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.


Yarndale Make Along With…

We have some exciting news!

We are aware that the pandemic has fuelled an interest in starting to knit and crochet, but we also know that people may be uncertain about where to start, what they may need or how to get going with the process.

So, we are delighted to be launching our own series of videos where Emma and other members of the Yarndale team will share their creative makes, step-by-step, to help you make yours.

In the first two videos, Emma follows her own patterns to create a simple, yet incredibly versatile, cotton cloth (crochet & knit). You can join along the process together with Emma in real time to create your own cotton cloth, or simply watch to unwind.

And to support the videos, we are also offering specific Yarndale Make Along With… Kits.

The Yarndale Make Along With Emma Crochet Kit contains everything a crochet beginner needs to get started and be able to crochet Emma’s cotton cloth. And the Yarndale Make Along With Emma Knitting Kit contains everything to knit the cloth. 

Find out more 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!

Click here for all the details, patterns and delivery information
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

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 where we can get together on Zoom each month to chat while we make (and meet in person once lockdown restrictions have eased).   

Bring a glass of wine, a cup of tea or a slice of cake and let’s share the joy of making, together. 

We will post details of the next Craft Club shortly.

To join, please sign up here


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 Download our Vesey Hat pattern by Jane Ellison

[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 [email protected] Competition

(Updated 14th December 2020)

Thank you to everyone who entered our competition in conjunction with West Yorkshire Spinners to win a year’s supply of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature Sock yarn (52 balls). We had some amazingly creative entries and we loved seeing your designs. 

Richard Longbottom from WYS has now selected the overall winner and he was so impressed with the standard of the makes that he has also selected two runners-up who will both receive a ball of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply.

Please click here to see the winning entry and the runner-up designs.