! Our team at Loch Ness Knit Fest are really excited to visit this event for the first time. You’ll find us with a stand in the social area, all designed to connect knitters and yarn enthusiasts as we share our passion for the craft. Please do come along and say hello. We’ve been told there will be some scrumptious cakes available too.

We never realised quite how easily we could get to Birmingham from the Highlands of Scotland. And having recently discovered a direct flight between Inverness and Birmingham, we are delighted to confirm we’ll be part of this woolly event 14-15th July 2018.

Firstly, taking a look at the marketplace, where do we even start with our shopping list? 38 vendors stocking everything from beautiful yarns to haberdashery. This is what we love most about a knitting festival, it brings all these sellers together under one roof and gives us an opportunity to really get immersed in the textures, colours and other woolly wonders. Yarningham is run by such a passionate team, made up of volunteers and they’ve built this event from the ground up, attracting vendors from across the country.

They’ve got some really nifty ideas too. One being the Yarn Doctor where attendees can bring along a project that they’re stuck with for advice and top-tips in an appointment with the expert. We’ve already packed a few bits and bobs that have had us scratching our heads on the ‘next steps’.

Workshop wise, well wow, what a selection to pick from. There really are some great teachers and classes in the mix. It’s the 3D Knitting that caught our attention. We’ve heard Renee Callaghan is a fabulous teacher who loves textiles and the technical challenge of knitting whilst producing something both useful and beautiful. If you’re keen to know a bit more about her approach to knitting, you can check our the EastLondonKnit Podcast.