Welcome to our Hub

This is where you can find out our latest news and all the details of new activities as they happen.

You can also visit our Image Gallery featuring your amazing creative makes which we will be updating regularly and learn more about our Worldwide Creative Project.

There’s also news about our Craft Club, organised together with Great Place: Lakes and Dales, which will start on 20th November 2020. 


[email protected] 2020

Thank you for all your support and participation in our first digital Yarndale. We hope you had a great weekend and were inspired to learn new skills and find out more about our creative exhibitors.

We were delighted that we had over 11,000 visitors over the course of the weekend with many joining us from overseas.

You can read about it here.

Our Worldwide Creative Project

One of the most exciting parts of Yarndale is the creative challenges we set and the enthusiastic response from everyone who joins in, and we certainly weren’t disappointed when we set the challenge for 2020.

We asked you to make colourful dishcloths to help raise money for Martin House Hospice Care, our chosen charity for 2020, and we’re overjoyed that you have sent us a grand total of 1,386!

Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospice had been forced to cancel its fundraising events and has seen its income plummet as the country went into lockdown.

By making your dishcloths, we can help raise money for this fantastic cause and make a real difference to families supported by the charity.

All the dishcloths we’ve received from you will be sold at Yarndale 2021. So, there’s still a lot more time to keep making them!

Please keep sending in your Dishcloths.

Watch a video by Roma from Martin House.

A big Thank You from Roma from Martin House.

Watch her video below.

Click here to see a selection of the dishcloths we’ve received from you
Your Makes

You are all very talented! Thank you to everyone who has sent us a photo of your creative masterpieces.

Can you spot yours in our Image Gallery Inspired by these socks? buy our yarn here

Our [email protected] Competition

Would you like to win a year’s supply of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature Sock yarn (52 balls!)?

If yes, we have a fantastic competition for you!

All you have to do is email us a picture of your creative socks by 5pm on 30th November 2020 and Richard Longbottom from West Yorkshire Spinners will choose the winner! They can be any socks, made with any yarn, knitted or crocheted – we just want to see how creative you can be!

Please send all your entries to [email protected], and the winner will be notified on 14th December – just in time for Christmas.

If you’ve already sent us some pictures of your socks for our image gallery, please do resubmit them if you wish to enter the competition.

Good Luck!

Terms and conditions apply.
Please click here for the details.

Craft Club – You’re all Invited!

Crafting, knitting, sewing and making….the beauty of these is that you can do them solo and without leaving the house. But sometimes, a bit of social crafting is just what we need!

Yarndale and Great Place: Lakes and Dales have joined forces to organise a making club. We’ll be getting together on Zoom each month to chat while we make, and will meet in person once lockdown restrictions have eased.   

Bring a glass of wine, a cup of tea, a slice of cake or even all three and let’s share the joy of making, together. Oh and at the first session we’ll also be asking for your help to name the club!

The first Craft Club will take place on 19th November at 6pm, and then every third Thursday of every month.  

To join, please sign up here. We look forward to seeing you there. 


Image credit: Kristyna Baczynski

Free Hope Patterns

Please find below 2 Free Hope Patterns for you to download.

We love seeing your creative makes, so do share them with us via our social media channels.

Exclusive Sock Pattern by Joanne Whitehead Little Crochet Christmas Stockings by Hooked by Design