Back by Popular Demand!

Join Louise of KnitBritish and Sonja of Blacker Yarns for a fun 2-day programme with fun activities. The Podcast Lounge will be open on both days of the festival (10th and 11th March 2017) from 10am. Make sure you are on our mailing list, so you don't miss a thing!
Want to know more about Blacker yarns? Read about Sue Blacker's story here!

The Podcast Lounge Programme

The Podcast Lounge will be open on both days from 10am for general socialising, so just pop in with your knitting and meet podcasters and listeners for a chat. We have also put together a few sessions for you and created a schedule so you can plan your visit around classes and marketplace!

Saturday 11th March

 11 am - Blacker Pod KAL meet up
Did you take part in our Podcast Lounge KAL? We wanted to ramp up the excitement for the festival and the lounge and all knit together. And what could be better than making those items in Blacker Yarns. Come and meet us in your FOs , meet your teams and take pictures. Don’t forget you will get a discount at Blacker if you show up in your 100% Blacker finished object too,

12pm - Fleece Selection and Sorting with the Sue Blacker
See first-hand how fleeces are sorted and graded as they come through the mill at the Natural Fibre Company. Not only is there a large amount of variation between breeds, but even within a single breed, no two fleeces are the same! So it’s important to know what to look for in a good fleece. Stop by and discover which breeds are ideal for socks and which for cosy shawls or hard wearing jumpers. Blacker Yarn’s Sue Blacker will be answering your questions and sharing her expert fibre knowledge.

1pm – 2pm - The Podcast Meet Up
We are so delighted to announce that we have around 30 podcasters coming to EYF from all over the world.  Podcasters will be at one or both of our daily meet ups. This is a great opportunity to say hello to your favourite podcast hosts, but also a unique chance for knitty podcasters to get together too. Come along and say hello to KnitBritishCurious Handmade, Yarn in the CityThe Geeky Girls KnitAlong the LanesSticks + TwineLouLeigh and a great many more! 

2pm - Audio Podcast Panel
This afternoon we have Helen Stewart, from Curious Handmade; Alison and Rachel, from Yarn in the City and Louise from KnitBritish in the Lounge (another tbc) to answer any questions you have about audio podcast-making. Audio craft podcasts are not as prevalent as those on YouTube or vlogs, but they have huge audiences, who love to listen whilst they knit (or sit on the bus, or wash the dishes, etc, etc!) Have you ever wanted to try audio podcasting? Come along with your questions or just chat with us about audio podcasting, 

3pm - Let’s Make a Podcast
Ever wanted to try your hand at podcasting? Let’s make a podcast! We are challenging you to use your smart phones or cameras and record film or audio at EYF. One or two podcasters will be on hand to help and to issue you with mini challenges. What you record can become the first few minutes of your own podcast and may become part of a collaborative podcast for Edinburgh Yarn Festival. You can ask someone about their knitwear, get a review of some stash acquisitions, ask festival goers about their favourite yarn or just film or record around the festival and capture the sights and scenes of the event

Friday 10th March

12pm - Fleece Selection and Sorting with the Sue Blacker
See first-hand how fleeces are sorted and graded as they come through the mill at the Natural Fibre Company. Not only is there a large amount of variation between breeds, but even within a single breed, no two fleeces are the same! So it’s important to know what to look for in a good fleece. Stop by and discover which breeds are ideal for socks and which for cosy shawls or hard wearing jumpers. Blacker Yarn’s Sue Blacker will be answering your questions and sharing her expert fibre knowledge.

1pm – 2pm - The Podcast Meet Up
We are so delighted to announce that we have around 30 podcasters coming to EYF from all over the world.  Podcasters will be at one or both of our daily meet ups. This is a great opportunity to say hello to your favourite podcast hosts, but also a unique chance for knitty podcasters to get together too. Come along and say hello to KnitBritish, Curious Handmade, Yarn in the City, The Geeky Girls Knit, Along the Lanes, Sticks + Twine, LouLeigh and a great many more!

2pm - Video Podcast Panel
This afternoon we have Leigh Kristensen, from LouLeigh podcast; Joeli Kelly, from JoeliCreates and Vero Pepperell, from Along the Lanes (another tbc) in the Lounge. They will be there to answer any questions you have about podcast-making using film. If you love your crafty viewing and you have a burning question for our panellists or want to learn more about any aspect of video podcasts and vlogging then come and join us.

 3pm - Let’s Make a Podcast
Ever wanted to try your hand at podcasting? Let’s make a podcast! We are challenging you to use your smart phones or cameras and record film or audio at EYF. One or two podcasters will be on hand to help and to issue you with mini challenges. What you record can become the first few minutes of your own podcast and may become part of a collaborative podcast for Edinburgh Yarn Festival. You can ask someone about their knitwear, get a review of some stash acquisitions, ask festival goers about their favourite yarn or just film or record around the festival and capture the sights and scenes of the event.


***** Note *****
You can use the discount code EDINYARNFEST2017 for £5.00 off on your next yarn order from the Blacker Yarns website! 
Please note this code is NOT valid for purchases at EYF or any other show. The code can only be used for online purchases and only once per person.
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