WOOL and yarn enthusiasts including from the other side of the world will be making their way to Skipton this weekend (Satuday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24) for the Yarndale Festival.

The celebration of all things woolly will take place in Skipton Auction Mart, attracting exhibitors and visitors from all corners of the UK as well as from overseas, including Australia and New Zealand, to celebrate their shared love of yarn, knitting, crocheting and all things handmade.

The Gargrave Road mart's sheep pens will be transformed for the display of colourful yarns, threads and textiles, and also on display will be miles of bunting, made from individual knitted and crocheted triangles sent in from across the world in response to Yarndale's creative project in aid of Oxfam.

During the weekend, there will also be a diverse programme of workshops and talks in the ‘Yarndale Theatre’ to cater for everyone’s crafty passions.

There will also be live music from Jake Keating and Meghann Clancy.

The festival is open on Saturday (September 23) from 10am to 5.30pm; and on Sunday, from 10am to 4.30pm. Most time slots are already booked, but there are still a few tickets left for the mid-morning slot on Sunday. Tickets for both afternoons will be available on the door after 12.30pm.

Find out more, including booking workshops, at www.yarndale.co.uk.