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By knitandstitchuk, Jun 2 2015 03:14PM

Now in it's third year, Yarndale Festival promises to be better and brighter than ever so we ceratinly won't be missing out!


Following the fantastic trips we took last year, we will be running return coaches from Doncaster and York in order to attend the creative yarns show in Skipton, North Yorkshire on Sunday 27th September 2015.


Doncaster: The coach leaves the Market Car Park 9am and leaves Skipton at 4pm (arrives back in Doncaster approx 5:30pm). Tickets are £18.


York: The coach leaves Peasholme Green at 9am and leaves Skipton at 4pm (arrives back in York approx 5:30pm). Tickets are £20.


Tickets include your coach journey there and back and your entry ticket and brochure. Tickets are available to purchase directly from any of our shops , with cash payment required at the time of booking.

But hurry, places are already selling fast!


What is Yarndale?

If you haven't been to or heard about Yarndale before then you can take a look at their website here. It's a magical weekend at Skipton Auction Mart where thousands of crafters can gather at the festival market place to be inspired by hundreds of exhibitors with a love of all things woolly. Last year the place was decorated with beautiful knitted and crocheted bunting and there were such wonderful products and projects on display and to purchase that you didn't know where to look (or what to buy!).


All sorts of different produce (the majority of it independently made) are available, so whether it's knitting, crochet, felting, spinning, weaving or even lace making you are sure to find something to get your creative juices going. And if you can't wait to start your projects before you get home, there are plenty of seating areas where you can plonk yourself down with a brew and get your armoury out!

We also enjoyed meeting various animals some exhibitors took along, such as the super soft angora rabbits and the delightful alpacas (not for sale unfortunately!)

Tips:

• Wear some comfortable shoes as, although the market isn’t gigantic, you are sure to do a lot of walking.

• They do have food stalls and cafes there but it is worth taking some water and perhaps a packed lunch to save queuing – last year the weather was lovely so many of us sat outside to picnic!

• Take plenty of cash, although some stalls take cards and there is an ATM, again it just saves queuing – so more time for perusing!


We hope you can join our road trip or if our coaches are full...see you there! :)



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