Mini Yarn Market Vendors Round 2

Ok, on with the next round of enabling for all you Yarn Crawlers...because that's what we're here for!

The Mini Yarn Market will be Yarn in the City's third show, and Textile Garden has been at all of them. Their fantastic array of buttons and brooches are always popular, and there's always a crowd around the booth looking for the perfect finishing touch for their most recent knit!

We've got another great pairing up next - the amazing dyers behind this year's custom colourways for the GLYC Anniversary KAL - Travelknitter and The Wool Kitchen

Photo credit Charlotte Powell

These two dyers have very different styles, but their colourways work together so well, that their combined stall is a thing of beauty. Travelknitter will be bringing a full range of her gorgeous Tanami, including Midnight Fireflies and a special batch of Fireflies Dark! Be sure to check out what other new beauties they may have brought to the show...

We're excited to have Walcot Yarns, the brain child of shop owners Carmen Schmidt and Sharon Spencer, joining us from Bath, with their gorgeous Opus yarn, which launched to great acclaim at this year's Edinburgh Yarn Festival!

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Available in an array of gorgeous, saturated shades, as well as undyed white and grey, Opus is a wonderful mix of merino and alpaca, that makes for a super luxurious yarn!

I don't know about the rest of you, but my stash enhancement restraint is stretched to the breaking point, and we still have one more round of vendors to share with you. So. Much. Yarn.

Mini Yarn Market Vendors Round 1

This year's GLYC has a special event in the evening: our Mini Yarn Market, to be held with the GLYC after party at Central Hall Westminster. We're super excited about the group of vendors that will be bringing their goodies to our party, and wanted to give you a sneak preview of who's coming and what they'll be bringing.

First up is An Caitin Beag, who's gorgeous silver jewellery is always a temptation! In addition to her stunning shawl pins and stitchmarker jewellery, Marna is brining a new item to the Mini Yarn Market - stitch marker kits!

Silver penannular pins

Silver penannular pins

Each kit will contain beads, wire and crimps, a notions tins, and full instructions! (There are optional tools available as well if you need them.) We can't wait to see these in person!

Next up are former partners on the YitC Event Market: Inspiration Knits and Countess Ablaze, who are teaming up once again to provide glorious yarns and fabulous patterns all in the same place.

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Their combo booth was a huge hit at last year's Yarnporium, so we're really looking forward to seeing this partnership again in September!

Last up for this first round of vendors is the amazing Knitting Goddess from Yorkshire!

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The Knitting Goddess dyes British yarns sourced from UK flocks and processed and spun in the UK. Her colours are beyond glorious, and we're hoping we can get to the booth to snatch up some of her mini skeins before the hoards descend!

Thanks to all of our vendors for coming with their pretties to the Mini Yarn Market - we're looking forward to seeing you all!

And stay tuned for round 2 of previews...

Episode 46: Mad About Colour

We're back from Yarndale with lots of colourful news to share, including interviews with Alexa from Tin Can Knits (and a giveaway of their new book!) and Joy from The Knitting Goddess!

We had a great time at Yarndale on the Porpoise Fur stand. Many thanks to @Mariette694 for taking this super photo!

We had a great time at Yarndale on the Porpoise Fur stand. Many thanks to @Mariette694 for taking this super photo!

Sponsor:

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Shout outs, news and events:

3rd-9th October: Spinzilla

5-9th October: Knitting & Stitching Show, Ally Pally - If you're going, please say hello to our awesome sponsor Michelle from The Loveliest Yarn Company who will be on stand C28 with her beautiful yarns!

8th October: Little Grey Girl birthday party, Countess Ablaze Studio in Manchester

9th October: YARN the movie, various locations - we'll be at Hackney Picturehouse in London

10th-16th October: UK Wool Week

15th October: Stitch Solihull stitch up

22nd-23rd October: Bakewell Wool Gathering

29th-30th October: Kendal Wool Gathering 

L-R: Brioche with Renée Callahan, Crochet for Knitters with Joanne Scrace, Yarn & Fibre 101 with Julia Billings and Knitting the Landscape with Karie Westermann - just a few of the workshops on offer at this year's Yarnporium.

L-R: Brioche with Renée Callahan, Crochet for Knitters with Joanne Scrace, Yarn & Fibre 101 with Julia Billings and Knitting the Landscape with Karie Westermann - just a few of the workshops on offer at this year's Yarnporium.

But of course our big and exciting news is that advance tickets and workshop registration for Yarnporium the 5th and 6th of November are now available! 

We're thrilled with the stellar line-up of tutors and classes that we've arranged for the Yarnporium. Classes run 3 hours each and are on both Saturday and Sunday with offerings from Julia Billings, Renée Callahan, Kat Goldin, Joanne Scrace, Juju Vail and Karie Westermann. Click here to see the list of all workshops or click here to register or buy your tickets!

What we're working on:

Allison is working on the sleeves of her Porpoise Fur handspun sweater (see? they're hidden in the photo above!) as well as getting ready for Spinzilla this week. What to spin? What to spin?

Rachel was too busy getting ready for Yarndale (and recovering from Yarndale) to get much knitting done but did manage to finish her sweater design in The Fibre Co.'s new Arranmore yarn which will be an exclusive pattern for A Yarn Story. 

Mad About Colour

The Knitting Goddess herself, Joy, and partner Bobbie

The Knitting Goddess herself, Joy, and partner Bobbie

Our theme for this episode is a colourful one thanks to the release of Tin Can Knits latest book Mad Colour and a new collaboration between The Knitting Goddess and Blacker Yarns for Blacker's St. Kilda limited edition lace weight. We interview both Alexa from Tin Can Knits and Joy from The Knitting Goddess with lots of chatter about colour and why we love it.

Some of our favourites from Tin Can Knits' latest book, Mad Colour. L-R: Bounce, Marley, Prism

Some of our favourites from Tin Can Knits' latest book, Mad Colour. L-R: Bounce, Marley, Prism

Mad Colour Giveaway!

Tin Can Knits have kindly given as a copy of the Mad Colour e-book to give away to a lucky listener! If you'd like to enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on these show notes by Thursday, 13th October.

Tell us which pattern you'd knit first, your favourite colour, and your Ravelry name so that we can notify you if you're the winner. We'll announce the winner on the next episode of the podcast. Good luck!


You can find the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio and us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, in our Yarn in the City group on Ravelry, or in person on Wednesday nights at our knit night at The Goat on the Rise between 7 and 10pm. Everyone’s really friendly and we hope to see you there!

Have a great couple of weeks and we’ll chat with you soon!

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