So when Andrea at Woolly Mahoosive invited me to join her at Yarndale- I jumped at the chance! I've heard of the fair but never been, always wanted to go but too busy to make it.
I arrived late on the Friday night and woke up early Saturday morning to be surrounded by Skiptons glorious countryside- we do not have this in London, especially fields that go on and on, and filled with lots of farm animals, a rare but very welcomed treat.
Based in an auction mart- a place where farmers auction and sell livestock, and home to many other fairs, all the stalls are set up in pens and wide walkways allow lots of visitors to pass and stop. Woolly Mahoosives stall was right near the cafe, the perfect place to refuel and to spot those admiring their purchases.
We ran arm knitting demos, a crocheted necklace workshop and showed how easy and quick it can be to knot with the big stuff. A whole weekend playing with my favourite yarns and chatting to everyone who shares my love affair with this craft. I met loads of people, a mix of bloggers, instagrammers, beginners, spinners, novices, pattern designers- all sharing their makes, tips and tricks. I'll definitely be back next year!
I use Woolly Mahoosives yarn in all my gigantic and extreme knit and crochet workshops. Andrea sells a wide range of handcrafted tools- from 20mm crochet hooks to 50mm knitting needles, chunky yarns which are acrylic like Mammoth and Wiggly, to super thick 19.5 micron merino wool and a thinner Highland Peruvian wool called 'Luscious'.