unravel…a festival of knitting

Farnham Maltings’ annual yarn festival unravel is taking place on Friday 22 – Sunday 24 February 2019.  In its 11th year, the event will host a marketplace of over 70 quality exhibitors selling yarn & fibre accessories and feature a programme of bookable workshops, talks & demonstrations led by UK & International experts.

Applications to be an exhibitor are now open! Please access the online form here Please be aware that when you submit your application form, you will receive an automated email confirming that the form has been received. If you do not get this email your application has NOT come through to us. Please check your junk folder before contacting us to check, as they are sometimes caught here!

About unravel 

unravel is a three day yarn show. The curated marketplace offers opportunities to independent producers and well established practitioners alongside first time yarn show exhibitors. We look to curate a diverse marketplace and welcome applications from yarn producers and dyers, knitwear designers and independent purveyors of artisan yarn and all knitting, crochet and spinning notions.

As we receive a great deal more applications than we can accept, exhibitors are selected by a panel and not on a first come first served basis. The selection process aims to ensure that visitors are offered an eclectic mix of exhibitors.  Please take a look at the selection criteria below for useful information prior to applying. Please be aware that this is meant to be a helpful guide and is not an exhaustive list from which the selection is made.

Selection guidelines 

Please take the following into consideration when making your application:

  • How your products/items fit in with our ethos of unravel a showcase for contemporary craft.
  • How your products/ items fit in with the range of disciplines and other vendors available at unravel.
  • If you are a returning exhibitor, what new items do you intend to show (this is important so that we can keep the festival fresh and engaging for a returning audience).

Your application should be supported with clear photos that accurately represent what you are intending to sell. If your range of products/ items falls into more than one category, then the unravel selection panel reserves the right to specify the products/items that can feature. You may also be asked to consider a different size exhibitor space than the size you have applied for.

Due to the huge number of applications we receive each year and the limited space available, inevitably some applications are unsuccessful. We are very sorry for any disappointment this causes and hope this would not discourage future applications. We are not always able to offer feedback but will do all we can to help if we can.

Exhibitor applications for unravel 2019 will close on Friday 31 August 2018.  Any applications after this date may not be considered. Selection will be made after the closing date and you will be informed whether your application was successful.

Thank you for your interest in unravel and supporting Farnham Maltings craft programme.  If you don’t know, we are a charity and all our activities, the festivals, workshops and wider programme, all help to support the work we do.

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