Plan to Visit a Yarn Show This Autumn

Autumn Craft Creative Year Knitting Yarn

Now I know that we have only just squeeked into summer but some events need a bit of forewarning so that we can clear our calendars and treat ourselves.

I didn't think that I would get to take Under An English Sky Yarns to many shows this year. I had managed to secure a place at two most local-to-me shows which I was very happy about and I was wait listed for two of the bigger shows.

I honestly was not holding out much hope as these shows are very popular and my business is very small - although growing. As it turns out, I have been blessed with some last-minute places at two of my favourite shows!

I'm so incredibly happy becasue this is what I want to do - dye yarn, knit, craft and grow things!

 Autumn is a lovely time to treat yourself to a good-old craft show. I've been doing it for years and it is something I look forward each year. There is something about the dipping temperatures and shortening days that triggers an automatic reaching for yarn and needles! 

Of course we have so many lovely holidays to celebrate over the autumn, all of which cry out for new knitwear, and Christmas gifting to think about too. I always find a visit to a show provides a great opportunity not only to choose the perfect gift for a crafty friend, but also to be inspired by all the yarn, fabrics and threads that have been curated under one roof.

This year I am treating myself to a trip to the Festival of Quilts show in Birmingham and to the Knitting & Stitching Show in Harrogate. I'm going with a very dear friend so I'm looking forward to combining awesome company with yarn, fabrics and threads!

2024 Autumn Show Calendar

From a business point of view I am taking Under An English Sky Yarns to four shows and I would LOVE to say hi to all the friends I have met at past shows and meet new ones too! A girl can never have too many crafty friends!

So if you decide to treat yourself, this is where you can find me:


17th - Popup Wool Show - Hulme Hall, 23 Bolton Road, Bebbington, Port Sunlight, Wirral, CH62 5DH


15th - Yarn Gathering - 10am - 4pm - Daniel Owen Centre, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1AP

28th - 29th - Yarndale, 10am - 5pm Saturday, 10am - 4:30 Sunday - Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD 23 1UD


19th - 20th October - Bakewell Wool Gathering, 10am - 4pm, Lady Manners School, Shutts Lane, Bakewell, DE45 1JA

I've included links to each shows website so you can have a look at what each show has to offer.

Yarndale and Bakewell are big shows so if you prefer something a little quieter then the Popup Show and the Yarn Gathering may be more up your street.

That just about wraps up this post. I do hope that you will visit one of the shows and if you do, please make sure that you come and say hi.

Now I'm off to plan my knits for the show - what will you be knitting to wear?

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