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October 17, 2013


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Brilliant- absolutely in awe of what you achieved.Well done girl!x


That must have been a wonderful experience! Your "corner" looked lovely. I'll bet you had loads of people asking if your things were for sale!


I only wish I'd found your blog and read about the build up before I went as I thought the knit and natter area was a private group thing and didn't linger! I am enjoying all the stories in retrospect now - while I crochet my new colourful blanket project!

Holley Downs

Oh, thank you so much for sharing Yarndale with us...especially those of us who were not able to attend. I totally understand the community developed through knitting, quilting, crafting etc. again, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful experience with your fans!


How lovely
I think you've really connected with so many people through yarny goodness and it must've been very emotional to have so many people come and tell you how you've helped them
your nit and natter corner looks amazing


Wow!!! I love all the yarn and colors. I'd be in yarn heaven there. I really like the bunting. That would be a great way to use up bits of yarns.


Quite amazing first event....due to amazing organizing and promotion.....a huge part of that is your on line presence....way to go Lucy!

Kate Eastwood

Hi Lucy
What a brilliant write up - I felt like I was right back there again. You totally did do an amazing job in your little corner, all your things looked gorgeous, and it really was quite sureal to see everything in real life instead of a virtual one. I felt the same when we popped in to your wonderful studio before we got to Yarndale.
I actually don't know how you managed to keep going through the whole weekend looking so fresh and chirpy, we walked past you several times and quite often you were repeating the same things ! Truly amazing Lucy. When we stopped to chat to you we were asking you if you could possibly have forseen what a huge success it was going to be. You should all be so proud of yourselves and everything your extraordinary hard work resulted in.
I couldn't agree with you more about the amazing atmosphere - it was a great big yarny, crochet love in.
Thank you Lucy for all your inspiration.
Kate ♥ @ justpootling.blogspot.co.uk


Wow, I've come over quite emotional reading about your experience Lucy. You have made such a huge difference to so many people with your lovely colourful crochet and friendly welcoming blog. And thank you for welcoming us into your life through Attic24 and sharing all your patterns and time. I think you are definitely a good and kind person with a wonderful soul and I hope that many many good things come to you and yours xxxx


Wow, Lucy, you are just too amazing. Thank you so much for sharing some of this behind-the-scenes with us. I would have loved to meet you, but alas, I live all the way across the "pond."

I'm very excited about hearing about your new hooky project!!! It seems like it's been forever since you've had hooky happenings unrelated to Yarndale. I myself have begun on a ripple blanket journey, using your tutorial of course, and am loving it! Thank you for all of your great contributions to the world of yarn!


So glad you had a great time, the event looked fantastic & I was very envious of my cousin being able to go !

Mind you, I'm really looking forward to the Natural Dye Studio girls opening a shop near me in North Devon this Autumn.

Andrea Farmer

It was a brilliant event! My friend and I stopped by your corner on the Saturday. We loved your lampshade and knitted houses in particular. We had travelled from Essex to stay in Skipton for the weekend and had an amazing time. Such an inspirational event with loads of gorgeous items to buy. Here are some photos on my blog: http://www.andreafarmerart.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/yarndale-skipton-yorkshire-part-i.html

Christine Rose

It was brilliant Lucy, you all did so well and even reading this a few tears came to my eyes again. I am so glad that I came and had the chance to meet you. Thanks to you all for the hard work and effort it has been a highlight of the year :)

Ada Bea

How marvellous for you, all that hard work, all those lovely moments! Brilliant! :) x

Kate Eastwood

Just thought - your house must have looked very strange with all your gorgeous things transported to Yarndale !
Kate x


Every time I read one of your posts about Yarndale, I think nothing other than amazing!


Wow congrats it all looked great.
Clare x

Rachel Thurlby

I too feel a bit teary reading this post - I had such a fantastic weekend and fell in love with Skipton. Yarndale had such a special atmosphere, almost as if none of us expected it to be quite as wonderful as it was, and joined you in feeling so proud that you and your team had achieved so much! I wanted to say thanks personally but you were so busy, and then my mum said, "you know if you talk to her you'll cry and show yourself up!" And I think I would have! Your blog and your style of crochet inspired me to start my own crochet group at the start of the year and I *know* without that I would have surrendered to PND again. We're planning a group trip to Yarndale next year! So thanks again, for a lovely weekend, and for being such a selfless sharer!

Liz in Missouri, USA

How proud and happy you must be - and how gald we are that you share it with us. I should have loved to been there in person.

Claire Jackson

So lovely to see things from your point of view, we loved Yarndale and can't wait for next year! Wish I'd said Hi on the day!! Next time xx


Lucy, Lucy, Lucy,

Your postings always bring a smile to my face and sunshine to my day. Yarndale, however, almost makes me get choked up and definitely makes me very envious of all you lovely Ladies (and Gents!)who are lucky enough to live A) on the right side of the pond and B) close enough to attend such a wonderful event. Maybe some day I'll be there too......... YOU and all who worked to pull this together should be incredibly proud of yourselves! Bravo!!!!

Love and Hugs from the Middle of the States!


Lika G.

Oh my goodness Lucy!!! I just saw the video Wingham Wool Work posted, I didn't realize how huge of an event Yarndale really was! I wish I could of been there. Ever thought of creating a Yarndale Site? I think it would be kind of neat a listing of the sellers that participated so for those of us that couldn't attend have the opportunity to see what was offered for sale. Just an idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

Sally Williamson

Hi Lucy, at last I've plucked up the courage to comment!!!
What you do is amazing and I so pleased my family made me come and say hello to you at Yarndale!!,
Thank you for teaching me to crochet and keep up the good work.
Ps Happy Birthday for last weekend.xx


Thanks for sharing, Lucy. I wish I could have been there. You've been an inspiration to me and your zest for life comes through in your posts. I'm glad it went so well and that you feel so good about it. From everything I have read, people who went seem to share your joy for Yarndale.

Angela-Southern USA

Oh wow! A B-I-G heartfelt thank you for letting us share(a tiny little bit) in this wonderful event!!!Look forward to the on-line Yarndale gallery. Loved Heather's attic24 houses, and can just see the Christmas tree now with all the lovely tweetie birds. :) Thanks for this post, it was a great break in my marathon week of canning apple goodies.

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