UK Yarn Shows 2019


Welcome to my first-ever post on my new website!  I'm still figuring out what to do with the ten years' worth of posts on my old blogs, but they're safely tucked away for now.

Continuing with my annual tradition, I'll start with a round up of the yarn shows that are coming up around the UK in 2019.  There is always a mixture of new shows balancing out the shows that have been discontinued, and this year we're seeing new events being held in previously-neglected parts of the country.  Hosting yarn shows is a risky proposition, so if there's an event near you, please do support it!

I'll keep this post updated with any changes that I become aware of.

 As a vendor I am currently booked to attend Waltham Abbey Wool Show in a few weeks' time, and Edinburgh Yarn Fest in March.

I hope to see you there.

 UK Yarn Shows 2019


 20 Jan Waltham Abbey Wool Show Waltham Abbey, Essex
22-24 Feb Unravel Farnham Maltings, Surrey
28 Feb - 3 Mar Spring Knitting and Stitching Show Olympia, London
17 March Cornwoolly Redruth, Cornwall
21-23 March Edinburgh Yarn Festival Edinburgh, Scotland
13-14 April Spring into Wool Leeds
27-28 April Wonderwool Wales Builth Wells, Wales
11-12 May Buxton Wool Gathering Buxton, Derbyshire (new)
18-19 May Wool@J13  Penkridge, Staffordshire
25 May Watford Festiwool Watford, Hertfordshire (new)
9 June Aberdeen Yarnfest Aberdeen, Scotland
1 June Leeds Wool Festival Armley Mills, Leeds
15-16 June The Wool Monty Sheffield (new)
28-29 June Woolfest Cockermouth, Cumbria
13-14 July Yarningham Uffculme Centre, Birmingham
27-28 July Fibre-East Ampthill, Bedfordshire
2-4 August Woolness Newcastle upon Tyne (new)
3 August Yarnfolk Whitehead, Northern Ireland
9-10 August British Wool Show York, Yorkshire
16-17 August EWEFest Dundee, Scotland CANCELLED
17 August Popup Wool Show Port Sunlight, Wirral
24 August Wool@Portsoy Portsoy Scotland
24-26 Aug Internationwool Anglesey, Wales (new) CANCELLED
31 Aug - 1 Sept Southern Wool Show Newbury, Berkshire
7-8 Sept Perth Festival of Yarn Perth, Scotland
7-8 Sept Cornish Yarn Festival Penzance, Cornwall
28 Sept - 6 Oct Shetland Wool Week Shetland, Scotland
28-29 Sept Yarndale Skipton, Yorkshire
5-6 Oct Masham Sheep Fair  Masham, Yorkshire
11-14 Oct Knitting and Stitching Show Alexandra Palace, London
12-13 Oct Bakewell Wool Gathering  Bakewell, Derbyshire
16-20 Oct Loch Ness Knit Fest Inverness, Scotland
27-28 Oct

Kendal Wool Gathering Kendal, Cumbria

2 Nov

Highland Wool and Textiles Fair Strathpeffer, Scotland

2-3 Nov Stitch Fest South West Totnes, Devon
9 Nov Hitchin Festiwool Hitchin, Hertfordshire
17 Nov Nottingham Yarn Expo Nottingham
22-25 Nov Knitting and Stitching Show Harrogate, Yorkshire

 Last updated: 28.05.19





  • Hi Julia. I’m glad you found it helpful. I’ll be publishing my 2020 guide over the Christmas break.

  • Just subscribed, when are you planning to post 2020 list?
    I found this most useful this year, thanks.
    I need to plan my year! Already getting excited! J

  • nice to meet you at Woolness and look forward to knitting with the yarn purchased from you hope to see you at other yarn festivals

  • Thanks so much for pointing that out. I’ve edited it now.

  • Hi, I have just noticed that the date you have for woolfest at cockermouth isn’t right for this year, it is at the end of June. Hope you don’t mind me pointing this out. It’s a good list and great to see where other wool festivals are.


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