Yarndale

Well all I can say is WOW, what a brilliant show. We set up on Friday, my birthday, and the Auction Mart was clean and tidy, with dry floors!!!! It didn’t take too long to set up, but travelling to and from Skipton the traffic was pretty bad and the 67 mile trip took us over 2 hours to do.

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Full view of the stall

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A cascade of my knitting wools.

Saturday was an unbelievably busy day, some 5000 people visited the show and I had one of my best sales days ever. The yarn bowls just flew off the stand, especially as the organisers of Yarndale had featured them on their Facebook page!!!! The power of the internet. I had to ring Tim half way through the afternoon for him to load up the camper van with some of the fibres that I was running short of so I could re-stock on Sunday morning.

Today was a quieter day and for most of us it was a great relief after the hectic one yesterday. The yarn bowls continued to sell well. I took 62 and have come home with only 6!! The trouble is, I’m at the Bakewell Wool Gathering in 3 weeks time, and the potter who makes the Yarn bowls for me, goes on holiday on Friday for 3 weeks, so there is no way she can make anymore for me.

There were some teething troubles over the weekend, which is to be expected. I don’t think the organisers expected so many people to turn up on the first day, so car parking was a bit of an issue, as was trying to get a drink or anything to eat at lunch time. But you can’t have everything and I’m sure lots have been learnt by the organisers. unfortunately one stallholder decided, for reasons I’m not going to go into, to pack up and leave on the first morning. They were acting a bit like a “prima donna” and this is not the first event that I’ve been to this year where they have attempted to push their weight around. It’s won them no friends and their customers went to other stallholders with their money, so no complaints from us there then!!!!

Overall the show was fantastic and one that I will certainly be looking forward to doing again next year.

Now to get ready for the Bakewell Wool Gatheirng……

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2 thoughts on “Yarndale

  1. Freyalyn 29/09/2013 at 22:09 Reply

    Great to see you and Tim there, and congrats on such a good show. We did much better than I thought we’d done, once we got home and Mark put his best counting hat on.

    (Suburbia btw, not suberbia, unless you’re making a pun that’s gone straight over my head)

  2. deb gillanders 01/10/2013 at 21:20 Reply

    Well Happy Belated Birthday, clearly! I agree, Saturday was rammed (no sheepish pun intended) but what a debut; they’d clearly got advertising bang on & if there were 2-hour queues & miles of tailbacks, well – ouch but congratulations. Propagansey’s just beginning to feature on folks’ radars which is warming, there was a lot of interest – though this could have been something to do with the judiciously placed shocking pink longjohns. Hope to be there next year!

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