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6,500 visitors enjoyed Skipton's first Yarndale Festival
9:00am Sunday 20th October 2013 in News
Skipton’s first Yarndale festival was declared an outstanding success with 6,500 visitors from all over the world flocking to the town.
Held at the auction mart, Yarndale was described as “a creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful”.
Metres of crochet bunting – created from more than 6,200 triangles sent from 31 countries – were strung in trees outside, as well as throughout the main entrance hall.
Yarndale played host to 161 exhibitors, who brought an inspiring mix of natural yarn, fibre, haberdashery, hand-made garments, artwork and even animals to Skipton. Stars of the show included alpacas and angora rabbits.
Visitors were able to try their hand at all sorts of textile-based skills in the workshop theatre and the weekend rounded off with music from Settle Brass Band.
Organiser Emma Sandoe said: “The success exceeded all our expectations.”
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