Please click the "Courses" button on our Home page for the latest details.
Among our many accessories and courses are:
Knitting: Simple Little Neck Warmer
Crochet: Craft Bag
Komihimo: Braided Jewellery
Decopatch: Birds, Animals, Shapes, Ceramic Items
Folk Art: Cards , Shapes, Picture Frames
Cross Stitch: Selection from “Bothy Threads” range of fabulous pictures
Woolfelt: IPad and mobile cases, Change purses and bags
Decopatch and Folk Art— We now have a new range of Decopatch and Folk Art Kits, we shall extend the range substantially if they prove popular, so please try them and give us your views.
Our Craft Taster Day on Sunday August 2nd was a great success, for a change we were helped by the weather which brought both sunshine and good attendances from new and existing customers.
On offer were a range of crafts demonstrated by our experienced course tutors who were also able to discuss workshops to suit individual craft interests. See our selection of images below.
New Booking Conditions. With immediate effect we are implementing a minimum period of 3 clear days notice required to change an existing booking. We would appreciate everyone’s understanding for us needing to set this criteria. Genuine cases of emergency will always be looked at sympathetically.
New Sewing Course. We are currently discussing with a local team to provide sewing courses, these would be on a regular basis and cover all aspects from sewing machine instruction to producing garments of differing levels of complexity. Classes will be for four persons and include the provision of sewing machines. For us to gauge interest, please let us know if you would be interested, there is no obligation.
Workshops for 2016 - See our Facebook page and the "Courses" button
For further information on any of the above workshops, please call us on 01635 201660
The Campaign for Wool
We are pleased to be part of the Campaign for Wool, a global community of sheep farmers, retailers, designers, manufacturers and consumers united by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. The campaign aims to educate as many people as possible about the benefits and versatility of wool in fashion, furnishings and everyday life.
We’re stocking some fantastic, 100% British wool at YarnFest at the moment, including the West Yorkshire Spinners range and King Coles Masham DK, along with some fantastic patterns!
Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5.30 pm
Saturday 9am – 5.30pm
Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm
We’ll also have a lot more flexibility for evening workshops and events, and you can stop by for a cup of tea and a Knit & Natter anytime!
With seating inside and out, you can join us for an informal Knit & Natter session at any time. We’ll also have tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes available to purchase.
We will also be holding Knitting Surgeries on Saturdays (1 - 2 pm) so you can ask our expert about any problems you might have.
Where to find us
From Hillier’s, turn left and go to the mini roundabout. Turn right towards Newbury (B4009). After approximately 250 metres turn left into our car park at
The Old Telephone Exchange
Long Lane, Hermitage RG18 9QS
Planning a Large Project?
If you need to purchase 20 or more balls of one type/shade of yarn, call us on 01635201660 or email us and we will quote you our best price.
Dolly's Blog, Facebook and more
You can find our new blog at blog.yarnfest.co.uk where we will be keeping you up to date on news from YarnFest. You can find free patterns there, links to other great sites, tips, advice and more. If you have any suggestion for future blogs, we’d love to hear them!
If you want to find out more about us, our new yarns, patterns, courses, tips, advice and much much more, then keep in touch with us through our blog at blog.yarnfest.co.uk, our Twitter and our Facebook pages. We also have a great Pinterest profile where you can find the best free patterns that we’ve found, as well as some great inspiration for crafty projects – and not just knitting and crochet! If you have any suggestions for future blogs, tweets and pins, we’d love to hear them!