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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Skipton Sheep Day

Every year on the first Sunday of July, Skipton hosts it’s annual Sheep Day event. Sheep Day is extremely popular and folk travel from far and wide to enjoy a day of lighthearted fun and games. There is a wide range of entertainments running throughout the day :: sheep racing, sheep sheering demonstrations, a petting […]

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The Yarn Walk

Skipton Auction Mart is the venue for Yarndale, and it is situated about a mile and a half from the town centre. As you can see from the above photograph, it is rather picturesque and nestles beautifully  amidst the rolling Yorkshire countryside. It’s super easy to arrive at the auction mart on wheels, and there […]

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The Patchwork Sheep

Last Summer when Yarndale became more than just a lot of excited chitter chatter, our first job was to come up with a logo. We wanted something fun and colourful, and something suitably creative and woolly. We were very fortunate to have a super-duper local designer working with us, and over a few cups of […]

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How the idea was born…

At the very top of Skipton’s beautiful High street there is a health food shop with a rather wonderful little vegetarian cafe on the first floor above. As you walk up the narrow stairs, you are greeted by the most delicious scent of home cooked food and great coffee. Mmmmmmmm! The cafe is small but […]