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Yarndale festival to be staged at Skipton Auction Mart
8:00am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
A festival celebrating yarn will be held in Skipton this weekend.
More than 160 exhibitors are expected at Yarndale, which takes place at Skipton Auction Mart on Saturday and Sunday.
Organisers say that Yarndale will celebrate the beauty and diversity of wool, cotton, linen and silk fibres in all their forms.
The event will bring together a mix of retailers, manufacturers, craft workers and artisans from all over the country.
Yarndale was started to recognise the importance of sheep to the Dales landscape and economy and displays and stalls will feature a wide array of yarns, materials, haberdashery, kits and hand crafted goods.
There will also be creative demonstrations and workshops - including two master classes run by Toronto-based Amy Singer, editor of online knitting magazine, knitty.com.
The event’s Knit and Natter lounge will be hosted by Skipton resident, Lucy of Attic 24, a popular crochet blog with thousands of followers around the world.
Yarndale also has a partnership with train operator, Northern Rail. Visitors to the festival who travel by rail will get ten per cent off Yarndale merchandise and will also arrive on a traditional red double decker bus, which runs from the station to the festival.
The event will be open from 10am to 5.30pm on Saturday and 10am to 4.30pm on Sunday. Entry costs £5, but under 16s are free.
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