Happy new year everyone! I hope you’re all gearing up for a wonderful 2016. If that includes anything knitterly, then I hope I can help you out with my annual list of knitting events across the UK.
I always really enjoy putting together this list. Dreaming and planning for trips is one of my favourite things, so researching knitterly trips is just my cup of tea!
As always, there are a mixture of well-established and new events this year. Newly added to the list is Gwlana, held in Wales. I’ve mentioned Gwlana on a previous post as a retreat, but I’ve heard whispers that there is something a bit different planned for May this year, so on the “events” list it goes! I’m very much looking forward to finding out more. Also new this year is the Loch Ness Knit Festival, about which very little is currently known. Intriguing.
Get your diaries ready folks!
I’ve also put this information together in a handy PDF suitable for printing which you can download here.
So tell me, what are you especially looking forward to this year?
Update: For an updated list, see my blog post here.
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26 Sept-2 Oct
Spring Knitting and Stitching Show Olympia, London
Edinburgh Yarn Festival Edinburgh, Scotland
Wonderwool Wales Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales
Wharfe Wool Fair Otley Courthouse, West Yorkshire
Gwlana Powys, Wales (new!)
Fibre-East Redborne Community College, Ampthill, Bedfordshire
British Wool Show York Auction Mart, Yorkshire
Bristol Wool Fair Clifton and Durdham Downs, Bristol
Yarndale Skipton Auction Mart, Skipton, Yorkshire
Masham Sheep Fair Masham, Yorkshire
Shetland Wool Week Shetland
Loch Ness Knit Festival Inverness, Scotland (new!)
Knitting and Stitching Show Alexandra Palace, London
Bakewell Wool Gathering Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Glasgow School of Yarn Glasgow, Scotland