London's knitting and crochet addicts were in for a treat last weekend, with the first ever Yarnporium show.
Organisers Yarn In The City launched the event, with a marketplace and exclusive workshops, after the success of their London Yarn Crawl last year.
Yarnporium turned out to be was a yarn lover’s dream with a veritable smorgasbord of indie dyers from across the UK and some star guests too.
Rachel Coopey of CoopKnits was there with her popular Socks Yeah! yarn, including some yummy new colours. Meanwhile, Kat Goldin was teaching knit/crochet photography and launching new patterns and kits from The Crochet Project, a joint venture with Joanne Scrace of Not So Granny.
Other highlights included Baa Ram Ewe (above) with their Titus and Dovestone yarns and EasyKnits, featuring some delicious sock yarns - Rio was our fave shade. We also fell in love with naturally-dyed fluffy skeins and recycled tweed bags from WoollenFlower (below).
It was hard to resist the hand-spun pom pom hanks from Ananuca Yarns, who sell Fair Trade yarns sourced from Chile (above), plus the speckled Hedgehog Fibres skeins from A Yarn Story, and the glorious hand-dyed offerings from Travel Knitter and Devon Sun Yarns (below).
Eventually we succumbed to a cheeky hank of Nebula sock yarn from the super-lovely Helen at The Wool Kitchen, but it would have been easy to empty our bank accounts as there were gorgeous yarns on every stall!
Here’s to the return of Yarnporium in 2017. We’ll definitely be back!