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Celebrating the brilliance of yarn in all its forms, our award-winning festival brings together over 180 makers, craft workers, retailers, and artisans in the picturesque market town of Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Keen to encourage and inspire creativity in everyone, we work with an extensive mix of enthusiastic exhibitors, tutors and speakers to showcase the pleasure of making and the beautiful yarns, threads and textiles on offer.

The show is designed to encourage everyone to share ideas. To spark your own creativity with the chance to meet and chat with exhibitors from all over the country and beyond, get thoroughly enthused by new project possibilities and a fabulous range of yarny stuff, to celebrate all things handmade and generally get creative with yarn. Every aspect of the yarn journey is represented, from the woolly animals themselves, through the various stages of production to the beautiful finished products. Visitors are able to try their hand at all sorts of skills and techniques in a range of workshops led by experienced practitioners.

Yarndale is well known for exuberant displays of our Worldwide Creative Projects bringing a heart-warming visual celebration of colour, community and creativity. Visitors have been able to walk under a kilometre of colourful woolly bunting strung from the ceiling, or gaze at a stunning array of more than a thousand crocheted mandalas.

Have a look at the fanastic list of exhibitors: https://yarndale.co.uk/exhibitor-list/