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October 09, 2018


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Gunilla Rehn

Dear Lucy,
So happy to find my butterfly in your blog photos. I wish I didn't live so far, I would have loved to visit Yarndale! Thanjs for all the inspiration Lucy 😘


It was a fabulous Yarndale weekend, and a testament to the hard work and dedication of you and all the team. I was delighted to volunteer once again and enjoyed meeting and chatting with so many lovely visitors, from all corners of the world. I am honoured you were able to use one of my photos too! xxx


It was our first Yarndale and it was so fab! I still squish the yarn I bought, look through the books and patterns then put it all back into my Yarndale bag ... it's like being a kid again! And I absolutely adore my butterfly, it's brings back many happy memories of the weekend. Well done Yarndale team! xx


Yarndale is my favourite day out of the year. 2018 was my fifth visit and it was as exciting as ever. Thank you so much for all your hard work putting on the best and friendliest yarn show there is.

Dawn Heffernan

Wow! Many congratulations on such a fabulous event. Everyone looked to be having a wonderful time and the happiness radiates out from your blog. Thanks for all the hardwork you and your team put in. Hopefully I'll get yhere next year.


My dear Lucy, Congratulations!!!!. My heart is whith you. A big hug from south of Spain.

Nadine G

Joyeux anniversaire LUCY - je vous embrasse -

Sarah West

Congratulations on another amazing Yarndale, as in other years it looks amazing. I loved all the things you did with the butterflies, so imaginative. All the hard work and effort must be so worth what you achieve. Sarah x


Those butterfly boards are stunning. Hope to be able to make it to Yarndale next year. xx

Miriam van Wieringen

So Lovely to read of Yarndale, i was there with my sister two years ago and when i read this i am transported back to that visit. It was sooo good! It was just as you described, buzzing with excitement such an vibrant energy. No other event i have been has this energy and feel good effect!
Hoping to visit again the coming year!
Thank you!


What an absolutely fantastic blog post. Amazing photos and info. Well done, I'd love to visit Yarndale sometime. So enjoyed reading this.


Sooooo amazing! Drooling over the butterfly displays! I wouldn't have been able to resist all that gorgeous, intricate work! So fun! Thank you for letting us take a peek inside your yarn world.
Mona in Oklahoma

Suzanne Smart

Hello Lucy. This year was my first Yarndale visit ,along with 2 friends, all the way from Kent. We will be back next year! We had a wonderful time so thank you and the team for all your hard work. I was hoping just to say hi in the'ring' but as you say, you hardly had time to breathe. It was great to see all your blankets. The Ripple was my first and I can't make up my mind which one to do next. I was even more confused when I saw them all. Thank you.

Lesley Buckle

Hi Lucy
It was lovely to meet you at Yarndale, what an amazing experience and all those very talented creative people, everywhere you looked was a riot of
colour. Happy birthday xx

Jenny Dawson

We loved it as always and have
been to every year and seen it grow,We also love Skipton and enjoy it every year .

Jo Gee

Thank you so much for painting such a wonderful and realistic picture of Yarndale - I really enjoyed hearing about what happens behind the scenes and the huge amount of work and love that goes into it! I couldn't make it this year so it was lovely to read your post Lucy and to see all the butterflies (including mine!) displayed on the board (inspired idea to display them museum-style!). Thank you for taking time to write this post :-) x


Lucy, that was beyond spectacular! Every year it gets better. Wish I didn't live halfway across the world, or I would have joined in the fun. I think your butterfly display is the best you've ever had, and it was really hard to top all the others from previous years. You really do go beyond the call of duty, but it's much appreciated. It's all a visual delight.

sandra dorey

Congratualtions! An amazing achievement - Yarndale AND your blog post - it all looks fabulous!|

Nadine G

Bravo à vous pour le reportage photos et les liens, comme j'aimerais être avec vous en septembre 2019. Tous les papillons c'est fantastique et généreux. Belle journée pour vous ! Portez vous bien ! Bises.


Your details of Yarndale was so good it made me feel I was really there. I am crocheting on the Cosy blanket for my son who has just been diagnosed with Cancer and I hope it will keep him warm this winter.
Hazel c uk

Green Girl Gardener

It all looks so dreamy. I came three years ago and had a wonderful time. I hope to be able to come again next year. It’s on my birthday weekend so what better way to celebrate than with all things yarny 😁.

Ruth Thorne

It all looks amazing, congratulations lucy on your achievements!

Crafty Cath

Hi Lucy, I really enjoyed all the stalls & events at Yarndale and meeting you of course! We were on a hire boat cruising on the Leeds & Liverpool canal, so I made sure the last day of our trip coincided with Yarndale :) The butterflies looked brilliant and I love the way they were pinned on the boards, I thought that was very clever. There are some very talented crafters around and I love the enthusiasm they all have whether it was weaving, felting, crochet, knitting or pottery (I bought one of those yarn bowls - it's fab and has completely confused the cat). I was transfixed by the lady from Wool Warehouse knitting a pair of Fairisle socks too - clever lady. Now we're back in the South, I've just got to finish my current project so I can start on your lovely Moorland blanket :)


Oh wow, it all looks absolutely amazing, well done to all. You displayed those butterflies beautifully, I can't imagine how long it took, but well done to you and J too. You should be very proud of putting together such a fantastic event, and the yarn bombing looks brilliant as ever. Also the hall - utterly transformed. You have fair taken my breath away. CJ xx

Heidi /Virkkuumania

Dear Lucy, I am honored to be featured in you blog, thank you. I am so happy that I decided to come to Yarndale and that I had the courage to approach you and all the other wonderful crocheters. You have created an event that has a huge impact on peoples life. Hugs from Finland <3

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