The sun was shining as we approached Skipton yesterday. I had my ticket for Yarndale and Richard had a walk planned to fill in his time. There was already a queue of eager crafters waiting outside the Auction mart, at this event you are allocated a time of entry, mine was 11am. Walking in you were greeted with crocheted buntings and the famous Yarndale knitted sheep.
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I was on the hunt for anything needle felting but was distracted many times by the lovely stalls, there was so much colour but also the chance to feel the wool, like another lady commented to me it's very tactile and so nice to touch.
There was so much yarn for knitting and crochet, needle felting - I did find a couple of my favourite suppliers and a few new (for me that is) Adelaide Walker who supplies everything for the felter and spinner, they have so much choice, I stopped to say hi. Also The Threshing Barn, I cannot pass their stall without a purchasing wool. The Makers were also there, I find are very handy for supplies including wire and tools.
I stopped at Annie Brown Needle Felting ,drawn in by her beautiful work on display and very cute felted characters, after chatting to Annie I learned that she also teaches workshops as well has having her own sheep, I couldn't resist her handmade cards pictured below.
Amy Collin Farm to Fibre had some lovely locks, she is based in the Peak district, I bought Leicester Longwool and Jacob, very soft ! I like these for my Nativity kits and Owls.
I also purchased a hand felted broach on a card (gift for friend) from Felt by Bridget her felted hats are quite amazing!
A fab day out, a bonus is the Farm shop literally next door so I was able to visit that too before heading home.