Events

Markets and Festivals

Jun 1

Fibre Fest - All Things Textile

A One Day Celebration of All Things Textile at Eastbourne's Independent Shopping Centre, The Enterprise Centre.

10:00am - 5:00pm BST

Enterprise Shopping Centre, Station Parade, Eastbourne, BN21 1BD

https://enterprise-centre.org/events/

Jun 29 - Jun 30

Wool @ J13 2024

A fabulous summer fibre festival held in The Heritage grounds. Includes a wide range of stalls in the marketplace, workshops, street food stalls and more! This years event will benefit the Bishton Ponies charity which works with excluded & cared for teens.

10:00am - 4:30pm BST

The Heritage, Bellamour Lane, Bishton, Wolseley Bridge, St17 0XL

https://wool-j13.uk/

Jul 13 - Jul 14

Yarningham 2024

A wonderful event held in the grounds of the stunning Uffculme Centre, with carefully selected marketplace vendors, designer showcases, workshops, a yarn swap & more! As the only Black led yarn festival in the Uk Yarningham is truly unique.

11:00am - 4:00pm BST

Uffculme Centre, 52 Queensbridge Road, Birmingham B13 8QY

https://www.yarningham.co.uk/yarningham-2024

Aug 10 - Aug 11

North East Wool Show

The perfect event for all lovers of knitting, crochet, feltmaking, weaving, spinning, dyeing, and all things woolly!

10:00am - 4:00pm BST

Newcastle Racecourse, NE3 5HP

https://www.northeastwoolshow.co.uk/

Past events

Apr 20 - Apr 21

Alpaca Evolution Fibre Arts Weekend

The Inaugural Alpaca Evolution Fibre Arts Weekend offers a range of talks & workshops, plus a Fibre Arts Marketplace and lots of ALPACA'S! Entry is Free this year.

Mar 9 - Mar 10

East Anglia Yarn Festival

Returning to Norwich for its third annual celebration of all things yarn and fibre!

5:30am - 12:30pm GMT

The Norfolk Showground Arena, NR5 0TP

https://www.eastangliayarnfestival.com/

Dec 27 - Jan 10

NEW YEAR SALE

15% off all full price yarn, Kits, Notions & Patterns. No code needed!

FolkestoneHarbourYarn.com

https://folkestoneharbouryarn.com/

Dec 16 - Dec 17

Evegate Christmas Market

Evegate's Annual Christmas Market featuring 60+ Artisan Stalls, Kids Crafts, Grotto, Choir, Brass band, Donkeys, Alpacas & More!

12:00pm - 6:00pm GMT

Evegate Business, Retail & Artisan Park, Near Ashford, Kent, TN25 6SX

https://fb.me/e/1qg0bstkW

Nov 27 - Dec 24

Christmas - Not Christmas Design + Art Fair

Open 12-4 Wednesday through to Saturday. A Design + Art Fair based at Fourth Wall, Folkestone (10-12 the Old High Street) running until Christmas Eve. Dozens of local artists and designers, showcasing everything from lighting, photography, illustrations and more. And, obviously, we've squeezed in a selection of our sustainably made, Folkestone crafted goods. Think big, shop small.

12:00pm - 4:00pm GMT

10-12 The Old High Street, Folkestone, CT20 1RL

https://www.instagram.com/fourthwallfolkestone/

Nov 24 - Dec 2

ART SHOP & Partners; The Department Store

An alternative shopping experience and a bit of festive fun "decked out with tinsel and lights" 🎄. The curators will be presenting the work of 29 artists and makers from across the southeast - everything from prints and photography to homewares and Christmas decorations. Get hold of an exclusive FHY LGBTQ+ sock kit created from with my Walk with Pride designs, boxed up as stocking fillers with the necessary yarns.

10:00am - 5:00pm GMT

The Brewery Tap, 53 Tontine Street, Folkestone.

https://www.whitepaperpen.com/art-shop

Nov 22 - Dec 5

All Aboard Collective Christmas Pop-Up

Makers native to Folkestone. Join us for our festive Christmas Pop Up shop at Gallery 66.

66 the Old High Street, Folkestone, CT20 1RN

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

Nov 4 - Nov 5

Stitch Fest South West 2023

The South West's biggest yarn event showcasing some of the best independent makers, dyers, spinners and designers in the UK yarn industry along with fabulous workshop and demonstration timetables.

9:00am - 4:00pm GMT

Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Abbot, Newton Road, Devon, TQ12 3AF

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

Sep 30 - Oct 1

Love Local Faversham

A Mini Market of local artisans. We will be bringing a range of yarns on fibres including naturally dyed Kent Romney.

10:00am - 4:00pm BST

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

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

Sep 23 - Sep 24

Yarndale

A creative festival celebrating all things woolly and wonderful, Yarndale plays host to an impressive selection of talented and passionate exhibitors.

5:00am - 11:30am BST

Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD

https://yarndale.co.uk

Sep 9 - Sep 10

The Scottish Yarn Festival

BRINGING TOGETHER INDEPENDENT YARN DYERS, PRODUCERS OF SINGLE ORIGIN WOOL, INSPIRATIONAL TUTORS AND LECTURERS, AND ALL FIBRE CRAFTERS FOR AN AWARD NOMINATED YARN FESTIVAL IN PERTH, SCOTLAND.

Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth, PH2 0TH

https://thescottishyarnfestival.com/

Jun 25

Open Quarter Folkestone

Open Quarter is an annual celebration of the Creative Quarter and our amazing community. For three days we will be hosting network events, live performances, open studios and more for visitors to enjoy.

10:00am - 4:00pm BST

49a The Old High Street, Top Floor Studio, Folkestone, CT20 1RN

https://www.creativefolkestone.org.uk/folkestone-creative-quarter/

May 27

Creative Quarter Art Market

Folkestone's Monthly Art market, held in the digital:glassworks atrium

10:00am - 4:00pm BST

digital:glassworks, Mill Bay, Folkestone, CT20 1JG, United Kingdom

https://www.creativefolkestone.org.uk/whats-on/creative-quarter-art-market-3/

May 13 - May 14

WOOL@J13 Festival

A celebration of all things woolly, just 25 mins from J13 of the M6, in the beautiful landscaped gardens of Staffordshire's grade II listed Georgian mansion, Bishton Hall. The festival includes a Marketplace, Workshops, Street Food stalls & Music!

10:00am - 5:00pm BST

Bishton Hall, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford ST17 0XN

https://wool-j13.uk

Mar 21

East Anglia Yarn Festival 2023

18-19 March 2023

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/

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