Yarndale’s third year and it’s gone from strength to strength. Great to have a proper yarn festival virtually on my doorstep. I wish there were more throughout the year as it’s such a great event for enthusiasts.
The mandala’s looked even better this year – last year they were high up so you couldn’t really see the details but this year some of them were near the cafe area and you could get a good look – and they provided a good background for the ukelele band!
The bunting – turning into a bit of a Yarndale tradition – more than 6000 were sent to Lucy at Attic 24 (one of the organisers) in 2013 and they’re still going strong.
And the Flowers for Memories display was lovely. They’ll be used to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimers Society.
There is such a variety of things to see and do – the animals are always popular. Some of the sheep are so tame I’m sure they’re dogs in disguise.
The alpaca’s are just gorgeous.
And the bunnies – I cant describe in words how soft their fur is.
Lucy of Attic 24 fame was hard at work in her crochet corner – here’s just a selection from her bit on Saturday.
There are so many different things to do and see – as someone who loves stranded colourwork I was especially keen to see Susan Crawford’s stand and the Vintage Shetland Project – can’t wait for the book to be published.
The Island Wool Company were there too with some beautiful designs. I bought the pattern and wool to make the jumper in yellow – gorgeous isn’t it?
And Marie Wallin was there this year – her work is just fantastic – works of art in yarn.
There is such a variety of things to see – I’ll leave you with some more images of the day. Oh and just a tip if you visit – in the morning if was very, very busy and difficult to see things properly, but by mid-afternoon the crowds really thin out and you can have a really good look round at everything.
See you in Skipton next year ….
When the bank account has recovered …