Edinburgh Yarn Festival The UK's Premier Urban Hand-Knitting Show
Here are a few sneak peeks at what you can expect to see in the Marketplace at EYF2017!
TextileGarden: Visit TextileGarden at EYF for beautiful buttons and clothing accessories. Produced by high end artisans especially for you.
The Little Grey Girl: The Little Grey Girl provides stylish, modern project bags and notions for fibre enthusiasts. The range includes Project Bags and Notion Cases in bright modern fabrics, Stitch Markers and full Notions kit perfect for your project bag.
Laxton's: Beautifully made yarns spun genuinely in the UK at our mill in Yorkshire!! Come and visit us at stand A4!!
Woolly Originals: Based in Edinburgh I use a vintage knitting machine and wool from KnitRennie in Aberdeenshire or Jamieson’s of Shetland, creating fabric to make into project and tool bags for knitters, crocheters and crafters.
TravelKnitter: Inspired by adventures and travels, Travelknitter yarns are rich in jewel-like colour. I’ll be bringing plenty of my Tanami baby camel and silk, as well as new bases and an EYF exclusive colourway.
Injabulo: Just one of a range of fabulous baskets on offer from Injabulo. Whether for storing stash or a project, shopping or just for decoration these fairly traded handmade beautiful baskets will bring years of pleasure.
Marie Wallin Designs: To celebrate my first EYF, the very popular Fairisle Patch Cushion will be available as an exclusive kit. Knitted in Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift, this beautiful cushion will make a stunning addition to any home.
TillyFlop Designs: Where yarn and graphics meet: greeting cards, tea towels, car stickers, tattoos, badges, prints and more for the knitter, crocheter, sewer and crafter.
The Crochet Project: We will be launching our newest collection, The Shawl Project: Book 3, at EYF. It will include 5 new designs, full of colour, interest and the wearability you expect from The Crochet Project.
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 and ceramic yarn bowls, yarn servers, swifts and accessories. Unique knitting themed gifts
JC Rennie & Co: Since 1798, J.C. Rennie & Co. has been manufacturing woollen spun yarn of uncompromising quality in beautiful Aberdeenshire, Scotland. With heather colours inspired by the Scottish landscape you are sure to find the colours you want at J.C. Rennie & Co.
TOFT: Unique crochet kits for beginners from the Edward's Menagerie range. Knitting kits, workshops, Haberdashery and Pure British wool yarns made in the UK.
Aalmerk from Uradale Farm: 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.
DyeNinja: NinjaPops, 20g colour accents in pure merino, are coming to EYF in a selection of clear vibrant shades from the DyeNinja range. See us, touch us, pop with us! at Stand H8
Loop: Hand-dyed magic. Lichen + Lace Merino Singles are one of the many gorgeous hand-dyed yarns at Loop. Shown here in Orchid and Clover they're beautiful for shawls or any other accessories.
Watercolours and Lace: Our latest shawl design - and first in crochet - is Irene. Featuring a variety of lace patterns and a decorative edging, it can be made in any of our standard or fine lace yarns.
Aileen Clarke Crafts: Harris Tweed and Felt Trinket Boxes by Aileen Clarke Crafts. These boxes measure 7 x 7 x 7 cm. Other sizes available.
Trollenwol: In this book we tell the story of our search for wool on Shetland. We were inspired by nature, people and sheep on Shetland and this book is the result.
Walcot Yarns: Meet Opus, a lush blend of 70% merino 30% baby alpaca from Walcot Yarns. Created for yarn lovers by yarn lovers.
woollenflower: Heaps of fine-gauge, plant-dyed yarns for EYF 2107! I'm especially excited about the organic Shetland fingering from Uradale! Four shades from oatmeal to mid-grey are dyed together, making a wonderful gradient for colourwork and shawls...
Rainbow Heirloom: Create an heirloom: the Bounce Blanket kit is a Tin Can Knits design available in our 21-colour rainbows, "sunshine and storm", "princess rockstar" or "classic".
Once A Sheep: Once A Sheep specialises in Ashford Wheels, Looms and Accessories. Weaving and spinning are easy and enjoyable crafts that are sustainable, renewable and environmentally friendly.
Be Inspired Fibres: Local yarn shop based in Edinburgh specializing in leading luxury, hand-dyed yarns and brands from Scotland and around the world for knitting and crochet.
Town End Alpacas: Alpaca with Merino and Silk is custom spun for us from Peruvian alpaca, superfine, organic Falklands Merino wool and Mulberry silk. This luxurious DK and Sock weight yarn is dyed many beautiful colours in Scotland.
JanieCrow: Jane’s Mexican Diamonds blanket design is now available as a kit and a printed pattern brochure. A kit is also available for a scarf version which uses a beautiful 3ply fine alpaca.
RustyFerret: Rusty Ferret Yarn, Dundee born and bred with dramatic flair for the neon. Arthur approved...woof.
