Charities and Guilds

Welcome to our Charities and Guilds section which features some of our local guilds and charities doing fantastic work within local communities.

We are keen to support this work and each year Yarndale continues to strengthen its links within the community raising funds for local charities. This year we are proud to support Martin House in its mission to provide care and support for babies, children and young people and their families.

For more information about Martin House and to see this year’s Worldwide Creative Project, please visit the Yarndale Hub.

Craven Guild of Lacemakers

Craven Guild of Lacemakers are a self-help group who meet in Skipton to make all kinds of lace, from bobbin lace, needlelace, knitted lace to tatting.

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Knitting and Crochet Guild

We are a national charity celebrating the best of knitting and crochet. Come and learn about what we do, see some fascinating objects and chat about your own yarn projects.

Skipton Embroiderers’ Guild

Displays of inspiring stitched art and embellished textiles. Why not drop in for a chat or try some stitching with our FREE drop-in workshop suitable for all abilities and ages.

Knitted Knockers

The Knitted Knockers UK authorised volunteers (Knockerettes) knit or crochet bespoke, washable and adjustable 100% cotton Prostheses and acrylic yarn Aquas free of charge, for women who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy .

We had a very worthwhile and enjoyable visit to Yarndale last year so it is sad that we can’t meet up with the visitors and Yarndale Team again this year. So the best way to find out more about the charity and and the fundraising items in our online shop, is to visit our website.

Martin House

To help children and young people with a life-limiting condition, along with their families, to live well and fully, offering the best possible end of life care and support to the family in bereavement.