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« And Breeeeathe.... | Main | Celebrating Yarndale 2016 »

September 27, 2016


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Lindsay Bascombe

Hello, I wanted to buy some project bags but in spite of my asking if there would be plenty of stock for those of us coming to Yarndale on the Sunday, they were sold out.

I was assured that they would be in stock again but of course it means I will have to buy them online. Do you know when they will be in stock again please?

It was a bit of an issue this year in that several stalls had run out of things I was interested in buying having had a look at exhibitors on line.

However, I do not want you to think that I did not have a good day. I loved my day at Yarndale as I always do and will be there next year.


Hi, do you have a pattern for crochet sweet peas and iris? I want to make a small bouquet for a friends wedding gift to replicate her bouquet.

Thank you 😊

mandala elephant

Hi admin
Its really awesome, that's the blog you admire I liked it.
I have also this related site.
The word Mandala originates from the Sanskrit that means center or magic circle. The two main components of the mandala are a circle and a center point.
you can see here for a lot of data: mandala elephant

Best Regards
Phoebe Calvin

carolyn mary jackson

Hello Lucy, I really want to purchase a bag and other
merchandise, I hope Im not too late, cant seem to find the on line shop open yet, is it still coming.
Many thank Carolyn. NZ


What a great weekend it must have been! The video made me wonder if there is a list of vendors so the rest of us could shop? I'm hoping next year could be the year I make it to Yarndale. I was at least in the country this year but sadly driving from Cornwall to Skipton wasn't part of the plan. Congrats on another incredible Yarndale!!


Hi Lucy,

Really looking forward to the weekend bag tutorial. I wanted to know if I use stylecraft dk doubled up (100g balls) in slightly different colours than yours, would I still be able to use the same number of balls? The chunky range of colours doesn't include all of my favourites.

Brenda Cupryna

thank you for sharing the video. looks like I would really have enjoyed it but I had other things I had to do, unfortunately. I see there was fabric too - ooh next year I hope.


I'm glad things went so smashingly well! Hopefully you'll have a bit of time to relax soon!


I found the pattern on your blog! Thank YOU!!!!


Love reading about Yarndale and so jealous of all those who live close and can go. I am enthralled with all the sheep and was wondering if there was a pattern?

Thank you for all you do, Lucy!


Have a great weekend with your family and get lots of rest. See you next week.

jenn in kansas

well done!!!! someday I hope to hop on a large metal bird & experience your yarny weekend in person. breathe & don't answer your phone all weekend! :)


Just watched the video, by Helpful Mum and felt I had to leave another comment....just lovely to see it all....I'm amazed and in awe of the talent out there...even a bit more miffed that it was too far for me....but maybe next year!
Can't help thinking how wonderfully unselfish you and the rest of the Yarndale team are to organise all this....a GREAT BIG THANKS from crafters who went and those of us couldn't x x x x


That second photo is like Willy Wonka's for crafters...lol...roads lined with yarn....yarny hanging flowers in the trees.....just lovely!


At this time I am still working on my Coast king size blanket, 2 pairs of socks that had been placed aside, and a baby blanket. But now Lucy, you are responsible for me starting a Mandala. They look so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Angel Jem

Jackie Farrow???? 8000 miles for Yarndale? You deserve a prize!!! But Yarndale (and Lucy) are worth it. I had a scream of a time with my daughter. I spent far too much... oops... but I will love making my scarf and her owls and her gloves with owls on and her owl hat....


The mandalas look fabulous and I've enjoyed all the pictures across Facebook and Instagram, which have made up a little bit for not being there. Maybe next year!

Ali Dufty

What an unbelievable amount of yarny lovliness !!! Very jealous of all who were able to go !!!! There's always next year ??!!!!! sigh !!!
Glad it was another success :)

crafty mema

count me in on the yarnsdale/usa trip oxoxoxoxcrafty mema

Noelle Gielen

Thank God, I was not able to come – I would have been broke!!!!
(Do you already have the date for next year?)


Lucy it was my first year for yarndale and all I can say is that it was amazing and will definitely be back next year. Well organised with a great variety of suppliers. Well done to all that was involved. Didn't get to see the sheep as believe they all sold on the Saturday. Didn't make it to your shop, feel another visit to Skipton coming on.

Cindy Bee

I am glad Mandala Madness has gripped you, because that means we'll see more of them! And that will motivate me to use some of my extra yarn to make some mandala hoops for Coral Belle. I think she will love them.

Cindy Bee


Thank you for your blog. I really enjoy reading about your adventures.
Saw this on the ASDA website and thought you might like to see it:

George Home Mandala Elephant Duvet Set:



Glad you had a great time at Yarndale! Those woolly sheep are ridiculously cute - thanks for sharing all the photos.

Also, do you have an email address I could contact you on? I'm working with an online knitting and crochet retailer and from time to time we get to send products our for bloggers to review. If this is something you'd be interested in, please feel free to get in touch - my email is [email protected]. It'd be lovely to hear from you. Helen :)


Loved the video, loved the show, loved Skipton, spent a fortune but I met you Lucy. Wonderful weekend!!

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