2019 dates for European yarn festivals

Travels with yarn!

Whenever I travel abroad I look for yarn local to the place that I’m visiting. One of the easiest ways to track down local yarn in another country is to visit a yarn festival. You will discover many small companies spinning and dying beautiful yarns as well as farmers with flocks of indigenous sheep breeds. I think it’s important to support local producers and a beautiful hank of yarn will make a souvenir that keeps on giving. As you are knitting with that yarn and every time you wear whatever you knit from it you will be reminded of the place where you bought it.

2019 dates for European yarn and fibre festivals


In this blog post I’ve written about European yarn festivals, excluding the UK. There’s so many yarn festivals nowadays that a single blog post would be too long to be practical. If you want dates and details for yarn festivals in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) then please read this blog post: 2019 UK yarn & fibre festivals.

March 2019

L’aiguille en Fêtes

7–10 March 2019
Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris, France

Website: L’aiguille en Fêtes.

April 2019

Leipziger Wolle-Fest & Stoffmesse

13–14 April 2019
Leipzig, Germany

Website: Wolle-Fest & Stoffmesse.

Hohenloher Wollfest

27–28 April 2019
Schulstraße 13, 74572 Blaufelden, Germany

Website: Hohenloher Wollfest.

Le Fil de la Manche

27–28 April 2019
Le château de Miromesnil, Tourville sur Arques, 76550, France

Website: Le Fil de la Manche.

Vienna Wool & Design Festival

2019 dates to be confirmed
Arcotel Wimberger, Newbaugürtel 34-36, 1070 Wien, Austria

Website: Vienna Wool & Design Festival.

May 2019

Nederlandse Breidagen (Dutch Knitting Festival)

3–4 May 2019
De Suikerfabriek, Energieweg 10, 9743 AN Groningen, Netherlands

Website: Nederlandse Breidagen.

Nederlandse Breidagen (Dutch Knitting Festival)

25–26 May 2019
Kromhouthal, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: Nederlandse Breidagen.

Woollinn, Dublin

14–15 June 2019
ALSAA Sports Centre, Old Airport Road, Toberbunny, Dublin, K67 YV06, Ireland

Website: Woollinn.

June 2019

Knit with Friends Knitting Festival (Festival de Tricot)

8–9 June 2019

Seminário de Vilar, 4050-621 Porto, Portugal

Website: Knit with Friends Knitting Festival.

July 2019

Jyväskylän Kesän Neulefestarit (Knit Fest)

4–7 July 2019

Toivolan Vanhalla Pihalla, Jyväskylän, Finland

Website: Jyväskylän Kesän Neulefestarit.

Craft Camp (Estonian traditional craft workshops)

8–14 July 2019
Olustvere, Estonia

Website: Craft Camp.

Nordic Knitting Symposium 2019 (Nordisk Strikkesymposium 2019)

5–11 August 2019
Brandbjerg Højskole, Denmark

Website: Nordic Knitting Symposium.

August 2019


17–18 August 2019
Rheinterrasse, Düsseldorf, Germany

Website: Wollfestival.

September 2019


6–8 September 2019
Norsk Folkemuseum, Bygdøy and Deichmanske Hovedbibliotek, Oslo, Norway

Website: Oslostrikkefestival.

Fanø International Knit Festival

19–22 September 2019
Nordby & Sønderho, Fano, Denmark

Website: Strikkefestival, Fanø International Knit Festival.

October 2019

Journées Nationales de la Laine

25–27 October 2019
Felletin, 23500, France

Website: Journées Nationales de la Laine.

Nederlandse Breidagen (Dutch Knitting Festival)

11–12 October 2019
IJsselhallen, Rieteweg 4, 8011 BC  Zwolle, Netherlands

Website: Nederlandse Breidagen.

November 2019

Wiener Woll- und Stofffest

2–13 November 2019
Modecenterstraße 22,  1030 Wien, Austria

Website: Wienner Woll- und Stofffest.


8–10 November 2019
Flanders Expo, Maaltekouter 1, BE-9051 Gent, België

Website: Handwerkbeurs, Gent.

The Knitting and Stitching Show

7–10 November 2019
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin, Ireland

Website: Knitting and Stitching Show, Dublin.

Barcelona Knits

16–17 November 2019
WTC Barcelona, 08039 Barcelona, Spain

Website: Barcelona Knits.

December 2019

Knit, crochet and enjoy your textile crafts, and most of all have a well-earned rest!

February 2020


13–16 February 2020
de IJsselhallen, Rieteweg 12, 8011 AB Zwolle, Netherlands

Website: Handwerkbeurs, Zwolle.

What’s In Your Diary?

So, which yarn and fibre festivals are you planning to visit this year? And are there any others that I should include?

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12 Responses to 2019 dates for European yarn festivals

  1. Kolkata yarn supply 2 May 2019 at 5:26 #

    Festival of yarns, we do not have it here. Sigh!

    • Being Knitterly 3 May 2019 at 12:55 #

      May be you should organise one!

  2. Julie Koester 5 April 2019 at 12:08 #

    Jyvaskyla Knitfest 4 -7th July is a fabulous show with classes
    held in the pretty town of Jyvaskyla Finland

    • Being Knitterly 9 April 2019 at 11:12 #

      Thank you Julie, this is the only knitting festival in Finland on my list.

  3. Julie Koester 5 April 2019 at 12:06 #

    Knit with Friends festival is in Porto Portugal 8-9th June .. lots of classes too

    • Being Knitterly 9 April 2019 at 11:13 #

      Thank you Julie, I know that crochet is very popular in Portugal, but this is the only festival there on my list.

  4. Barbara 28 March 2019 at 15:59 #

    There is also a yarn festival in Vienna in November – 02.11.-03.11.!
    Wiener Woll- und Stofffest!


    • Being Knitterly 28 March 2019 at 17:20 #

      Thank you Barbara for letting me know about this festival. I’ve added it to my ever-growing list.

  5. esther 17 February 2019 at 8:14 #

    Hi! Don’t miss Barcelona Knits Festival 2nd edition It will be held the weekend of 16 and 17th November 2019 at the WTC Barcelona.
    Check out their website http://www.barcelonaknits.com
    Thank you!

    • Being Knitterly 19 February 2019 at 12:53 #

      Thank you Esther for letting me know about Barcelona Knits Festival. It looks great! I’ve only been to Barcelona once, but would love to go back!

  6. Skopinski Sophie 17 August 2018 at 14:37 #

    There is a nice yarn festival in October, in Felletin, France (near Aubusson)
    Les journées nationales de la laine, october, 26, 27 and 28th
    Many workshops
    official website: http://journeesdelalaine.wixsite.com/felletin


    • Being Knitterly 22 August 2018 at 11:00 #

      Hi Sophie, thank you for letting me know about this yarn festival. I’ve added it to my list along with the weblink.

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