Pom Pom Quarterly + Unwind Brighton Seaside Shindig

It’s just one month until the very first Unwind Brighton knitting festival! We couldn’t be more excited, not least because we’re hosting the Saturday night party! (Have you seen this meme? We couldn’t agree more.)

A couple of weeks ago, we announced that the one and only John Arbon himself will be spinning some tunes on the night. He spins a beautiful yarn, and he spins an excellent record. (Warning: we will never get tired of this analogy.)

Now we have some more exciting Shindig news for you involving yarn tasting. We are so excited to announce the line-up of amazing yarnies who are contributing!

Eden Cottage Yarns – John Arbon – Juno – Little Grey Sheep
Kettle Yarn Co – Midwinter Yarns – Old Maiden Aunt
Skein Queen – Sweet Georgia – Uncommon Thread

Skein Queen yarn at the Pom Pom Quarterly Christmas PartyAbove: Skein Queen yarn at the Pom Pom Quarterly Christmas Party

Kettle Yarn Co at the Pom Pom Quarterly Christmas PartyAbove: Kettle Yarn Co at the Pom Pom Quarterly Christmas Party

Each Shindig partier will get a surprise mini-selection of these yarns to swatch with on the night! All the yarns will be 4 ply/fingering to DK, so bring your favourite needles for these weights.

Could we give you any more reasons than these to get your knit on with us? Why yes we could! The bulk of the night we’ll be quizzing up a storm, so be sure to brush up on your fibre-y trivia – there are prizes to be won! We’ll also have a spot of live music and of course the evening will be a wonderful opportunity to hobnob with all your favourite knitty friends. We can’t wait!

Not got yourself a ticket yet? We forgive you ;) We’ll even give you the chance to win a pair! Just leave us a comment below letting us know what you’re most looking forward to at Unwind. You can enter twice (or thrice!) by tweeting or posting on Facebook about the Shindig – just leave another comment here letting us know you did!

We’ll choose a winner in one week – that’s Friday the 20th of June – so get your entries in before then!

This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to Alexia! 

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  1. Yael June 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    Can’t wait to see all my yarn idols in person!!! I hope there will be a medic on site – just thinking about being in Brighton and seeing everyone makes my heart beat out of my chest!!!

    • Tal June 29, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

      hi where do u buy tickets?

      • pompommag June 30, 2014 at 3:12 am #

        Hi Yael, Tickets are sold out at the moment, but keep an eye out – there is a slim chance we might have a few more to release!

  2. alexia June 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm #

    Unwind my dream i just want to go there to see new yarn( like kettle yarn, john arbon textile yarn, habu yarn, i dont have the chance to have in my town and to see more knitters .
    Thank you pompom my best magazine ever.

  3. Claire Griffiths June 12, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    Oh yes please!
    I’m most looking forward to meeting with a community of knitters, not just online but face to face for once!

  4. Claire Griffiths June 12, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    I’ve now tweeted this for another entry

  5. Claire Griffiths June 12, 2014 at 10:27 pm #

    and shared it on facebook, both from my page and from my personal accounts.

  6. Alison June 13, 2014 at 12:05 am #

    I’m looking forward to everything! Taking a class with Veera Välimäki, the podcasters meet up and then descending into yarn nirvana!

  7. C.C. June 13, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    Looking forward to the podcaster meet-up on Saturday :-)

  8. C.C. June 13, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    Also shared on FB at

  9. Jo June 13, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    I’m also looking forward to the podcaster meet up, and helping out on the p-hop stall!

  10. Pj June 14, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    I’m looking forward to seeing all that yarny goodness in the market place and to meeting others knitters. Knitting by the seaside, could life get any better?

  11. Deb Hickman June 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    I can’t wait for the Unwind weekend and what a great way to finish off the Saturday at the Seaside Shindig.

  12. Kate Lancey-Smith June 15, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    A good old knitting knees up in Brighton – what could be better? I can’t wait to get my needles clacking, buy some gorgeous wool and turn to the dark side (in the crochet workshop!).

  13. Liesel June 17, 2014 at 8:01 am #

    I am looking forward to talks and the marketplace, of course, but most of all to meeting rav friends in real life!

  14. vicki June 19, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    Oooh lovely…most looking forward to catching up with knitty friends and admiring lots of lovely yarn.

  15. vicki June 19, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    I also tweeted and shared on facebook :)

  16. virgi June 20, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    I used to live in London before moving back to Italy, so Unwind is the perfect chance to meet up with my knitting friends.
    Unwind is alsoone week after my birthday, so the classes I’m attending are my own personal birthday present to myself… the fact is that some time has passed since I got the ticket, so I think I’ll have to take a look at the market in the “hope” of finding something for me; will need to defrost the credit card in time!

  17. Clare Devine June 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    I am most looking forward to meeting up with friends old and new, hanging out at the podcaster meet up and squishing all that lovely yarn. It is going to be fab, and it is just around the corner. Squeeeeee.

  18. Clare Devine June 20, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    I also tweeted @_ClareDevine

  19. alexia June 24, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    Thank you very much pompommag i’m so glad thank you again i send you a mail to notice my name but i don’t have any response just want to be 12 july tomorrow ahaha

    • pompommag June 25, 2014 at 3:27 am #

      Hi Alexia – we’ve emailed you back, hopefully you’ve got it! :)


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