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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 […]