I'm super excited to be attending Yarndale again this year. Are you going too? I'll be wearing my logo badge - say hello if you see me! "Held over two days in the picturesque market town of Skipton, North Yorkshire, Yarndale brings together over 180 talented exhibitors keen to share their passion for all things woolly. During the two day festival, Skipton’s Auction Mart is transformed into an exciting and inspirational market place for yarn lovers. Artisans and retailers of the highest quality are selected to exhibit at Yarndale which makes it very inspiring for anyone with a love of yarn. We encourage you to chat to the exhibitors, get thoroughly inspired and fill your bag with yarny goodies to take home. Our aim is to create a little slice of woolly paradise, we really want to see those creative sparks flying! The festival is designed to encourage the sharing of skills and inspire visitors to celebrate all things handmade and get creative with yarn. Every aspect of the yarn journey will be represented, from the woolly animals themselves, through the various stages of production to the beautiful finished products. Throughout the weekend, visitors can try their hand at all sorts of textile based skills in the workshop theatre. Led by a group of talented and experienced local artists, there will be an exciting programme of creative workshops again this year. Yarndale has become well known for it’s exuberant creative displays. Visitors can walk under a whole ceiling decked out with over a kilometre of colourful woolly bunting, or gaze at a stunning display of more than one thousand crocheted mandalas. Described as “magical”, these stunning creative displays are a heart warming visual celebration of colour, community and creativity. Now in it’s third year, Yarndale has quickly established itself as a must-visit event for yarn enthusiasts from all over the UK as well as abroad. During the weekend, more than 7,000 visitors are expected to flock to the town to enjoy the festival, making it a great success for both exhibitors and visitors alike. We very much look forward to welcoming you."