It has been bitterly cold recently in France and all I want to do is hunker down in the warm and knit cosy things to wear. Unfortunately, at the rate I am going, I do run out of wool quickly, which unfortunately necessitates leaving the comfort of home. It seems I need to stock up, so it is welcome news that Unravel is just around the corner.
Since its launch in 2009, Unravel… a festival of knitting has become one of the leading independent events for knitting and crochet, with yarn enthusiasts visiting from across the country and around the world. Late this month, over seventy exhibitors from the UK and Europe will gather together at unravel's marketplace, which is certainly the hub of the festival. They will be displaying and selling unique specialist products guaranteed to tempt any knitting or crochet-lover. This year, exhibitors include Plant Dyed Wool, who sell beautiful hand-operated looms and run workshops by the River Wye. Visitors can also purchase hand-dyed knitwear and books from Alison Ellen, or visit yarn vendors like Belfast-based Fine Fish Yarn and Lanivendole from Genova, Italy, to pick up a wonderful selection of wool. See the full list of 2019 exhibitors here.
As ever, Unravel is offering an exciting selection of expert-led workshops and talks on a range of disciplines, giving visitors the chance to try out a new skill. Running throughout the whole building, visitors can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the show in the unique setting of Farnham Maltings. Now in its eleventh year, the festival has established itself into a much-loved yarn event for all ages and abilities and offers a strong participatory and social element to the event.
22 - 24 February 2019, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR, UK
Blog post by Jessica Edney