Upcoming Events 2018
We are looking forward to showcasing Suri Alpaca fleece and yarn at the following events.
We aim to enable the continuation of the crafts of hand spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving, felting and crochet to name but a few. We do this by showcasing the very best of these crafts, by providing inspiration and advice when needed and our wide range of artisan producers offering any equipment and accessories you could wish for.
Southern Wool Show, 1st September, Newbury
As well as loads of wonderful stands selling a wide range of products, we'll have a great set of workshops and free demonstrations allowing people to share their passion and skills for woolly arts and crafts.
Knitters and crocheters will be in seventh heaven with an amazing range of hand-dyed yarn, as well as commercial yarn, accessories, patterns and kits. But it's not all about knitting and crochet ... there's also plenty for feltmakers, weavers, spinners, dyers, and lovers of all things woolly!
Described as a “creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful”, Yarndale plays host to an impressive selection of talented and passionate exhibitors. Stunning exhibitions, skill demonstrations and a full programme of textile workshops create a visual feast and make Yarndale a real must-visit for yarn lovers.
Come and enjoy the fun and friendly atmosphere where you can socialise, learn new skills, soak up the creative vibes and shop to your heart’s content. Whether it’s knitting, crochet, spinning, dyeing or felting, you will find something at Yarndale to delight and inspire you…
Bakewell Wool Gathering, 13th & 14th October, Bakewell
The Gathering is an event for wool and yarn lovers based at Bakewell Agricultural Centre. As well as stalls selling everything you could want – wool, needles, spinning wheels and all things woolly.
Bakewell is the ideal location for a woolly event, in the centre of England and easily accessed from across the Midlands, North-West, North Wales and Yorkshire.
Kendal Wool Gathering, 27th & 28th October, Kendal. Dates to be confirmed.
Celebrating Kendal’s wool heritage. Returning for its fourth Kendal Wool Gathering mixes demonstrations, fun activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built. Stands and stalls representing all aspects of commercial wool products, including carpets, looms, spinning wheels and crafts will be on display. Outside there will be livestock, walks and talks. Linked fun events take place throughout the Kendal.
Last year’s partners included Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Wordsworth Trust, Kendal's Quaker Tapestry and The Factory. The Lancs and Lakes Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will be giving demonstrations again this year.
Nottingham Yarn Expo, Nottingham. Dates to be confirmed
Nottingham and its environs have a deep and rich history of lace, textiles and world renowned design. With this strong connection to the fibre community the Notinham Yarn Expo aims to bring together the most fabulous yarn companies, designers and artisans housed in one contemporary city centre venue.