JavaPurl Designs: Our new book, Coffee With C.C. (and Dami Too) ~ Another 7 Pattern Caffeine Inspired Knitting Collection, will be releasing at EYF! The book includes 5 sock patterns, 1 fingerless mitts patterns, & 1 wrap pattern.
The Knitting Goddess: Two Flocks yarn is a glorious blend of Poll Dorset and BFL. Sourced from two Yorkshire Flocks this stunning DK weight yarn showcases the best of British wool.
Polo et Co: Polo&Co wool is carded and spin in France, it is rustic and low process spinning with natural colors or dyed by hand with ecological dyes.
Weft Blown: Weft Blown is back at EYF this year and we will be bringing all of our Louët and Glimåkra Weaving and Spinning equipment, Hazel Rose Pin looms and our range of handwoven textiles.
Wendy's Yarn Bowls: Pottery yarn bowls in several designs, sizes and glaze colours. I also make double, triple and lidded yarn bowls. I have a range of shawl pins and buttons. All my pieces are made by myself in my studio in High Wycombe.
Cambrian Wool: Cambrian Mountains Wool: sourced from the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales, using the fleeces of Welsh Mules - Blueface Leicester with character! In ‘4ply’ and ‘DK’, our colours draw inspiration from the industrial history of a wild and remote area.
Easyknits.co.uk is delighted to be attending EYF again, bringing along our signature yarn ‘Deeply Wicked’ so named for its vibrant and vivid colours.
Lucy Hague Designs: Lucy Hague, an Edinburgh-based designer and author of 'Celtic Cable Shawls', will return to EYF to showcase her knitting patterns inspired by Celtic art, including patterns from her new collection 'Illuminated Knits.' (pictured: Iona blanket).
The Skye Shilasdair Shop: Karina Westermann wearing her Burnet hat from last year's Wool Tribe magazine. Luxurious plant-dyed yarn.
Porpoise Fur: With colourways inspired by science and nature, and fibres running the gamut from toothy to supersoft, Porpoise Fur has something for every spinning wheel. Come be inspired!
Home Farm Wensleydales: Home grown rare breed Wensleydale and Bluefaced Leicester worsted spun yarn from our farm in the Cotswolds. Washed and spun in Yorkshire and all we add is grass, water and a bit of TLC.
A Yarn Story: Specializing in hand-dyed yarns, we're bringing you some of our absolute favorites from dyers near and far including lots of gorgeous semi solids and outrageous speckles.
Brooklyn Tweed: We are passionate about wool, knitting and design. We develop and manufacture breed-specific yarns that support domestic textile production within the USA. Our wool yarns complement our high-quality, sophisticated knitwear patterns for the modern handknitter.
The Fibre Co.: We create yarns that delight and inspire the enthusiast maker! Come see our newest yarn Luma and 6 new shawl designs launching at EYF by Melanie Berg, Hiroko Payne and Helen Stewart in our Road to China range.
Ardalanish Weaving Mill: Very excited to be exhibiting our own native breed knit yarn for the first time next month! Here is a closer look at one of our new knit kits, in natural Hebridean and Shetland.
PomPom: Pom Pom's latest issue embraces Spring in all its verdant glory. With petals and wings aplenty in the form of nine gorgeous patterns, including Bombus by Miriam Jarrs of Welthase yarns. Photo by Nicole Mlakar.
Midwinter Yarns: Midwinter Yarns may usually be all about colour, but this year we are proud to celebrate natural sheep shades too with our new Suomivilla Yarn. A soft, bouncy aran weight pure Finnish wool, perfect for those autumn sweaters.
Tukuwool: Tukuwool is made in Finland with passion and love – using only Finnish wool. The high quality wool together with the carefully selected colors give our yarn soul and meaning. You have to feel it yourself.
Amanda Perkins: Amanda's new book Rainbow Crocheted Blankets, featuring 10 innovative, exciting crochet blanket patterns.
KingfishersBlue: Kingfishersblue will have a variety of yarns, patterns and accessories to suit your taste, ability & pocket.
Skein Queen: 10 years of bringing you splashes of colour on delectable yarn types. We're excited to have dyed the yarn for the Traquair set in Wool Tribe in two colourway options
The Border Tart: For the Border Tart it's all about indigo. Yarns fromsturdy sock to lush laceweight are dyed with natural indigo in every tone . And there are glorious new overdyed colours to add to the fun!
The Queen of Purls: Ballista is a big 150g skein of 4ply, superwash, non-mulesed Merino. At 600m per skein it's perfect for knitting shawls. It has a beautiful handle and nice stitch definition. Hand dyed in Glasgow.
The Knitting & Crochet Guild: The Knitting & Crochet Guild is a UK charity dedicated to the crafts. Come along to our stand to be inspired by our display, discover new techniques and find out about our amazing historic collection.
Dandelion Yarns: Hand dyed in Stockholm, Sweden, with a focus on sustainable and organic yarns and environmental friendly colouring substances.
