Yarndale 2016: the sequel


Since my last post about the lead up to Yarndale I’ve talked about the event in the Crafternoon Treats podcast episode 18, which you can view below, or go off to my channel on YouTube to have an explore…



This post is a sort of cross between podcast notes, with links to the Yarndale website and some of the sellers I highlighted and a look back at how the event went and what I took home from it, apart from lots of goodies.

In podcast 18, I started with an introduction and some pictures from my trip to the Yorkshire Dales:

Start – 14.16

All about my trip, including visiting the Knit and Natter in Skipton on the Tuesday afternoon and having a bit of a spin with Tracy of HandmadeOverYonder on Etsy. Then into the Yorkshire Dales, with a walk around Grimwith Resevoir and lunch in Grassington. Another day I went on a walk to Linton Falls then, on the Friday, into Skipton again for the Open Studio by Lucy of Attic24 and helping set up at Yarndale. I talk loads more about that in Yarndale 2016: the prequel here on my blog.

14.16 – 22.05

A little interlude to talk about a new crochet project I’ve been working on in advance of the Stylecraft Blog tour later on in October.

Yarndale crochet project

22.05 – 35.48

Yarndale: the experience.  A few glimpses of Yarndale, mainly on the Saturday early on just before it opened, with a good look at the range of sellers and stalls.

A Yarndale prequel

35.48 – 1.02.53

More about the goodies that I bought and Yarndale and the sellers who supplied them, and ones that really caught my eye:

  • The lovely Joanne Scrace and Kat Goldin were there with The Crochet Project stand – and their new book Raw. This was really of interest to me as they have designed several projects using native British wool, including some rare breeds, all crocheted in their natural colours.
  • I met up with Lynn Rowe and Faye Dashper-Hughes of Knit it, Hook it, Craft it again and found out they have a new book coming out in November, so I’ll be talking about that more in a later podcast. They both host the audio podcast The Crochet Circle, which is well worth a listen if you aren’t already a regular. Lynn was telling me that they are planning to make video podcasts soon too – and I’ve just had a peek at their YouTube Channel, which has some interviews loaded up already.

Yarndale 2016 selfie with Lyne

  • I had a longing look at the stand of Amanda Perkins and her beautiful crochet blankets but she was being well and truly mobbed every time I was near her stand, so never got the chance to have a chat. I could kick myself for not buying her book as she sold out early on the Saturday morning! Her blankets are truly beautiful… And the good news is you can buy the book on Amazon – its called Rainbow Crochet Blankets by Amanda Perkins and its only £9 on there… There is also a US crochet terms edition but its not published until November. That one is called Rainbow Crochet Afghans and you can preorder it on Amazon too, for delivery to the UK.




One of my biggest purchases was from Lisa at For The Love of Yarn. I loved her coordinating project bags and I got a notions pouch, a project bag and a crochet hook roll all in these lovely autumn Halloween colours. She also gave me one of her beautiful decorated crochet hooks, which are also available from the For The Love of Yarn Etsy shop.

Yarndale 2016 haul 1

I also got a project bag from another seller, or rather a family of crafty sellers, who had some amazing wares. My project bag was from Quince Pie on Etsy, who is Mum. Her husband also has an Etsy shop and makes fabulous handcrafter wooden yarn bowls. His shop is WoodBeach on Etsy. And the daughter prepares fibre for spinning and this really grabbed my attention. But I already have quite a bit of fibre to spin up so I did resist this… Her shop is HillTopCloud.