Yarndale is a brand-new fiber festival, held in Skipton, Yorkshire, in the UK. A tiny market town, charming as one could hope for, Skipton was overwhelmed by the arrival of The Knitters as we clogged their roadways and filled their pubs after the show was over. This first show, launched by a team of seven clever women, was an unqualified success, with vendors reporting stellar sales, especially on the first day. New-event hiccups like running out of parking spaces and half-hour lineups for the loo were solved by the 2nd day, as the organizers rejigged the parking plan, and brought in lots of portable toilets.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the event, the variety of the vendors and public response. It was a joyful place to be. Here, a selection of pictures from the weekend.
Read more about this incredible bunting project here.
So much more, but hopefully you get the idea. An event on a scale with Rhinebeck’s legendary Sheep & Wool Festival, in terms of quality and variety (and one can only hope it will grow to Rhinebeck’s size as years go on). Worth a visit? An unqualified yes from me.