Garthenor: Certified Organic British knitting yarns from Garthenor, all in natural undyed shades and breed sorted.
Devonia is an exciting new British yarn making its debut at Edinburgh Yarn Festival, created and spun by John Arbon in North Devon. Exmoor Blueface brings its wonderful springy nature, Bluefaced Leicester lends its outstandingly soft handle and lustre, whilst Wensleydale adds its beautiful golden sheen and fineness of fibre.
Old Maiden Aunt: Celebrating ten years of Old Maiden Aunt Yarns, "Coming Home" features six knitting patterns from some incredible designers as well as a stitching tutorial and a delicious cake recipe. Books will be available online as well as at EYF!!
Sue Stratford Designs: The birds can’t wait to fly into Edinburgh Yarn Festival, unique knitting pattern books together with cute and cuddly kits using Pure British Wool. Introducing the ‘Highland Birds’ - exclusive to EYF!
Purl Alpaca Designs: Purl Alpaca Designs will be bringing their new Terrarium Collection to EYF. A collection of modern and stylish knitwear to buy as knitting patterns or as knitting kits with their own British alpaca yarn.
Añañuca: añañuca is an accredited fairtrade business supporting rural livelihoods in southern Chile. We specialise in highly-textured homespun yarns, oozing with colour and personality. Pompom yarns, kits and accessories. For feelgood knitting and weaving.
Daughter of a Shepherd: Daughter of a Shepherd returns to Edinburgh Yarn Festival with the much-loved Hebridean yarn blended from the flock of sheep her father shepherds.
Martin's Lab: Handdyed beauties straight from Poland. Unique colors and fabulous bases. 100% Polish surprise coming to EYF too!
Ginger Twist Studio: The Tea Club | Love tea and knitting in equal measures? Pop along to Ginger Twist Studio at EYF2017 to chat about our fabulous new yarn club, we can’t wait to share details with you.
Shetland Handspun: At Shetland Handspun, Elizabeth produces handspun yarn in natural Shetland colours and natural dye colours, and has a range of Fair Isle and Lace patterns to use her Handspun yarns as well as commercially spun yarn.
BaaRamEwe: Baa ram ewe introduce Titus Pick n Mix, a selection of six 12g Titus balls with fingerless mitt pattern. Perfect for colourwork, smaller projects, or gifts. Choose from Wine Gums, Liquorice Allsorts, Kali and Gobstoppers. Yummy!
La Bien Aimée: La Bien Aimée is a small yarn company founded by Aimée in 2015. Each skein is dyed with love in our studio in Paris, France. Aimée and Hiroko work together to bring you a balance of sophistication and colorplay in every skein of La Bien Aimée.
TJ Frog: A handmade finish for your handmade project. Make & wear your own Dorset Buttons. Kits in various sizes, designs & colours, with all materials & instructions included.
Stolen Stitches: Knitting with gradients is so much fun; come see Carol Feller's exploration of Gradient yarn with her latest book Knitting With Rainbows. There will also be a brand new surprise at Edinburgh Yarn Festival!
Knitting For All: Visit the friendly Knitting For All team at M5 to find out how you can turn your passion for knitting into a rewarding business.
Phileas Yarns: Phileas Yarns are bright and colourful hand dyed yarns inspired by travels around the world. I shall bring my suitcases to EYF overflowing with my signature bold semi solid colourways, but also some exciting surprises!
Ripples Crafts: Offering a range of yarn bases from reliable sock yarn to luxurious yak/silk laceweight, described by customers as "dappled complex shades","jewelled hues", "subtle tones" and "vibrant colours". See them at Ripples Crafts.
Beyond Measure: Modern maker badges from Arrow Mountain, now stocked in the UK by Beyond Measure £10 each
Kate Davies Designs: With 12 new designs brought together with beautiful photography and interesting essays, Kate’s new book Inspired by Islay will be available in print at EYF.
Pink Hazel: Anette Wall from Pink Hazel makes hand sewn accessory bags for knitters and crocheters. The products range from needle and notion bags to baskets and various project bags.
Tall Yarns: Tall Yarns will bring yarn, patterns and kits as well as a big selection of Linen and Wool Layercake garments including these beauties in 100% wool.
The Wool Kitchen: The Wool Kitchen creates hand-dyed yarns full of exciting colour, using British breeds and luxury merino silk that make you want to knit and crochet! Enjoy every stitch! Pop by, say hi!
Kettle Yarn Co: - stand C6 – has dyed some special avocado-dyed Baskerville yarn for EYF! Linda will also be bringing more amazing fair-trade accessories, hand-crafted shawl pins and of course many more blends of ethically sourced hand dyed yarns.
Uist Wool: Elemental yarns that capture the essence of place. Designed for inventive hands and creative minds using wool sourced from throughout the Islands & Highlands and spun at the new Mill on Grimsay, North Uist.
Please note: Not all exhibitors submit previews. For the full list of exhibitors, please have a look here.