Edinburgh Yarn Festival The UK's Premier Urban Hand-Knitting Show
Check out this preview* of our amazing exhibitors at EYF 2018 - enjoy!
*not all vendors submit preview material - please see our vendor list for the complete line-up!
Aileen Clarke Crafts Needle felted Sheep Pendants, Earrings, Brooches, Shawl Pins and Harris Tweed and Felt Keepsake Boxes. Handmade in Scotland by Aileen Clarke using traditional felt making techniques incorporating hand dyed fibres from around the UK.
Eden Cottage Yarns At Eden Cottage Yarns nature inspires our beautifully hand dyed yarns, original designs and more. Our muted palette of semi-solid shades is complimented with gorgeous dappled and variegated colourways.
The Crochet Project The Crochet Project will be launching their new book The Shawl Project: Book Four--5 shawl designs for those beautiful hanks of gradient yarns in your stash, paired with TCP's attention to detail.
Rainbow Heirloom Rainbow Heirloom creates blistering brights, deep jewel tones, and delicately soft shades. Hand dyed yarns, blanket kits, and bundles of mini skeins in a rainbow of brilliantly vivid colours will be coming to EYF.
Beyond Measure Grace sources unique and beautiful tools, notions and gifts for textile lovers. Her shop is a delightful workbox cornucopia of beautiful goods, many of which are exclusive to Beyond Measure.
La Fée Fil La Fée Fil's yarns are hand dyed with love in France. Natural fibers in speckled, tonal and gradient colorways create a fun and joyful universe, each name conjuring up a story, giving free rein to your imagination.
Cosmic Strings We are an artisan yarn dyeing company based at in Edinburgh, providing carefully dyed, excellent quality yarn. We use professional dyes to achieve contemporary colourways and want to provide inspirational yarn to fuel your creativity.
Hey Mama Wolf Hey Mama Wolf makes eco-conscious naturally dyed yarns. The dye material is either organically grown or foraged in the Brandenburg wilderness. Hey Mama Wolf's organic yarn bases support small sheep farmers in Germany.
TOFT At EYF TOFT is showcasing our knit and crochet ranges and you can come and meet our creative expert team and pick up tips for your first or next #edsanimals crochet project while you get your photo taken with our crocheted 8ft Morag the Highland Coo! To find out more about our exciting plans for the event follow IG @toft_uk
easyknits.co.uk Easyknits.co.uk are providers of luxury hand dyed yarns and fibres. All our yarns are hand dyed in London and always dyed in brilliantly bright and vivid colour combinations.
The Knitting Gift Shop Original design knitting patterns and kits using their own range of natural wool from fleece sourced and spun in the UK. Wooden yarn bowls, yarn servers, swifts, shawl pins and accessories. Unique knitting themed gifts
Moel View Yarn Botanical & Naturally Dyed yarns from the hills of North Wales. From small farm, rare breed wools to luxury, silk mix yarns - everything is hand dyed naturally & responsibly, each skein is completely unique!
Garthenor Certified organic, undyed British wool from Garthenor, and launching at EYF18, Henorius by Garthenor. Luxury Wool Blend, available in 25 solid shades & 5 marls.
SkyBluePink Designs Beautiful, soft, hand spun yarns, always wool, sometimes blended with other natural fibres. Amazing colours & lots of subtle natural shades from many breeds of sheep, Shetland, BfL, Bowmont, Cheviot, Manx, Herdwick, Swaledale and more.
Be Inspired Fibres Be Inspired Fibres is a destination speciality yarn shop based in Edinburgh, Scotland offering a range of well known and new indie hand dyed yarns, fibres and accessories from Scotland and around the world.
Skein Queen In addition to our usual one-off colourways, we have developed two ranges of repeatable hand-dyed colourways on so many delicious yarn bases whether you prefer a luxurious blend or something more rustic and woolly.
Iona Wool Iona Wool is a single origin yarn from the Isle of Iona. Each fleece is careful graded by hand and different breeds are spun together to produce a yarn of unique character.
