A new event aimed at all yarn enthusiasts in Scotland and further afield. It is being held in Edinburgh at The Drill Hall on March 16, 2013.
Edinburgh has a thriving community of knitters and crocheters, not to mention designers, hand-spinners, artists and artisans. Within Scotland we have a wealth of talent and we feel it is time to celebrate this, at a time of year when winter is still a reality, and warmth, colour and inspiration are needed. We are three keen knitters who have been travelling to yarn festivals far and wide for too long. The time has come to organise a yarn festival right on our doorstep here in Edinburgh. The aim is to host a fun day out and a sociable gathering for yarn-enthusiasts of all flavours and levels of experience, wanting to buy something lovely, browse at leisure and perhaps learn a new skill or simply meet with like-minded people over a coffee for a chat.
Our primary aim is to create a buzzing marketplace offering all things yarn and fibre related. Yarn shops are few and far between in our part of the country and we want to offer visitors a chance to browse and buy a wide variety of yarns, fibres, related tools and haberdashery.
We also aim to offer a small selection of classes in knitting/spinning/crochet techniques. Work is in progress here, but we will reveal more information soon.
Edinburgh Yarn Festival will be located at Out of the Blue/Drill Hall on Dalmeny St, easily accessible from the centre of town via Leith Walk. We’ve chosen this venue as it has excellent light from its glass-panelled ceiling, a great vibe and – importantly – a fine café with a lunch menu as well as cake, tea and coffee.
They have a website which has all the information you need to find out more about the event.
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