UK yarn shows 2018

Happy new year everyone! I hope your 2018 is off to a good start.  For me the new year always means planning my yarn shows for the year, and putting together my annual blog post of the main shows around the UK.

The first show for the year is Waltham Abbey on January 21st, and this year I’m excited to be going as a vendor for the first time.  From all accounts I hear it’s a really nice, friendly event, and every time I’ve met the organisers they have been wonderful.  I’m looking forward to catching up with lots of local knitters.

I’m also going to be at the wonderful Edinburgh Yarn Fest again in March this year… it’s definitely not too soon to get excited!

(I’m also heading international this year as a vendor for the first time, so I’ll be posting more details about that, along with a little list of yarn shows in Europe.  Hit me up with recommendations!)

Travelknitter guide to UK yarn shows 2018

21 Jan                Waltham Abbey Wool Show Waltham Abbey, Essex
16-18 Feb         Unravel Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey
1-4 March         Spring Knitting and Stitching Show  Olympia, London
15-17 March    Edinburgh Yarn Festival Edinburgh, Scotland
18 March          Cornwoolly Redruth, Cornwall
7-8 April           Spring Into Wool The Grammar School, Leeds
28-29 April       Wonderwool Wales Builth Wells, Wales
5 May                Wharfe Wool Fair Ilkley, West Yorkshire
12-13 May       Wool@J13  Penkridge, Staffordshire
13 May             Aberdeen Yarnfest Aberdeen, Scotland  (new!)
2 June               Leeds Wool Festival Armley Mills, Leeds
22-23 June       Woolfest Cockermouth, Cumbria
14-15 July        Yarningham Uffculme Centre, Birmingham
28-29 July        Fibre-East Ampthill, Bedfordshire
8 Aug                Yarnfolk Whitehead, Northern Ireland
10-11 Aug        British Wool Show  York Auction Mart, York, Yorkshire
25 Aug             Wool@Portsoy  Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1 Sept               Southern Wool Show Newbury, Berkshire (new!)
1 Sept               Wool is the Festival Lincoln (cancelled)
8-9 Sept            Perth Festival of Yarn Perth, Scotland
15-16 Sept       Cornish Yarn Festival Penzance, Cornwall
22- 30 Sept      Shetland Wool Week Shetland, Scotland
29-30 Sept       Yarndale Skipton Auction Mart, Skipton, Yorkshire
29-30 Sept       Masham Sheep Fair  Masham, Yorkshire
11-14 Oct         Knitting and Stitching Show Alexandra Palace, London
13-14 Oct         Bakewell Wool Gathering  Bakewell, Derbyshire
14 Oct               West Wales Wool Show Narberth, Pembrokeshire
19-21 Oct         Loch Ness Knit Festival Inverness, Scotland
20-21 Oct         Wooltown Ipswich, Suffolk (cancelled)
28-29 Oct         Kendal Wool Gathering Kendal, Cumbria
2-3 Nov            Yarnporium London
3-4 Nov            Stitch Fest South West Totnes, Devon
10 Nov              Festiwool Hitchin, Hertfordshire
10-11 Nov        Nottingham Yarn Expo Nottingham

23-26 Nov      Knitting and Stitching Show Harrogate, Yorkshire

Here’s to a fabulously yarn-filled 2018!
Note:  Updated so that details are correct as at 9th May 2018.