Fibre and Yarn Festivals 2017-2018

Let’s plan a great day out

Up-to-date details of UK yarn and fibre festivals are now here.

A day out to see inspirational textiles and squish beautiful yarn is good for sense of your well-being. I know I always return, exhausted, but brimming with inspiration and wanting to create things immediately. So, make yourself a hot drink in your favourite mug and find a biscuit or two. Let’s plan some fun days at this year’s fibre and yarn festivals.

Hanks of yarn at yarn and fibre festivals

My list of fibre and yarn festivals is for the UK only and including the dates and venue along with links to the websites and blog posts about my previous visits.

November 2017

Stitch Fest

4-5 November 2017 (2018 dates to be confirmed)
Civic Hall & The Grove School, Totnes, Devon, England

Website: Stitch Fest.

The Knitting and Stitching Show

9-12 November 2017
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin, Ireland

Website: Knitting and Stitching Show, Dublin.

Festiwool

11 November 2017
North Herts College, Hitchen, Hertfordshire, SG4 0JD, England

Website: Festiwool.

Nottingham Yarn Expo

11-12 November 2017
Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4BU, UK, England

Website: Nottingham Yarn Expo.

The Knitting and Stitching Show

23-26 November 2016
Harrogate International Centre, England

Website: Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate.

Winter Woollies

Sunday 26 November 2017
Home Farm, Nanpantan, Leicestershire, LE11 3YG, England

Website: Winter Woollies.

January 2018!

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

21 January 2018
Marriot Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3LX, England

Website: Waltham Abbey Wool Show.

February 2018

Unravel

16-18 February 2018
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR, England

Website: Unravel.

March 2018

The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show

1-4 March 2018
Olympia Central, London, England

Website: Spring Knitting and Stitching Show.

Blog posts: Spring K&S Show 2014, part 1; Spring K&S Show 2014, part 2.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

15-17 March 2018

Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ, Scotland

Website: Edinburgh Yarn Festival.

April 2018

Spring into Wool

7-8 April 2018
The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 9NA, England

Website: Spring into Wool.

Wonderwool Wales

28-29 April 2018
Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY, Wales

Website: Wonderwool Wales.

Blog post: Wonderful Wonderwool.

May 2018

The Handmade Fair, Ragley

11-13 May 2018
Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5NJ, England

Website: Handmade Fair, Ragley.

Wool @ Junction 13

12-13 May 2018
Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5RE, England

Website: Wool @ Junction 13.

Woollinn, Dublin

25-27 May 2018
ALSAA Sports Centre, Old Airport Road, Toberbunny, Dublin, K67 YV06, Ireland

Website: Woollinn.

June 2018

Leeds Wool Festival

2 June 2018
Leeds Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Canal Road, Armley, Leeds, LS12 2QF, England

Website: Leeds Wool Festival.

Woolfest

22-23 June 2018
Mitchell’s Lakeland Livestock Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QQ, England

Website: Woolfest.

July 2018

Yarningham

14-15 July 2018
Stirchley Baths, Birmingham, England

Website: Yarningham.

Fibre East

28-29 July 2018
Redborne School and Community College, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2NU, England

Website: Fibre East.

August 2018

YarnFolk Wool Festival

5 August 2017 (2018 dates to be confirmed)
Whitehead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Website: YarnFolk Wool Festival.

The British Wool Show

10-11 August 2018
York Auction Centre, Murton Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5GF, England

Website: The British Wool Show.

EWEFest

17-18 August 2018
Slessor Gardens, Dundee, DD1 1AR, Scotland

Website: EWEFest.

September 2018

Southern Wool Show

1 September 2018
Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire, RG14 7PN, England

Website: Southern Wool Show.

Wool is the Festival

1 September 2018
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, England

Website: Wool is the Festival.

Perth Festival of Yarn

8-9 September 2018
Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland

Website: Perth Festival of Yarn.

The Handmade Fair, Hampton Court

14-16 September 2018
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU, England

Website: Handmade Fair, Hampton Court.

Yarndale

29-30 September 2018
Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 1UD, England

Website: Yarndale.

Shetland Wool Week

23 September – 1 October 2017 (2018 dates to be confirmed)
Shetland, Scotland

Website: Shetland Wool Week.

Masham Sheep Fair

30 September – 1 October 2017 (2018 dates to be confirmed)
Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4DZ, England

Website: Masham Sheep Fair.

October 2018

The Bakewell Wool Gathering

14-15 October 2017 (2018 dates to be confirmed)
Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AH, England

Website: Bakewell Wool Gathering.

The Knitting and Stitching Show

11-14 October 2018
Alexandra Palace, London, England

Website: Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace.

The Loch Ness Wool Fest

13-15 October 2017 (2018 dates to be confirmed)
Inverness Ice Centre, Inverness, Scotland

Website: Loch Ness Wool Fest.

Highland Wool and Textiles Festival

28 October 2017 (2018 dates to be confirmed)
Strathpeffer Pavilion, Strathpeffer, Ross-shire, IV14 9DW, Scotland

Website: Highland Wool and Textiles Festival

The Big Textile Show

28-29 October 2017 (2018 dates to be confirmed)
The KUBE, Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL, England

Website: The Big Textile Show.

Blog posts: The Big Textile Show 2013, The Big Textile Show 2015 and Mini Car Yarn bomb.

The Kendal Wool Gathering

28-29 October 2017 (2018 dates to be confirmed)
Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7HX, England

Website: Kendal Wool Gathering

What’s In Your Diary?

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

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10 Responses to Fibre and Yarn Festivals 2017-2018

  1. Suzy 12 February 2018 at 8:23 #

    There is a new Scottish wool Festival on 17/18 August in Dundee, EWEFest http://ewe.scot

  2. Diana 16 April 2017 at 20:52 #

    There is also the Waltham Abbey Wool Show, first wool show of the year! Which was on 15th Jan this year, and will be the 5th show on 21st Jan 2018

    • Being Knitterly 17 April 2017 at 10:12 #

      Thank you Diana, I published this blog post after the Waltham Abbey Wool Show this year. Waltham Abbey Wool Show will be on the list for 2018, which I’ll publish at the end of December this year.

  3. pinsandnuts 4 April 2017 at 16:11 #

    What about Kendal Wool Gathering at the end of October in Cumbria. Last year it was really good. We (doultonborderleicesteryarn.com) are going again.

    • Being Knitterly 4 April 2017 at 16:58 #

      Hi Hazel,
      I thought I’d already included the Kendal Wool Gathering, so thank you for pointing out that it was missing!

      Enjoy the show!
      Nicki

  4. Rachael Cook 31 January 2017 at 22:43 #

    Thank you for including Nottingham Yarn Expo. It will be a fantastic show:)
    Rachaelx

    • Being Knitterly 1 February 2017 at 11:43 #

      Racheal, I’m really looking forward to going!

  5. Tricia 22 February 2016 at 2:17 #

    Just to let you know. I knit has been cancelled in 2016.

    • Being Knitterly 22 February 2016 at 9:44 #

      Hi Tricia,
      Thankyou for letting me know; I’ve edited the blog post.
      Such a shame! I really enjoyed the I Knit show in 2009 and was hoping to go to I Knit Fandango.

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