Yarndale 2016

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Baa Baa Brighouse has just exhibited at the fourth annual Yarndale, held in Skipton, North Yorkshire and what an amazing festival of woolly loveliness it was!

The event, held at the Auction Mart, a short distance from the town centre, is the second Yarndale we’ve had a stand at and the third time we’ve visited.

Having appeared at a number of shows, I have to say Yarndale is by far and away one of the biggest with 180 exhibitors and over 8,000 visitors throughout the weekend.

It is meticulously organised with the team of volunteers that help pull the show together doing an absolutely outstanding job – managing the event can be no mean feat as anyone who visited on Saturday will tell you.

The crowds came in their droves which is wonderful to see but also means that as exhibitors, we are kept crazily busy all day, so if I didn’t get a chance to say hello when you stopped by, I do apologise. As an online store, we love meeting our customers face to face and relish the opportunity that festivals such as Yarndale provide but of course, it’s not always possible to catch everyone. We’re bowled over by the support that you all show, particularly those of you who traveled long distances to share the weekend with us.

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As exhibitors, we were given the chance to showcase our very best products which for us meant telling you all about our lovely hand dyed Baa Baa Brew available in skeins, Mini Skein Boxes, Gift Boxes, Yarn Pops and also featured in our Sprig Beanie Hat Knit Kit. It was lovely to hear all of your positive comments about the yarn, how well it knits and what you’ve been making with it. Don’t forget to share your finished items on social media or email pictures to us at info@baabaabrighouse.co.uk

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We hope you all had a chance to squish, squash and squeeze your way around the show, take in a woolly workshop, enjoy the yarn bombing, bunting, knitted sheep for the Creative Community project and of course, visit the super cute sheep and alpacas.

It amazes me every year the sheer level of talent on display from our fellow exhibitors, those that help decorate the venue and from customers who wear their woolly makes with pride. Roll on Yarndale 2017 – we can’t wait!

 

 

 

 

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