ORGANISERS of Skipton's Yarndale Festival Kate Beard and Emma Sandoe, have thanked the thousands of people who contributed to the event's Worldwide Creative Project - raising funds and awareness for Oxfam.

This year's challenge was to create colourful crocheted or knitted triangle bunting featuring individual appliqué capital letters to be joined together to form words summing up the Yarndale 'experience'.

The team received thousands of triangles which were displayed at September's weekend show held at Skipton Auction Mart forming words such as ‘knit’, ‘care’, ‘stitch’, ‘peace’ and ‘support’. They even received triangles spelling out ‘Leeds and Liverpool Canal.’ All the lettered triangles will be used as bunting in future shows.

A total of £1,040 was raised over the show weekend for Oxfam with a further £5,000 expected to be generated by the Skipton branch of Oxfam which collected 102 bags of yarn during the show to sell in its shop.

Ewemake’s tombola also raised £2,545 for Martin House Children’s Hospice and the car park run by Skipton Rotary helped raise a further £1,900 for local charities.

Kate Beard said: “We’re delighted that the show was able to raise much needed funds for our charity partner Oxfam as well as other local charities. Our visitors have been really generous in supporting these causes and we’ve loved how enthusiastic they’ve been about our Worldwide Creative Project. Knitters and crocheters from all around the world sent us their beautiful triangle bunting which formed a stunning display at the show. We’re looking forward to announcing our next creative challenge.”

Tickets for next year's show on September 28 and September 29, go on sale on November 17. Visit: