2016 Woolly Sheep Project

One of the things that we most love about Yarndale is the way that it brings so many people together to celebrate a shared love of yarn and creativity. The community spirit that exists within the yarn-loving world is amazing, and lucky us, we get to experience this every year through our famous Creative Community […]


Yarndale 2016 : Fundraising

OXFAM Oxfam Skipton raised £220 from the Bag Creche at this year’s Yarndale, and collected a staggering FIFTY (50!!) sacks of yarn from the Yarn Amnesty which is incredible!! Some of the donated yarn will be sold in the Skipton shop and the rest will be used by OMG (Oxfam Makers Group) who make beautiful […]


Little Woolly Sheep

Summer is here and there are only twelve weeks left before we open wide the Yarndale doors for the fourth year. It’s an exciting time for the Yarndale team as we work hard to make our festival a fun, exciting and inspirational event for our amazing exhibitors and our thousands of visitors. Those of you […]


Flowers for Memories

Now that Summer is here, preparations for Yarndale 2015 are in full woolly swing. The team are busy working on all manner of things in preparation for this year’s event, but today we would like to introduce the Creative Community Display that we are organising. If you’ve been following Yarndale’s journey since the beginning, then […]


Yarndale 2015 Calendar

The Yarndale 2015 calendar features twelve beautiful images styled and photographed in the Yorkshire Dales. Two members of the Yarndale team had a heap load of fun creating a calendar which celebrates the joy of yarn and handmade living. Between them, Carole and Lucy took more than three hundred photographs featuring knitting, crochet, felting, tapestry, […]


Yarndale 2014 : Fundraising

  This year Yarndale helped to raise valuable funds for  some wonderful local and National charities. The Park and Ride  was a great success for our visitors this year, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of two wonderful charities. The Rotary Club of Skipton runs a charity car park in the grounds […]


The Egg Cosy Challenge

Those of you who visited Yarndale last year may remember our Tea Cosy Challenge. It was was a huge success with 31 amazing tea cosies made by our talented visitors to raise money for Macmillan Nurses. This was a joint venture between Yarndale and local business The Tempest Arms, and we were both thrilled by […]


Mandalas for Yarndale

In 2013, the impressive display of crochet bunting at Yarndale wowed visitors and caused a great deal of admiration and excitement. The bunting will be hung once again this year but will be playing second fiddle to a new creative Star of the Show…..the Mandalas!! One of the Yarndale team members is author of the […]


The Yarndale Bunting

This is the story of the Yarndale Bunting, the incredible creative display that wowed visitors to Yarndale 2013. The amazing display of crochet bunting was co-ordinated by Yarndale team member Lucy, author of the popular creative lifestyle blog Attic24. Lucy was inspired by the knitted bunting created by Women’s Weekly magazine which hung at the […]


Yarndale & Oxfam

Yarndale and Oxfam Skipton recently got chatting and together they hatched a Creative Plan. Oxfam told Yarndale that it was desperately seeking yarn for a new creative venture it wished to launch. So Yarndale offered to ask all the lovely visitors coming to the festival to bring with them a few unwanted balls of yarn […]