We are very excited to once again be offering a wonderful day-trip to Yarndale, the festival of wooly creativity, in Skipton, Yorkshire. This will be our fifth time we have made the pilgrimage, and we love it. But as we've expanded it has become more and more stressful so this year we are doing things slightly differently, starting with this frequently asked questions page.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book?
You fill out this form. Once you've filled it out I will contact you to confirm and arrange payment through your preferred method - PayPal or card over the phone or you can pop into the shop and pay there.
How much does it cost?
The cost is £30 per person. This covers the Yarndale ticket, the coach and the required insurance.
What is Yarndale?
Yarndale is a festival of wooly creativity where knitters, crocheters and all wool lovers get together to have fun and spend some money. There are hundreds of stalls, mainly from independent dyers, spinners and makers. It takes place at a working auction mart just outside of Skipton in Yorkshire and it really is a haven for all things crafty.
It is more busy than you can imagine if you have never been to an event like this before. There are thousands of people that come through the doors. You are advised to bring snacks on the day as there are often long queues for the food halls.
Where, when, how?
We travel by coach on Saturday the 23rd of September 2017. We always meet at the Mount Street Coach Stop (NG1 6HP). We will depart at 8am and we are afraid we cannot wait for anybody so we suggets you get there with time to spare. This should, traffic willing, get us to Skipton 10.30am in time for the show opening. We will then meet back up at 4pm for the journey home, we should arrive back at Mount Street at around 6pm (the way home tends to be easier).
Why do you need so much information from me?
Because in previous years, when we took a more relaxed approach, I nearly had a heart attack and we want everything to go as smoothly as possible and for you to enjoy your day.
Can I bring my child?
Yes. But children, including babies, still need their own seat on the coach, which prevents me selling the ticket to someone else, so they will still need to pay the full price. There are only six suitable spaces for child car seats so if you want to bring a child make sure you book early and let me know. Also note that as the venue is a working auction mart floors are uneven and the event itself is usually very busy so we suggest carrying babies rather than using a pushchair.
Is there disabled access?
Unfortunately there is no disabled access to the coach, but there is storage for wheelchairs or walking frames, so you may still be able to come with us if you are able to climb the steps on to the coach. Please let me know well in advance so I can book you into a downstairs seat (we have a double-decker coach). Please also be aware that the venue is a working auction mart with uneven floors and is usually very busy so access may be limited at times.
I don't know if I'll be free, can I book nearer the time?
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a strictly first-come first-served basis.
Can I cancel my ticket?
Yes, but you will only receive a refund if we are able to resell it. If you do cancel, you must give us as much notice as possible and we will not accept cancellations less than two weeks before the event. No refund will be given if you cancel less than two weeks before.
I can't come but my friend wants to take my ticket, can I give it to them?
No, we need the same details for each person as provided when you completed the form prior to booking and as the event is generally oversubscribed it is only fair that we give priority to people on the waiting list.
What is the yarndale uniform?
We're a bunch of farts and two years ago three of us decided to knit the same thing to wear to Yarndale. Last year there were four of us and this year there are at least eight! More if you lot join in! It is open to everybody that can knit. We've chosen the pattern (we choose on Yarn Shop Day every year so if you want to be part of the choosing then keep an eye out for next years event) and you can find it by clicking here. All you have to do is get the pattern, buy the yarn from us and wear it on the day!