Yarndale is such a wonderful show to visit – a festival of creativity. Nestled in a livestock auction market in picturesque Skipton in Yorkshire, it really is a highlight in every knitters and crocheters calendar. Yarndale is organised by just 5 people together with a host of volunteers who are all passionate about their local town and the thriving community that exists there. As well as amazing crafts people from all over the UK selling their wares, there are some great workshops to try. You might even bump into yarnie celebrities such as Lucy from Attic 24, Jane Crowfoot and Rachel Coopey.
Last year we previewed Yarn Stories to the great knitting and crochet public at Yarndale and we had such fun that this year we are getting ready to go again. We will be selling all of our yarns as well as our first two books. So if you have always wanted to squidge our balls do come and say hello to us on stand 83.
Skipton is a very historic town with a strong tradition of textile manufacturing and sheep rearing in the area. In fact the name Skipton literally means Sheep town. If you are planning to go to the show try to leave a bit of time to explore the 900-year-old castle as well.