Yarningham Festival is Birmingham's celebrated black led Indie Yarn Fest run by Sara, Helen, Lilith and Venetia aka Stitches & Hos.
A one off magazine to celebrate Yarningham Online 2021. Yarn + Stitch magazine is the physical aspect of this year’s online festival, in the way that the show brochure is a memento of the customers' visit to the festival.
With Yarn + Stitch magazine, the Yarningham Team wanted to create something permanent, a tangible, physical item, beautifully designed with fantastic content and exclusive patterns. They chose the theme of friendship and connections for the magazine, which is really the basis of Yarningham. Everything within the magazine goes back to the aims and values set out when creating their festival.
72 pages with an introduction by Jeanette Sloan
7 exclusive patterns for a variety of stitch based crafts, beautifully photographed and illustrated
5 Midlands Maker Spotlights - Short articles written by Midlands based makers with yarn and stitch at the heart of their work.
Yarn - The String That Binds by Gaye Glasspie
Pattern Recognition - Factory Records to Recording Factories by Sam Meech
Invest in Platonic Intimacy by Rida Suleri-Johnson
A comic strip featuring Yarningham mascots Boris and Donald illustrated by Ruth Green
Sylvia Watts-Cherry, Noriko Ho, Sandra Gutierrez, Tina Francis, Scott Smith of Crystal Yarn, Jayalakshmi MH of Apoorva Designs and Gurinder Hatchard.
Printed in the UK. Print only, no digital download available Pattern information available here
We sell beautiful and useful things for makers. Our products are sourced with care and consideration for those who make them and we work with smaller companies and individuals whose sourcing and manufacturing process are transparent.
We hope to be an inclusive company and strive to create an environment that is welcoming and embraces diversity, both with our online presence, the makers we represent, our physical pop-ups events and our collaborations.
We welcome suggestions about how we can improve our approach.
We donate monthly to theses two amazing charities:
* Labour Behind the Label
* The Runnymede Trust.