Upcoming Events 2017
We are looking forward to showcasing Suri Alpaca fleece and yarn at the following events.
A fantastic range of luxurious yarns and accessories plus beautiful handmade items.
Spring into Wool, 8th April, The Grammer School, Leeds
As well as loads of wonderful stands selling a wide range of products, we're here to promote the theme of inspiration and learning by including plenty of free workshops, paid workshops, presentations, displays and a "knit and natter" area - all aimed at helping people to share their skills and passion for wool crafts.
And it's not all about knitting! ... there's also spinning and dyeing and weaving and crocheting and dry felting and wet felting.
Woolfest, 23rd & 24th June, Cockermouth
Woolfest was founded to provide a showcase and a celebration of the best of wool and wool crafts. The event is all about creativity and design with beautiful quality, amazing colours and skilled craftsmanship. A wealth of advice. A bank of knowledge. A treat for the senses. A treasure trove of natural fibres.
British Wool Show, 8th & 9th July, Thirsk
Once again the aim of British Wool Show will be to support the Campaign for wool in raising the profile of British Wool and the many products produced by the British Textile industry.
What ever your chosen craft there will be exciting treasures for you to discover as you explore the stands at our show. Not only will you find wool from fleece to finished items, but other items you will need to spin, weave, knit, crochet, hand dye, cross stitch, embroider or make felt.
We aim to enable the continuation of the crafts of hand spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving, felting and crochet to name but a few. We do this by showcasing the very best of these crafts, by providing inspiration and advice when needed and our wide range of artisan producers offering any equipment and accessories you could wish for.
Yarndale, 23rd & 24th September, Skipton
Described as a “creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful”, Yarndale plays host to an impressive selection of talented and passionate exhibitors. Stunning exhibitions, skill demonstrations and a full programme of textile workshops create a visual feast and make Yarndale a real must-visit for yarn lovers.
Come and enjoy the fun and friendly atmosphere where you can socialise, learn new skills, soak up the creative vibes and shop to your heart’s content. Whether it’s knitting, crochet, spinning, dyeing or felting, you will find something at Yarndale to delight and inspire you…
Bakewell Wool Gathering, 14th & 15th October, Bakewell
The Gathering is an event for wool and yarn lovers based at Bakewell Agricultural Centre. As well as stalls selling everything you could want – wool, needles, spinning wheels and all things woolly.
Bakewell is the ideal location for a woolly event, in the centre of England and easily accessed from across the Midlands, North-West, North Wales and Yorkshire.
Kendal Wool Gathering, 28th & 29th October, Kendal
Celebrating Kendal’s wool heritage. Returning for its fourth Kendal Wool Gathering mixes demonstrations, fun activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built. Stands and stalls representing all aspects of commercial wool products, including carpets, looms, spinning wheels and crafts will be on display. Outside there will be livestock, walks and talks. Linked fun events take place throughout the Kendal.
Last year’s partners included Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Wordsworth Trust, Kendal's Quaker Tapestry and The Factory. The Lancs and Lakes Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will be giving demonstrations again this year.
Nottingham Yarn Expo, 11th & 12th November, Nottingham
Nottingham and its environs have a deep and rich history of lace, textiles and world renowned design. With this strong connection to the fibre community the Notinham Yarn Expo aims to bring together the most fabulous yarn companies, designers and artisans housed in one contemporary city centre venue.
Haddon Hall Winter Artisan Market, 17th, 18th & 19th November, Derbyshire
Haddon Hall will be opening its doors again for a 3 day market, showcasing the wares of local artisans.
Castle Ashby Crafts for Christmas, 25th & 26th November, Northampton
Handmade UK crafts from leading designer makers. Held in heated, lit and carpeted marquees. Free Parking