the little grey girl

A knitting day out ....

Gemma DudleyComment

in Feb or March


Unravel 2016 is a 3 day event being held from 19th February to the 21st February 2016 at Farnham Maltings in Farnham, UK. This year unravel will be providing visitors over 80 exhibitors who sell yarn and yarn related accessories and well as exhibitions, talks and workshops. There are some great vendors including some Little Grey Girl favs; Pompom quarterly, Kettleyarn co, Coop knits, Baa ram ewe, Toft and of course Yarn in the City will be launching their new book The London Craft Guide. 

Useful Info: No cash machines at the venue so bring cash although some vendors may hard card machines. Nearest train station is straightforward 10 minute walk from Farnham Train Station 

Dates: 29 - 21 February 2016 

Opening Times: Friday 12noon – 6pm OR Saturday 10am – 5pm OR Sunday 10am – 4pm

Day Tickets: £7 in advance, £9 on the door 

Location: Farnham Maltings, Surrey, GU9 7QR


Knitting & Stitch Show

This is the knitting and sewing show of the year, offering over 200 exhibitors selling essential supplies and craft materials. Whether you want knitting yarn and accessories, fabric, sewing machines or embroidery threads you'll find all the knitting supplies and craft products you can think of. This is a much more commercial show than the likes of Unravel and Edinburgh yarn festival. I like to go for fabrics but less so for yarn.

Useful Info: Closest station is Kensington Olympia which is on the London Overground. 

Dates: 3 - 6th March 2016

Opening Times: 

Thur 10am - 7pm, Fri/Sat/Sun 10 - 5.30pm

Tickets: Day Ticket £13, Two Day Ticket £23 (VIP tickets available)

Location: Olympia London, W14 8UX


Edinburgh Yarn Festival

The Market Place

This year is the 3rd Edinburgh taking place at The Corn Exchange. This is an event not to be missed. The yarn fumes are quite amazing & over-powering.

They have a focus on hand-knitting, but include crochet, spinning, weaving and felting thrown in for good measure, there will be something of interest for all. All exhibitors are hand-picked to show off and sell the most luxurious and interesting products and supplies the Yarn and Knitting Industry has to offer.

As well as all of the yarny shopping goodness there is also the Podcaster Lounge hosted by Knit British, which is not to be missed. Louise will be running a programme of things over the weekend and you can come by just to show off your wares and sit and knit.

Around 100 vendors have been selected (including me of course) and you can view here

Useful Info: Nearest Station is: Edinburgh Haymarket, Buses regularly run to the venue. A cash machine is located at the Asda next to the venue. 

Dates: Friday 18th March - Saturday 19th March 

Opening Times: 10 - 6pm 

Tickets: Advance Ticket - Day £10, Weekend £15. On the Door  - Day £12, Weekend £18

Location: Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ


I hope you get the chance to visit some of these, and of course if you are at ;

  • Unravel let me know as I will be attending on the Sat and will be trying my utmost to keep my purse in my bag.
  • Edinburgh Yarn Festival come and visit me on my stall ... I will be doing a blog post closer to the time about what I will be bringing you there.

Look out for future posts for more events as the year goes on.... 

Right i'm off to go and make some more products to bring you in Edinburgh 

Gem x