Events

Markets and Festivals

Past events

Jan 15

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

For a luxurious and inspirational day out, browse luscious hand-dyed yarns, tools, gifts & accessories, meet creative exhibitors & artisans of crochet, knitting, spinning & felting with demonstrations and workshops.

10:00am - 4:00pm GMT

Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3LX

https://www.walthamabbeywoolshow.co.uk/

Dec 11

Etsy Kent Christmas Market

The Etsy Kent team will be at Turner Contemporary for a festive weekend market featuring high quality, locally made gifts from some of the regions best makers. FHY will be there for 1 day only, on Sunday 11th.

10:30am - 4:00pm GMT

Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG

https://www.instagram.com/etsykent/

Dec 3 - Dec 4

Festive Hut on the Harbour

The All Aboard Collective will be back for Xmas 2022 with a festive pop-up at the Harbour Marketplace!

Harbour Arm Marketplace. Folkestone Harbour, CT20 1QH

https://folkestoneharbourarm.co.uk/folkestone-marketplace/

Nov 26 - Nov 27

Festive Hut on the Harbour

The All Aboard Collective will be back for Xmas 2022 with a festive pop-up at the Harbour Marketplace!

Harbour Arm Marketplace. Folkestone Harbour, CT20 1QH

https://folkestoneharbourarm.co.uk/folkestone-marketplace/

Nov 26 - Nov 27

Festive Craft Fair at Elham Valley railway Museum

Locally made gifts and artisan crafts from a selection of Kent's best Small Independent Businesses and Designer-Makers. Located inside the gorgeously festive George's Hall! Event includes free parking, free entry to market place. Refreshments available. Miniature Train Rides available (subject to weather).

10:00am - 4:00pm GMT

Elham Valley Line Trust Railway Museum, Peene, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8AZ

http://www.elhamvalleylinetrust.org/

Nov 24

Late Night Shopping at Festive Hut on the Harbour

The All Aboard Collective will be back for Xmas 2022 with a festive pop-up at the Harbour Marketplace! This includes late night shopping on Thursday 24th November.

5:00pm - 8:00pm GMT

Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone Harbour, CT20 1QH

https://folkestoneharbourarm.co.uk/folkestone-marketplace/

Nov 24

Christmas Art + Design Fair

Christmas Art + Design Fair at Fourth Wall Folkestone. Beautiful and useful items with the perfect balance between form and function Opening Times: Thursday - Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Fourth Wall Folkestone, 48 The Old High Street, Folkestone, CT20 1RN

https://www.fourthwallfolkestone.co.uk/upcoming.html

Nov 19 - Nov 20

Festive Hut on the Harbour

The All Aboard Collective will be back for Xmas 2022 with a festive pop-up at the Harbour Marketplace!

Folkestone Harbour Arm, Folkestone Harbour, CT20 1QH

https://folkestoneharbourarm.co.uk/folkestone-marketplace/

Nov 19

Festive Craft Fair at Elham Valley Railway Museum

Locally made gifts and artisan crafts from a selection of Kent's best Small Independent Businesses and Designer-Makers. Located inside the gorgeously festive George's Hall! Event includes free parking, free entry to market place. Refreshments available. Miniature Train Rides available (subject to weather).

10:00am - 4:00pm GMT

Elham Valley Line Trust Railway Museum, Peene, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8AZ

http://www.elhamvalleylinetrust.org/

Nov 5 - Nov 6

Stitch Fest South West 2022

The South Wests best fibre festival. Vendors, Workshops, Talks and more, held at the easily accessible Newton Abbott Racecourse venue.

10:00am - 5:00pm GMT

Newton Abbott Race Course, Devon

https://www.stitchfest.co.uk/

Oct 1 - Oct 2

Love Local

A pop-up two day celebration of Local businesses, makers and artisans. Saturday hours 9-5, Sunday hours 10-4.

