What an incredible weekend! My lovely husband let me have a sneaky weekend off adulting to go and have a couple of days to myself. And what better way to spend them at Edinburgh Yarn Festival?!
Held at Edinburgh Corn Exchange, it was easy to access the festival via train from Haymarket or Waverley with a quick walk across the green from the station at Slateford. As well as a range of workshops across the weekend from talented designers such as Woolly Wormhead and Karie Westermann, Louise Scollay of KnitBritish hosted a Podcast Lounge in association with Blacker Yarns. It was an absolute delight to meet Louise, and it felt like catching up with an old friend. She is genuinely lovely and gives brilliant hugs!
There were SO many amazing vendors at Edinburgh Yarn Festival and a quite incredible showcase of creative talent. To give a quick snapshot of how busy the festival was, here’s a little glimpse at my camera roll;
Next up was Rachel Atkinson who was launching her brand new yarn, Daughter of a Shepherd. I was overwhelmed not only with the beauty of the yarn that Rachel has created, but also of the incredible story behind it. I can’t justify a few words on this yarn, so I’ll be dedicating a whole post to it later this week.
I got to see Triskelion Yarn in the flesh for the first time. I’ve followed them on Twitter for a while, so I knew their colours were vibrant but they were SO striking in real life.
This really is just a tiny snapshot of what was available at Edinurgh Yarn Festival, and I wish I could tell you about every little thing that was there! The atmosphere was incredible and now I completely understand the hype around this festival. I’ve previously been to Woolfest, Knit Nation and Fibre Flurry, but Edinburgh Yarn Festival was by far the friendliest and most interactive. There was plenty of seating for just chilling out and knitting for a while, and meant there was plenty of places to sit and catch up with friends.
To round off, I’d like to say hello to new and old friends who I caught up with; Louise, Woolly Wormhead, Aimee, Claire, Adrienne and Jo and to the ones I missed Ellen, Natalie and Chloe.
Thanks Edinburgh, you were awesome!