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October 07, 2015


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Hi... the word Yarndale is crocheted onto the sign on the fence... how do you crochet letters.. is there a pattern for each letter and do you stitch them on after making them or are they crocheted into the banner using a grid.... would love to know how this is done.. I have a project which could use a text banner...

Denise Smith

Love your energy and way with colours. As ever, your posts get my crochet hooks quivering..... thanks


I wish we had one here in my area in the USA.


thanks for this awesome article


Anne R.

Absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing online so that those of us who cannot travel thousands of miles can be there in spirit. Beautiful flowers and lovely to see the mandalas again, fabulous. Thanks again, Lucy for your vision and hard work and belated birthday greetings!


I couldn't make it this year but your post have given me such a wonderful insight into the festival that I can't wait for the chance to go next year! Thank you for all the beautiful pictures you've put up and your obvious dedication!


I had a fantastic time and always enjoy the excitement of Yarndale! I can't wait for next year. Thank you for featuring my blog post! (I'm such a fan girl)
:-) x


Inspirational as always! Now I need to stop browsing the web and finish those blankets in time for Winter....thanks for all the patterns btw :)


Ahhhh.... I love re-living Yarndale through your post. Again, I had a fantastic trip "oop North" and it was like a big yarn party full of friendly chatty people. You've done such a good job-you and the rest of the team. Thank you for making so many people feel like a part of one big family.

Michelle Gladwish

Loved every second of it xx

Michelle Gladwish

Loved every second of it - accommodation already booked and paid for for next years xx

Eleonora from Coastal Crochet

Oooh, it all looks so so fabulous!! Wish I could have been there! :)

Sarah Daly

Hi Lucy We have just uploaded our blog about Yarndale, or more specifically about purchases made during our visit.http://www.hankandskein.blogspot.co.uk/ we would love it if you could give us a mention. Thank you Helen& Sarah


Amazing, beautifull, beautifull, thank you so much for sharing this images that let us live a bit of what happen there.

Francesca Scattoni



I am always so impressed by your artistic perspective and dedication to the craft. In this particular posting I am just amazed at your level of thoughtfulness in the Pinterest posts of all the mandalas. Such a huge amount of work to photograph each mandala and post it with the name and location of the person who made it. I find that so touching and inspiring. You are a really good human being. It shines through in all your posts. Thanks for sharing your positive actions. And all the beautiful photos of this event. So inspiring.


Lovely post, it brings it all back! I had a lovely time with the #BTHQ girls and it is so wonderful to have a hug from our favourite crochet super star! You and the wonderful folk of Skipton really make us (ever so slightly loopy) yarny folk so very welcome and so very, very happy!! Thank you x

Jenny Jenkins

My first time, but I am hooked!!Thank you Lucy for creating such a stitching extravaganza and thanks to my daughter Paula for introducing me to it Jenny


I went to Yarndale and it was brilliant. I still have the feeling of being completely inspired and I'm nicely stocked up on new projects which I am really excited about starting. Thank you to the organisers for putting heart and soul into it, it shows - lovely personal touches everywhere. It really was perfect and fabulous. In my view better the best wool show there is :)


Fab.I wish we had one here in my area in the USA.


Thanks for featuring the link to my review and photos Lucy! I had such a fun day at Yarndale - I did spot you from a distance (you may have spied yourself in my pic) but I never got the chance to say hello - far too much to do and see! :)

Jill Cooper

Thank you Lucy, I almost felt like I was there too - I managed the trip to Yarndale last year but was not able to come this year - sooooo gutted. Huge congratulations on such a wonderful event. Gonna be there next year, by hook or by crook!!! Xx

Eleanor Thomson

Thank you for such a wonderful event. It was a privilege to be involved more this year and the girls loved helping with the flowers. I've finally got round to writing a bit about it too. http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2015/10/my-yarndale-2015.html. E. x


Lucy, many congratulations to you and the rest of the Yarndale team: it looks like your woolly festival gets better every year. I can't imagine how much work it must be getting all of this sorted and yet you still manage to get so many other things done, including lovely blog posts. I'm impressed. I would dearly love to get to Yarndale one day, but I'm still not independently wealthy and those trans-atlantic plane tickets aren't cheap. I particularly like the fact that you gave us the opportunity to see Yarndale through so many other people's eyes, with your list of blog links. That was a great idea, one that really gives some sense of how much this event celebrates the whole woolly community. Thank you. I feel as if I too am riding the wave of Yarndale excitement, so much so that after work today I'm going to dive into my stash and start a new knitting project: don't know what yet, but that's half the fun.

Teresa Kasner

Congratulations on a hugely successful event! Thanks for making me feel like I was there even from the other side of the world here in Oregon, USA. I've organized several events over my lifetime and so I know how much work goes into it.. all year round! So.. bravo! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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