9:00am - 5:00pm BST

The Yarn Dispensary, 6 Market Place, Faversham, ME13 7AG

https://www.theyarndispensary.co.uk/love-local-event

Sep 9 - Sep 10

Unravel... Autumn

Held over two days, unravel… autumn festival welcomes makers and creatives of all abilities for an intimate community craft experience. We invite you to discover new makers, hand dyed yarns, local and made in the UK traders and yarn brands in our curated marketplace. Learn from the experts and advance your skills by taking part in a bookable workshop or attend a free talk from our programme of inspiring speakers.

Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR

https://farnhammaltings.com/events/unravel-autumn

Aug 28

All Aboard Collective Market Stall

The All Abvoard Collective designers will be showcasing their wares every Sunday through August. Folkestone Harbour Yarn will be there alongside Lucy Alice Designs, From Poppy With Love and Jane De Bono Textiles.

11:00am - 6:00pm BST

The Platform at Folkestone Harbour Arm, CT20 1QH

https://folkestoneharbourarm.co.uk/folkestone-marketplace/

Jul 9 - Jul 10

Yarningham Festival 2022

The U.K.'s only Black Led yarn festival has a diverse range of exhibitors and attendees. Set in the beautiful Uffculme Centre, this 2 day event is a personal favourite of mine.

10:00am - 4:30pm BST

The Uffculme Centre, Queensbridge Road, Birmingham, B13 8QY

https://www.yarningham.co.uk/

Jul 3 - Jul 3

Open Quarter Open Studios

Folkestone's artists, creatives, designers and makers will be opening the doors of their studios, offices and homes. Come and say hello to the artists and go behind the scenes of the Creative Quarter.

7:30pm - 2:00am BST

Top Floor Studio, 49A the Old High Street, Folkestone, CT20 1RN

https://www.creativefolkestone.org.uk/whats-on/open-quarter-2022-open-studios/

Jun 25 - Jun 26

Trunk Show at The Yarn Dispensary, Faversham

A two day Trunk Show at the award winning Yarn Dispensary, Faversham. To coincide with Faversham Open Gardens and Garden Market Day, I will be selling a wide selection of naturally dyed products. Including British breed wools, Knit and crochet kits, and accessories such as embroidered cotton bags and notions.

10:00am - 5:00pm BST

The Yarn Dispensary, 6 Market Place, Faversham, ME13 7AG

https://www.theyarndispensary.co.uk/

Apr 28 - May 9

All Aboard Collective

A Pop-Up shop in the heart of Folkestone's Creative Quarter, featuring Folkestone Harbour Yarn (yarns, craft kits), Lucy Alice Designs (cards and prints), From Poppy With Love (accessories and homeware), Jane de Bono Design (luxury leather goods) and The Fern House (plants and garden accessories).

10:00am - 5:00pm BST

Eight Squared Gallery, 64 the Old High Street, Folkestone, CT20 1RN

https://www.instagram.com/allaboardcollective/

Mar 26 - Mar 27

East Anglia Yarn Festival

East Anglia’s new fibre festival, bringing 60 amazing exhibitors to Norwich for the first time in 2022.

10:30am - 4:30pm BST

Holiday Inn, Cromer Road, Norwich, NR6 6JA

https://www.eastangliayarnfestival.com/

Feb 11 - Feb 13

Unravel... A Festival of Yarn

Unravel...a festival of yarn celebrates all things yarn and yarn making from knitting and crochet to spinning and weaving. The Maltings is operating hourly timed slots to unravel before 2pm to manage visitor traffic. You may stay as long as you like.

9:00am - 5:00pm GMT

Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR

https://farnhammaltings.com/events/unravel-a-festival-of-yarn

Jan 16

Waltham Abbey Wool Show

The First Yarn Show of the YEAR!

5:00am - 11:00am GMT

Marriot Hotel, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3LX

https://www.walthamabbeywoolshow.co.uk/

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