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Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Some photos from Edinburgh Yarn Festival on Friday! It was my first time going since it moved to the Corn Exchange, I’d been to the Drill Hall one, but I think we were on holiday when it was on last year. I’d only been to the Corn Exchange as a concert venue before and never really liked it, so I wasn’t expecting much, but once all the booths were in it looked great! Soooo much yaaaaaaarn! And it was so well organised, I heard there had been some problems with queues last year, but it was all super efficient this time round, didn’t have to wait at all (and actually wandered in without swapping my ticket for a wristband – oops!). I only had a half day there, so had just time for a tour of the market place and my shopping dilemmas, and an all too brief stitch and bitch (retro!) in the cafe before they chucked us out. It would have been nice to hang out and knit a bit longer, and I’ll try to go for a full day next year.

I was very restrained in my buying, I got only two skeins. No picture of them specifically, I meant to take one at home, but never got round to it, but they’re in the bottom right hand corner of the picture above – grey merino/cashmere yarn with some subtle colourful speckling from la bien aimee. It is so beautiful! I went with a project to buy for, but annoyingly I failed to notice that although the needle size was biggish (I had found it through a needle size/yarn length ravelry search), it called for lace yarn, and ain’t nobody got time for that! I think I may make waiting for the rain which Kersti recommended.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Not sure hat this stand was selling, but it was a nice set up

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Natural dyes

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
I would have loved to buy something from her, snailyarns from Italy

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Knitting for kids

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Wollmeise

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
The rainbow heirloom/tin can knits stand

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
It wasn’t all colour!

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Spinning stuff too

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Ysolda

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Edinburgh Yarn Festival
Kate Davies was the stand that had the best presentation of samples I thought, but annoyingly didn’t get a picture of the mannequins with the 1950s dresses and the cardigans and jumpers.

Edinburgh Yarn Festival
And finally, another one from la bien aimee. I very nearly got that beautiful mustard yellow instead of the grey. Maybe next year!

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  • Sandra 21 March 2016, 6:48 pm

    Pretty pictures! I really like the look of that Granny Square “quilt” afghan in the second picture!
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  • mary 23 March 2016, 6:09 pm

    The Granny Square Quilt was by Emma Lamb and promoting her crochet book. Gorgeous alpaca crocheted throw in that booth too. Thanks for taking some fab photies Franca! I was just overwhelmed and managed a few…

  • Nessa 25 March 2016, 5:24 pm

    Great photos Franca! I went to, it was a lovely day. Great set up.

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