This is the 5th Edinburgh Yarn Festival, hosted in the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, a historic venue with modern conveniences. With a sharp focus on hand-knitting, but with a little crochet, spinning, weaving and felting thrown in for good measure, there will be something of interest for all yarn and textile enthusiasts!
Hand-picked exhibitors from all over the UK, and beyond, are invited to show off and sell the most luxurious and interesting products and supplies the Yarn and Knitting Industry has to offer. Come and join us!
(Friday and Saturday)
Day Admission Price: £15
10.00 - 17.30 on Friday 16th March 2018
10.00 - 17.00 on Saturday 17th March 2018
*Thursday 15th March 2018 admission with advance* ticket only - no longer available!
Did you know that Blacker Yarns sponsors our Podcast Lounge? To celebrate they have provided us with
the discount code EDINYARNFEST2018 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.
Should you travel to EYF without an advance ticket?
For visitors who have not been able to purchase an advance ticket, we thought it would be helpful to share a summary of experience of ‘on the door’ admission from last year - EYF 2017:
As per last year, tickets for Friday and Saturday will be available at the door.
In 2017, everybody who wanted to get in, was admitted. Over half of the visitors didn’t have an advance ticket, and still, everybody who was prepared to be patient , got admitted.
Note: Thursday requires an advance ticket - tickets will not be available at the door!
How long will it take to get in?
Will there be a queue for admission without an advance ticket? Yes, we fully expect that. In 2017, we started to admit visitors without advance tickets at 10.10am on the Friday. On the Saturday, there was virtually no wait because people were more relaxed and arrived throughout the morning and in terms of visitor numbers it was our busiest day!
We hope that you understand that we are unable to predict how many visitors without an advance ticket are planning to come, and on which day, and therefore we cannot provide accurate predictions of possible waiting times.
Bear in mind that for EYF2018 we are also extending the venue's social space by 800sqm - so we will be able to admit more people throughout the day than last year and the venue will feel much more spacious.
We hope this helps!
Booked a 3-hour class?
Check your order confirmation email for details as your included access will depend on the option that you chose when you booked the class. Class linked access comes with exclusive early 9am access to the market place for the student only. Details will be provided to all class students around a week in advance of the event.
You can retrieve any e-ticket confirmations here, in case you can't find the confirmation. Remember it's necessary to bring a printed paper copy to the event.