Fibre, yarn and fibre festivals: the next six months
Update – you can find up-to-date details of UK yarn and fibre festivals here.
This week, I’m taking a break from the series of blog posts about degree shows. This is so, I can update the details about yarn, fabric and fibre festivals for the rest of this year. There are so many yarn and fibre festivals that I’m just including the dates and venue along with links to the websites and blog posts about my previous visits. So, grab yourself a drink in your favourite mug and a biscuit or two. Plan some fun days out at this year’s yarn and fibre festivals.
Art in Action
14-17 July 2016
Waterperry House, Waterperry, Oxford, OX33 1JZ
16-17 July 2016
Stirchley Baths, Bournville Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B30 2JT
30-31 July 2016
Redborne Community College, Ampthill, Bedford, MK45 2NU
Website: Fibre East.
The British Wool Show
5-6 August 2016
York Auction Mart, Murton, York, YO19 5GF
Website: The British Wool Show.
Festival of Quilts
11-14 August 2016
Halls 7-9, NEC, Birmingham
The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show, Manchester
8-10 September 2016
EventCity, Manchester, M17 8AS
The Handmade Fair
16-18 September 2016
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Website: Handmade Fair.
The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show, Exeter
22-25 September 2016
Westpoint Centre, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
Website: The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts Show.
24-25 September 2016
Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, Yorkshire, BD23 1UD
Bristol Wool Fair
The 2016 Bristol Wool Fair has been cancelled.
Website: Bristol Wool Fair.
Shetland Wool Week
24 September – 2 October 2016
Events around Shetland
Website: Shetland Wool Week.
Inverness Loch Ness Knitting Festival
29 September – 2 October 2016
Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA
Website: Loch Ness Knitting Festival.
The Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace
5-9 October 2016
Alexandra Palace, London
The Knitting and Stitching Show, Dublin
20-23 October 2016
Simmonscourt, RDS, Dublin
Website: Knitting and Stitching Show, Dublin.
The Bakewell Wool Gathering
22-23 October 2016
Bakewell Agricultural Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AH
Website: Bakewell Wool Gathering.
The Big Textile Show
29-30 October 2016
The KUBE, Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4AL
Kendal Wool Gathering
29-30 October 2016
K Village, The Lakes Outlet, Lound Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7DZ
Website: Kendal Wool Gathering.
The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show, Birmingham
3-6 November 2016
NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
12 November 2016
North Herts College, Cambridge Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 0JD
The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show, London
17-19 November 2016
ExCeL, London, E16 1XL
20 November 2016
Home Farm, Nanpantan, Leicestershire, LE11 3YG
Website: Winter Woollies.
The Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate
24-27 November 2016
Harrogate International Centre
Website: Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate.
There are so many festivals involving textiles, that you’ll need a rest in December. That is, assuming that you bought all your Christmas presents at one of the fibre, yarn and fabric shows!
New festivals are starting all the time, so please let me know if there are any others that I should include?