Lucy Hague Designs Scottish designer Lucy Hague, author of 'Celtic Cable Shawls' and 'Illuminated Knits', will be returning to Edinbugh Yarn Festival to showcase her unique knitting patterns inspired by Celtic and Pictish art.
Martin's Lab The aptly named Martin's Lab, located in the heart of Toruń, Poland, is the brainchild of indie dyer and scientist Marcin Lorkowski, who develops a multitude of enticing colorways and personally dyes each skein. He also offers the rustic, undyed and uniquely Polish Zelazna wool as well as curating exciting knitwear collections from top designers.
Prado de Lana From Sheep to stitch - our flock of Romney, Lincoln Longwool, and CVM/Romeldale sheep provides us with one of a kind, robust yarns and other pure breed wool products. We are ecstatic to introduce them to EYF 2018!
Spin City On the Spin City stall, textile lovers will discover a rainbow of luxury fibres, unique resin drop spindles, beautiful spinning wheels and weaving looms. Come and learn to spin or weave with us!
The Border Tart I am happily creating new yarn and shade combinations for your delight and can promise stunning sample knits to whet your knitting appetite this Spring!
Uist Wool We couldn't be at EYF without our gorgeous Canach range. Undyed Scottish merino graded, washed & spun with love at the Uist Wool mill on Grimsay. PLUS Glas will be back!
Woollenflower Plant dyes + natural fibres = @woollenflower joy! Jules will be bringing lots of naturally-dyed, fine-gauge yarns, from lush blends of alpaca, kid mohair and linen to the woolliest Shetland and French sheep breeds... (plus, of course, those tweed pouches!)
La Bien Aimée Tough Sock in colour 'Peerie Voe' - Just one of the many beautiful yarns coming with Parisian yarn shop La Bien Aimée to EYF!
Loop London Hand carved Olive branch crochet hooks that are made for Loop will be one of the many beautiful finds on their stand. Loop is passionate about beautiful tools. These are lovingly hand crafted and exquisite.
Wollmeise Variety of colors – The unbelievable variety of Wollmeise colors – for every trend you’ll find your skein!
Janie Crow Bohemian Blooms - A new take on the traditional CAL style project. Work through at your own speed and in your chosen order using our beautiful colour pattern brochure to guide you every step of the way!
JC Rennie & Co Ltd Established 220 years ago in the north-east of Scotland, we pride ourselves in producing Lambswool, Shetland and Cashmere blend yarns of enviable quality in rich heather melange colours, unique to J. C. Rennie & Co.
Knockando Woolmill Knockando Woolmill is delighted to be returning to EYF, and will be showcasing a range of new yarns including locally farmed Cheviot wool and naturally dyed yarns, all made on our Victorian machinery!
Coopknits Sock yarns in a rainbow of colours and sock books filled with fun and beautiful patterns.
Pink Hazel Pink Hazel will be bringing along her striking range of high quality hand sewn bag. Needle organisers and many different types of project bags will be available.
Wendy's Yarn Bowls Ceramic yarn bowls in several sizes and glaze colours including singles, doubles and lidded yarn bowls. Also ceramic buttons, shawl pins both ceramic and my new carved driftwood shawl pins. I will also have stitch markers made by my sister “the stitchless sister”.
An Caitin Beag Make your own stitchmarkers with our lovely kits - all the beads, findings and (optional) tools you need, with full instructions.
Jamieson's of Shetland @jamiesonsofshetland are looking forward to #EYF2018 with some beautiful new books and patterns. We'll also have a full range of Spindrift yarn, Ultra and lots of our usual goodies!
Marie Wallin Designs YELL from SHETLAND will be available to buy as a kit. Come and meet Marie and see the SHETLAND and NORTH SEA garments, the FAIRISLE CLUB designs, books and other kits.
Purlescence Put a little luxury in your knitting. Hand dyed yarns from all over the world, a warm friendly welcome and the amazing Chiaogoo Needles. Purlescence - Making Knitting Beautiful
Shetland Handspun New for EYF. Fair Isle Cushions and a Throw, in natural greys and a touch of colour. In J&S and Jamieson’s of Shetland yarns, with Shetland Handspun’s kit including natural dyed onion yellow and logwood blue.
