Every year it seems EYF gets bigger and bigger and this year the Blacker Yarns Podcast Lounge has grown to fill the entire breakout area.
We run a Podcast Lounge for several reasons: to give you the opportunity to meet your favourite podcasters; to get together with your crafty community; and we like to throw in lashings of woolly fun too.
We love hearing that people plan on spending time with us in the podcast lounge, whether you're friends who have returned to EYF year on year, you're attending for the first time, or you've only met online before. It is so wonderful to know that you will be getting together at EYF and we have something special for you to get involved with.
The Listening Podject
10am-4pm, Thursday – Saturday
We have some of the best conversations with our woolly cohorts, covering everything from what we’re knitting, our favourite designs, podcasts and yarns to what craft and community mean to us on a deeper level. We will have our very own recording booth in the Podcast Lounge and we want to capture your soundbites on video and audio for the KnitBritish podcast.
Bring your friend, or a total stranger and share a conversation with us at Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
Recordings will be used on the KnitBritish podcast.
all day, every day
Last year we had a great focus on getting people to try out podcasting. We encouraged people to go out into the lounge and ask questions. New podcasters emerged that day, who now have their own shows.
Interviewing is not always easy, particularly at large events like EYF. It can be slightly scary to approach people you’ve never met and ask them questions – particularly if you are new to interviewing.
This year we will have several Talking Tables around the lounge. If you are sit at table with one of these signs on them you may be invited to chat and be interviewed by a podcaster.
Meet the Podcasters
What would the Podcast Lounge be without our meet up? And this year we’ve made it even longer, due to popular request. If you haven’t managed to spend time in the lounge or you haven't seen your favourite podcast host around the festival, then this is the time to do that. Grab some lunch, get your knitting out and kick back with the podcasters and vloggers in the Lounge. This is also a good opportunity to hear about shows that are new to you – boost your podcatcher library and subscribe to new channels on YouTube. As well as our 33 featured podcasters, there will be more than you can shake a woolly stick at! The biggest meet up with podcasters from all over the world.
…Then there is the woolly fun!
Well, it just wouldn’t be a podcast lounge if Blacker and myself didn’t provide you with lots of wool and fibre to explore.
Fibre Exploration Station
Blacker Yarns have created an interactive feast for your fibre-loving senses. Can you tell the difference between Herdwick and North Ronaldsay? Castlemilk Moorit and Manx Loaghtan? Hemp and Linen? Come on over and try your luck at guessing and perhaps find some new fibre favourites.
Add to our wall of woolly love! We want you to share your favourite breed wool and fibre blends, tell us what you love about them and which projects are best suited to them. Unfamiliar with different kinds of breed yarn? Come on over, explore and find out more!
Does that whet your woolly appetite? Not long to wait now!