Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016
18th & 19th March

What is Edinburgh Yarn Festival?

A celebration of all things related to yarn, wool, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving and felting - in Edinburgh, Scotland! We will host a fantastic market place with around 100 selected vendors, great workshops and wrap it all up with a host of other attractions. All of it in/close to one of the city's premier exhibition venues: The Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
Whether you have never knitted/crochet/spun/woven/felted before, or you are an established yarn-junkie already, you will love it - promise. Meet like-minded people and make new friends, show off your latest finished project or WIP, eat and drink in our yarn cafe, socialise, shop and learn a new skill. All hosted in Edinburgh, a World Heritage City with beautiful architecture and plenty of world-class visitor attractions. 

The Market Place (18th/19th March)

Be prepared for an explosion of colours and texture! We have selected some of the best vendors from the UK yarn and knitting industry and beyond to offer you a unique festival experience. Our market place will be heavily focused on knitting, but with a little bit of crochet, weaving, spinning, felting thrown in for good measure. 
Meet knitting pattern designers from all over the world and see samples of patterns up-close. Get a chance to meet your favourite indie-dyer and discover new yarns & fibre.
The Vendor list will be released in late December. The Market Place will be open on Friday and Saturday. 

Tickets

Festival entry tickets are now available online!It will be possible to buy a limited amount of tickets on the door on the weekend, but we recommend that you buy in advance!

Ysolda & Westknits stand at EYF2015

Ysolda & Westknits stand at EYF2015


Classes (17-20th March)

Even though we extended our class-programme by a whole day for 2016, as spaces for Thursday, Friday and Saturday sold out in record time:
 

Image credit Jeni Reid

Image credit Jeni Reid


Party on!

Will there be an evening party again? You bet! This time the party will be on the Friday. Stay tuned for updates!

Opening Hours
Friday & Saturday
10.00-18.00

Enjoy The City

Princes Street

Princes Street

Edinburgh does have something for everyone. If you want to travel to the festival with family or a non-yarn loving friend/partner, worry not. Edinburgh has so much to offer for all tastes. Check out the Visit Scotland website for some ideas.

Edinburgh's Old Town from Calton Hill

Edinburgh's Old Town from Calton Hill

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

Salisbury Crags

Salisbury Crags


Louise of Knitbritish (right) 

Louise of Knitbritish (right) 

PODCAST LOUNGE

We are delighted to tell you that the popular Podcast Lounge is going to make a return this year! Once again Louise of Knitbritish fame will lead through a fun and engaging programme in the dedicated corner of our yarn-cafe. Interviews and interesting chat and activities wait you. Pull up a chair and join the fun - we can't wait!