Yarn Tasting at the Pom Pom Quarterly Seaside Shindig #unwindbrighton

We’re a bit slow off the mark, but maybe it’s because we’ve only just about recovered from all the fun we had at Unwind Brighton. So here’s a belated catch up from an amazing weekend celebrating all that the independent knitting community in the UK and further afield has to offer.

Above is a photo of some of the little balls of yarn that went into our Seaside Shindig goodie bags. Each party-goer got to “taste” 3 of the yarns on offer on our menu of stallholders from the marketplace. Yum!

In case you weren’t able to attend the party (it was very much sold out!) here’s the list of the yarns on the menu. We highly recommend checking these out – they’re some of our favourites!

Thanks so much to these fabulous yarn dyers and producers and also to SOAK for contributing their wares to the goodie bags!

Pom Pom Quarterly Seaside Shindig #unwindbrighton

We had such a great time putting on the party, not least because we got to host a yarn-themed pub quiz! Teams really put their heads together, guessing the answers to our woolly questions. It was so much fun! The winning team won a Pom Pom tote full of wonderful yarn from the likes of Lioness Arts, as well as patterns from the lovely Joji and Juju (two of our favourite designers with catchy “J” names!).

Pom Pom Quarterly Seaside Shindig #unwindbrightonWe met lots of new friends at the party and got to catch up with old ones. If you stayed to the very end, you might have caught us getting down on the dance floor to the groovy tunes from John Arbon (spinner extraordinaire of both records and yarn).

Pom Pom at  #unwindbrighton

When we weren’t yarn-partying, we were on our stand in the beautiful surrounds of Brighton Dome. A prettier setting for a knitting festival we never did see.

We put our fancy-schmancy Instax mini to good use and got some shots of friends and helpers enjoying themselves over the weekend:

Pom Pom Quarterly Seaside Shindig #unwindbrighton

Pom Pom at  #unwindbrighton

Pom Pom at  #unwindbrighton

Beautiful yarns from the Nature’s Luxury stand:

Pom Pom Quarterly | Nature's Luxury yarn at #unwindbrighton

There was so much to see over the weekend and we got to debut some new merchandise ourselves, including these rad tote bags:

New Pom Pom Tote Bags! #survivaloftheknittestWe also had a wonderful limited edition Seaside Shindig poster for sale, Pom Pom badges and an amazing custom-designed project bag for sale (more on that soon!). There are still some totes, badges and prints available and they are now online! So grab ’em while you can! 

The Unwind Dream Team | Pom Pom Quarterly | #unwinbrightonWhew! It was exhausting just re-living all that fun! Above’s a snapshot of the dream team behind Unwind Brighton, minus the mastermind, Dani. They all did an amazing job of making this a weekend of yarny love we’ll not soon forget.

Brighton Pavillion at Night | Pom Pom Quarterly| #unwindbrighton




3 Responses to BRIGHTON TIMES

  1. Elise July 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    Hi Pompom team,
    Unwind was so much fun! I met wonderful people who sell yarns of perfect quality and ravishing colours.
    But how did you manage to have Sun and warm Weather too?
    Great job girls,
    PS: knitting quizz was so so hard for the French woman that I am! And there were so many questions…”Survival of the Knittest”, as you quote on your tote bag, indeed.

    • pompommag July 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

      We didn’t get too much time out in the sun, but it was lovely seeing it pouring through the windows of the beautiful venue!
      So sorry the quiz was difficult! We hope you learned some new knitting facts and made some new knitting friends anyway :)

  2. Charlene Roof July 31, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    Love the yarn bag and would love to receive this !!

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