Thank you to all our unravel visitors and followers for making it such a fantastic festival!
Now in its ninth year, unravel has become one of the industries favourite knitting festivals. Over 3,000 attendees enjoyed all that unravel offers. Visitors were treated with high end workshops from experts travelling from Europe and across the UK.
The free talk programme featured fascinating insights into the different realms of the yarn world including Francesca Hughes on designing knitwear, Rachael Matthews on The Mindfulness in Knitting and two special unravel live podcasts by the team at Pom Pom, one of the UK’s leading knitting magazines.
The Long Kiln Gallery displayed the exquisite, humorous and distinctive work of renowned wool artist Kate Jenkins.
Our exhibitors provided our record breaking number of attendees with a wide range of knitting products and engaged in some great conversations. Here in the Craft Team we are already so excited about organising the 10th unravel and will be planning lots of celebrations for our much loved festival.
Our striking Knit Aviary in the glass box entry to our building attracted many generous bidders and we are delighted to have raised money for the local young person’s charity, Step by Step. There are just a few more birds needing nice homes so they have been relocated to the Malting shop and are available to purchase.
The festival’s co-ordinator, Gemma Curtis said “We are so grateful to the wonderful exhibitors, speakers and tutors who have delighted the thousands of visitors to the festival. We are extremely proud to have put on such a much-loved event in the knitting and craft calendar. Thanks to all who came and made it such a special weekend.”
Nancy Marchant: “Great Festival. I highly recommend it to every knitter!”
Unravel visitor: “Thank you so much for a lovely day, my bags are heavier and my pockets lighter, my husband even enjoyed himself too.”