The Fibre Co. Be the first to see the 30 new designs from @thefibrecompany 's new Foundations collection. We are also bringing you 12 new shades in Luma, our DK weight blend of merino, organic cotton, linen and silk.
The Little Grey Girl Searching for quality handmade project bags and notions?? Look no further than The Little Grey Girl, stocking a selection of modern stylish products for yarn enthusiasts at home or on the go.
Town End Alpacas Whitbarrow is our scrumptious blend of alpaca, merino and silk fingering yarn spun and dyed in the UK. It's great for shawls, jumpers and cardigans as it's so soft next to your skin and in 30+ beautiful colours,
Woolly Originals Based in Edinburgh, Woolly Originals creates bags for knitters, crocheters & crafters for their projects & their tools. Our unique designs are inspired a range of influences: from Scottish wildflowers and trees; to heritage fruit orchards; to Scandinavian & Shetland star motifs.
Uradale Yarns - Aalmerk 100% Native Shetland Wool yarn from Uradale Farm. Our flock of Organic native Shetland sheep graze from the heather hilltops down the valleys to the grassy pastures by the seashore.
Walk Collection @walkcollection is looking forward to sharing their passion for colour and texture with you at EYF.
Knit With Attitude Coming with KWA to EYF, Ninapetrina is a micro-dye studio located in northern Norway, that aim to provide high quality and ecologically conscious yarn. Inspired by her surroundings Nina has developed an incredible sense of colour and light and she creates the perfect bundles of gradients.
Rusty Ferret Rusty Ferret yarns will be at EYF once more — this is "The Dark Below"!
YAK YAK has handpicked yarn by De Rerum Natura to showcase at Edinburgh this year. This European merino wool is worsted spun and ecologically produced in France. The colours are completely unique so make sure to come and see them in person.
TJ Frog TJFrog’s Dorset Buttons - using a heritage craft to add the finishing to knitted projects. Variety of Dorset Button accessories + kits to make your own!
Whistlebare Soft, lustrous, hand dyed yarns from our own goats and sheep kept on our family farm in Northumberland. All produced with love and care for our animals and the environment. Knitting to last a lifetime.
Triskelion Yarn and Fibre Exclusive to Triskelion Yarn, Scylfing is a British sourced and spun blend of BFL and Gotland in very wearable colourways, and is part of our range of hand-dyed wool and luxury yarns.
Lyn Roberts Design Silver crochet hooks, heading to assay, then shortly after being finished and polished to a mirror finish!
Blacker Yarns Blackey Yarns will be launching something brand new on our EYF stand this year: a single breed Jacob yarn, with a bit of a twist. We used the striking two-coloured coats of Jacob sheep to create subtle and contemporary marls in four gorgeous natural shades that transition from light to dark, our take on a gradient. We’ll have both natural and dyed shades in DK and 4-ply, plus some gorgeous new patterns to inspire you.
Jill Draper Makes Stuff Jill Draper Makes Stuff will be bringing her breed specific, hand dyed & 100% US made sheep to skeins yarns to EYF for the first time this year!
Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Hone your knitting skills with books and kits from Arnall-Culliford Knitwear. Learn something new from detailed tutorials while knitting beautiful patterns by well-known designers.
Injabulo Beautiful handmade Fair Trade Baskets in a wide variety of shapes and sizes for storage of every project and your stash! Stunning handmade and handpainted ceramic buttons to give all those handknits the perfect finish.
Daughter of a Shepherd The first book from Daughter of a Shepherd, Volume 1: Beginnings celebrates the spirit of the yarns with essays, photography and a collection of 10 knitting and crochet patterns for men and women
Old Maiden Aunt i’m super excited about my collaboration with Uist Wool; i’ll be dyeing a VERY limited quantity (20kg!!!) of their new Sìth 4ply, a gorgeous blend of cheviot/zwartbles/hebridean all sourced from the scottish highlands & islands and spun at Uist Wool. the yarn has 190 yards per 50 gram skein & will be £17 per skein - it will be available only at EYF (unless i have any left over - unlikely!!) & Uist Wool will also have a very few skeins of the undyed base for sale. i’ll have a small collection of Uist-inspired colourways which will only be dyed on this base.
