A celebration of all things related to yarn, wool and hand-knitting with a little crochet, spinning, weaving and felting thrown in for good measure - in Edinburgh, Scotland! We will host a fantastic market place with around 100 hand-picked vendors, great workshops and wrap it all up with a host of opportunities to meet up with other knitters. 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.
"Wool Tribe" has six original accessories patterns (5xknitting, 1xcrochet), a few articles by us with relevance beyond the event, a map of the marketplace and it is beautifully printed to boot. It's not a conventional show-guide as such. It stands alone as publication that fits in with our event. Pre-sale starts on Wednesday, 18th January and you can have it mailed to you (we ship internationally, starting 23rd January 2017). Each print copy comes with a Ravelry download code within. More info here.
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. See the full exhibitor list here:
We hired one of Scotland's most popular 5 piece Ceilidh/Celtic Rock bands for our evening party on Friday, 10th March 2017 at the Corn Exchange. The Picts have played at Scotland's biggest open air musical, T in the Park and in front of 40000 people at Glasgow's Hogmanay celebrations, headlining the event. Other claims to fame include playing at the wedding of Dougie Payne (Travis) and Kelly MacDonald (Trainspotting). We've been told "knitters don't dance", but the last event sold out within 24 hours and if you look at the image gallery of the ceilidh it seems we've managed to prove that they do!
Planning a trip to EYF? 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. It's a world heritage city with stunning architecture, a vibrant culture and arts scene and a staggering number of restaurants and bars. Check out the Visit Scotland website for some ideas.