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Yarndale

We are very excited to once again be offering a wonderful day-trip to Yarndale, the festival of wooly creativity, in Skipton, Yorkshire. This will be the sixth time we have made the pilgrimage, and we love it. But as we've expanded it has become more and more stressful so this year we are doing things slightly differently, starting with this frequently asked questions page.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book?
Yarndale is now sold out. There may be cancellations. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, then please contact us.

How much does it cost?
The cost is £32 per person. This covers the Yarndale ticket, the travel there and back and VAT.

What is Yarndale?
Yarndale is a festival of woolly creativity where knitters, crocheters and all wool lovers get together to have fun and spend some money. There are hundreds of stalls, mainly independent dyers, spinners and makers. It takes place at a working auction mart just outside of Skipton in Yorkshire and it really is a haven for all things crafty.
It is more busy than you can imagine if you have never been to an event like this before. There are thousands of people that come through the doors. You are advised to bring snacks on the day as there are often long queues for the food halls.

Where, when, how?
We travel by coach on Saturday the 29rd of September 2018. We always meet at the Mount Street Coach Stop (NG1 6HP). We will depart at 7.45am and we are afraid we cannot wait for anybody so we suggest you get there with time to spare. This should, traffic willing, get us to Skipton 10.00am in time for the pre-bought ticket show opening (we're getting in early!). We will then meet back up at 4pm for the journey home, we should arrive back at Mount Street at around 6pm (the way home tends to be easier).

Why do you need so much information from me?
Because in previous years, when we took a more relaxed approach, I nearly had a heart attack and we want everything to go as smoothly as possible and for you to enjoy your day.

Can I bring my child?
Yes. But children, including babies, still need their own seat on the coach, which prevents me selling the ticket to someone else, so they will still need to pay the full price Also note that as the venue is a working auction mart floors are uneven and the event itself is usually very busy so we suggest carrying babies rather than using a pushchair.

Is there disabled access?
Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the coach, but there is storage for wheelchairs or walking frames, but not a big scooter, so you may still be able to come with us if you are able to climb the five steps on to the coach. Please let me know on the form. Please also be aware that the venue is a working auction mart with uneven floors and is usually very busy so access may be limited at times.

I don't know if I'll be free, can I book nearer the time?
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a strictly first-come first-served basis.

Can I cancel my ticket?
Yes, but you will only receive a refund if we are able to resell it. If you do cancel, you must give us as much notice as possible and we will not accept cancellations less than two weeks before the event. No refund will be given if you cancel less than two weeks before.

I can't come but my friend wants to take my ticket, can I give it to them?
No, we need the same details for each person as provided when you completed the form prior to booking and as the event is generally oversubscribed it is only fair that we give priority to people on the waiting list.

What is the Yarndale uniform?
We're a bunch of farts and two years ago three of us decided to knit the same thing to wear to Yarndale. Last year we expanded it to anybody who wanted to join and we had at least 20 of us! It is open to everybody that can knit. This year we're hoping to have a crochet version too. The final patterns will be chosen democratically on Love Your Local Yarn Shop Day and you're welcome to come and join in the choosing.

You can find the knitted uniform pattern here and the crochet one here.