The Knitting Goddess Duck canvas project bag and One Farm Yarn mini skeins. The bags are screen printed and made in Yorkshire. One Farm Yarn is very local and travelled only 72 miles from sheep to dye pot.
McAree Brothers - McA Direct Award winning LYS bringing all types of needles and hooks to the festival. Get in touch in advance with any specific requests or simply visit us in the historic Edinburgh New Town.
Qing Fibre Exiting colours of Qing Fibre Merino Singles!
Stephen and Penelope Stephen & Penelope are so excited to come to EYF again this year! Naturally we'll have the new Westknits Bestknits book, but we'll also be bringing local Dutch brands Uschitita and Undercover Otter!
Tall Yarns - The Slow Wardrobe Still selling yarns but dispelling the recurring assumption that Layercake garments are for tall people only, the new name communicates both our product offer and our values. Linda is wearing the Layercake Playsuit.
The Wool Kitchen Hand-dyeing yarn with fun! Passionate about colour and how it knits, we want to you to ‘enjoy every stitch!’ Please drop by say hi and experience the alchemy for yourselves.
Weft Blown Weft Blown is very excited to be back at EYF this year with our full range of Schacht spinning wheels and weaving looms as well as our Louët wheels and looms and Glimåkra weaving equipment.
Ripples Crafts Helen of Ripples Crafts dyes different yarn bases using varied techniques to achieve colours which are recognisably hers, saturated and rich. Her colourways, from variegated to solid, are rooted in her Highland landscape.
Textile Garden These are just a few of the many new buttons @textilegarden will be bringing to EFY along with interesting fasteners, ribbons and pins. A contemporary selection beautiful clothing accessories.
Tilly Flop Where yarn and graphics meet: greeting cards, wrapping paper, tea towels [and more] ... everything the knitter needs [except yarn...]
The Queen of Purls Needle Gauges in the form of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor. A whimsical yet practical knitting accessory for star loving knitters!
A Yarn Story A Yarn Story is known as a haven of hand dyed speckled yarn and they are very excited to bring to EYF the gorgeous and hard to find @houseofalamode from Portland, Oregon. Lovers of both bright beautiful speckles and deep moody colours alike will instantly fall in love with Heather's sophisticated dyeing style.
DyeNinja Ltd Glorious 'Silk Road' colour set. For your playful days! 13 x NinjaPop mini-minis : Baby Camel 50% with Silk 50% : 10g/40m x 13
mYak A natural fiber unique in the world Born in one of the world’s most extreme locations Made with Italian artisanal quality This is mYak: Born in Tibet, Crafted in Italy.
Ardalanish Weaving Mill Alongside our Native Breed Knit yarns and Kits, we are bringing our beautiful woven tweeds, available in 1m or 3m lengths at a special EYF price. See our full tweed range at www.ardalanish.com
Kettle Yarn Co Kettle Yarn Co. is tiny yarn company founded by Linda in 2013. She launched her first small-batch British yarn, Baskerville, at EYF last year and has created more exclusive British yarns to tempt you this year! Think Shetland haps, Fair Isle and Fisherman’s jumpers, or just deliciously toothsome garter; small-batch Ramble fingering melds the softest grades of traditional fibres into a delicately lightweight, springy yarn. Drawing on a centuries-rich history of sheep rearing and wool production from the Shetland Isles and England’s smugglers paradise, Romney Marshes, this yarn is lightly processed and woolen spun into a heathered, sheepy cloud. See this blend along with other exclusive British breed yarns, one of a kind hand-dyed skeins and unique project bags at Linda's EYF booth. 😉
Midwinter Yarns Along with our usual selection of natural Scandinavian yarns, we are thrilled to bring our very own Welsh Wool to EYF! This single flock BFL wool is hand-dyed by us and we are terribly proud of it.
