Yarndale is for everyone interested in wool and making, those who already knit and crochet and those who want to start.

It’s about making stuff from warm woollen socks and scarves to big blankets and cosy cushions and everything in between. And encouraging each other in various ways along the way.

Emma and Kate from the Yarndale team will be running making sessions throughout the summer and you’re all invited to join in and get involved. These are informal, fun and chatty sessions that are free to attend.

And every Thursday in term time from 7pm – 8pm at Skipton Town Hall, they run their weekly Yarndale Social; a meet up, make and mend session.

Skipton Pride Street Party
Sunday 9th July 2023 – Skipton Town Hall Complex

11.00am – 1.00pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm 

On Sunday 9th July the Pride Street Party promises an assortment of food, drink, and shopping opportunities, with a range of community stalls to explore. Indoor and outdoor entertainment and activities will be provided, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The day begins with a Get Ready for Pride event for young people at the town hall (10am). Glitter and face paints will be provided for those who would like to use them.

As part of the day, we will be running a Yarndale Pride Workshop in the Skipton Town Hall Education Room and you’re invited to make a Pride blanket with us. No experience is necessary as we will show you some simple knitting and crocheting techniques.

For more information about Skipton Pride, click here.

For more information, click here.

Skipton Now Summer Workshop Sessions
August 2023 – Skipton Library & Skipton Town Hall

Celebrating the textiles heritage of Skipton, come and join our woolly workshops to make and create. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome to try simple knitting and crochet techniques to make a bunting display to welcome visitors to Yarndale in September.

Tuesday 1st August

10.30am – 12.00pm  Skipton Library

1.30pm – 3.00pm  Skipton Town Hall

Saturday 5th August and Sunday 6th August

10.30am – 12pm Skipton Town Hall

Tuesday 15th August
10.30am – 12.00pm Skipton Library

Tuesday 29th August
10.30am – 12.00pm Skipton Library

Kilnsey Show
Tuesday 29th August 2023 – Kilnsey Showfield

2.00pm – 4.00pm

As the Yorkshire Dales’ premier agricultural show, Kilnsey Show has been marking the end of summer in the Dales since 1897. Set in the picturesque village of Kilnsey under the shadow of the spectacular Crag, the diverse selection of trade stands, demonstrations and amusements on the field ensures there’s something for everyone.

We will be running a making session in the Children’s Tent showcasing British Wool. Everyone welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kilnsey Show - Sheep Sheering

For more information about Kilnsey Show, click here.

Yarndale Social

Come and join us for a cuppa and a cosy hour as we crochet, chat, knit and stitch.

A weekly session at Skipton Town hall to meet up, make and mend.

Bring along your current woolly project, maybe some crochet you’re working on, your favourite jumper you’ve been meaning to darn or socks that need finishing and join us for a social session of chat and creativity.

Every Thursday 7-8pm during term time, in The Hub at Skipton Town Hall.

Last session is 20th July while we take a summer holiday break. Back on 7th September.

Refreshments provided. No need to book. Free admission. Please use the Jerry Croft entrance.