Stolen Stitches Stolen Stitches will have lots of kits available in Nua Yarn, including Half Moon Street pictured. We'll have some very special surprises (however no bonus dog!)
Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Shop Our own "Sheep Shop" brand of rare breed Wensleydale Wool is worsted spun,dyed to our colours and finished exclusively for us - all in Yorkshire! The finest lustre wool with amazing drape.
Di Gilpin Di has taken a special journey and created a new yarn, Saorsa, gaelic for Freedom. A magic blend of Cashmere from the Himalayas, Wool from Claddach Farm, Fife, Spun in the Hebrides at Uist Wool!
Pom Pom Quarterly @pompommag’s latest Spring 2018 issue features ten patterns, including Perfin by Alice Caetano. You can also pick up your copy of the new Interpretations Volume 5 and Bristol Ivy's Knitting Outside the Box!
Mothy and the Squid Mothy and the Squid specialise in premium sock weight yarn inspired by nature’s brights. This gorgeous fella is the Flamboyant Cuttlefish, and I’m sure you’ll agree it’s a name well deserved!
Shetland Wool Week Over the past nine years Shetland Wool Week has grown into an internationally acclaimed festival celebrating Shetland's fantastic textile heritage and crofting community. The programme for 2018 will be packed with an extensive range of classes, exhibitions, events and tours.
Sue Stratford Designs Sue will be showcasing new patterns and kits including Dennis the Dragon (not forgetting mini Dennis) and his knitted pals at EYF, together with a special surprise guest!
The Border Mill Gemstones and precious metals! New from The Border Mill for EYF2018, a glorious blend of super soft British alpaca and silky rose fibre, in a dazzling array of metallic natural colours and plant-dyed jewel tones.
Travelknitter Travelknitter will be bringing their luxurious hand dyed yarn in travel-inspired colourways. Fall for their saturated jewel tones, pick your dream destination, and cast on your next project!
Fig Tree Yarns Anzula Luxury Fibers from Fresno California are unavailable elsewhere in the UK, and best sellers on the Fig Tree Yarns website. We are bringing five bases to EYF 2018 with the Anzula passion for colour and quality evident in every skein.
Ginger Twist Studio Ginger's Hand Dyed Splendor 4ply: Always a popular yarn, @GingerTwistEDI 's Hand Dyed Splendor 4ply is full of shine and drape. Perfect for that shawl pattern in your queue perhaps?
The Teapot Trust Guardians of our cloakroom! The Teapot Trust is a wonderful local and now national charity which provides art therapy to chronically ill children who are in hospital long term. We are really lucky to have this great team of people on board and 100% of the takings from the cloakroom goes towards their work.
Rauwerk 100% organic Merino yarn, sourced and spun in Bavaria. The yarn comes in natural and grey tones as well as naturally dyed. Alongside the yarn, we also have handwoven blankets made of Rauwerk yarn and unique project bags made of wool felt.
Baa Ram Ewe A knitting shop for everyone, that celebrates Yorkshire and its rich woolly heritage. Our aim is to inspire, excite you and make you happy.
Jamieson & Smith - Shetland Woolbrokers Jamieson & Smith grade and handsort over 80% of the Shetland clip. Real Shetland wool from 1ply to Chunky, including completely undyed yarn ranges, not forgetting Jumper Weight, the perfect Fair Isle and colourwork yarn!
Soak The Soak Lounge is a one-stop-shop for your blocking needs. Eco-friendly, rinse-free Soak, blocking mats and sweater care kits from Cocoknits and super-flexible blocking wires from Lazadas. Care for the things you love most - like handmade knits! #soakworthy
Walcot Yarns Walcot Yarns' first blend Opus is the answer to the question: can a yarn be both hard-wearing AND luxurious? This lofty 4ply is made from 70% Falkland Merino, 30% Baby Alpaca and is 100% Awesome!