Something new and different for all you yarn lovers!

A week long wool festival in Welwyn Garden City’s Howard Centre with many well known independent yarn sellers and designers, displaying their latest yarns and exciting new patterns for winter, plus workshops, book signings and much more.

Janie Crow

JANIE CROW is the home of designs by Jane Crowfoot who specialises in contemporary and innovative crochet designs for the home interior. Drawing much of her inspiration from her love of art, textiles and travel, Jane focuses her design work on creating imaginative and motivational projects, which give the home crafter the chance to learn many crochet techniques.

Under The Olive Tree Knits

At Under the Olive Tree you’ll find all the ingredients that make a happy knitter! Choose from a range of colourful hand-dyed yarns, unique knitting patterns, knitting kits, tools, stitch markers and accessories. 

Stitch and Knit

We are an independent fabric, wool and haberdashery shop located in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire. We are located between Potters Bar and Hatfield and only 7 miles from the M25. Having worked in retail all our lives we were very excited to develop our business in 2019 with our own bricks and mortar shop, allowing us to establish a creative community hub, something we felt that the local craft community and the area needed as a whole.

Anna Nikipirowicz

Anna Nikipirowicz is a crochet and knit designer, tutor, and author. Teaching across U.K. and abroad. Her designs are regularly featured in craft magazines such as Inside Crochet and she is the author of Tunisian Crochet Stitch Dictionary, Crocheted Wreaths for the Home, and more.

Yay For Crochet

Gurinder Kaur Hatchard lives in London with her husband, two children and hundreds of balls of yarn. She was taught to crochet by her mum at a young age and is the founder of Yay For Crochet where she sells crochet patterns and also inspires complete beginners to start crocheting with her ‘Couch to Crochet’ project. She loves to create whimsical and fun designs and has been published in Inside CrochetCrochet NowYour CrochetSimply Crochet and Prima. Gurinder is the author of Head to Toe Crochet and Hooked on Shakespeare, both published by Bloomsbury. 

Mid Herts Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers

The Mid-Herts Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers is a friendly Guild based in Hatfield, Herts. They generally meet on the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month from 7:30 to 10:00pm. There are exceptions to this, and occasional Saturday meetings and workshops are scheduled. The first Wednesday meeting is an informal Spin, Weave & Chat evening, and on the third Wednesday there is usually a talk by a guest speaker.  Visit below for the full programme of forthcoming talks and workshops.

The Haberdashery

Kim runs The Haberdashery, a charming little shop in Hitchin selling a large range of haberdashery related items and yarn. The Haberdashery Shop is located in 26 Churchyard, Hitchin, SG5 1HP. 

Kim will be bringing with her a fabulous selection of macrame cord, macrame kits and arm knitting yarn.

North Herts Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers

“Sharing a connection through our love and fascination with natural fibres, whether it be: Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing and Felting our membership varies from experienced to beginner level.”


The Guild holds an annual teaching open day every February - (February 24th 2024) called Four Corners covering the four disciplines already mentioned. Visitors and new members are welcome.

For lots of further information and details of how to book a place on our Four Corners event please visit our website and Blog.

Ragged Life

Have fun turning old clothing and fabric offcuts into gorgeous homeware and family heirlooms with the eco-friendly craft of rag rug making. Visit our Ragged Life stall and pick up beginner rag rug kits, quality rug making tools, recycled materials and much more. Or learn in person at one of our 5* rated rag rug workshops just outside Hitchin. Come along and get inspired! 

Weku Yarn

We’re Hannah and Lydia, the two London-based sisters whose yarn is inspired by our Ghanaian heritage… and then some! The name ‘Weku’ means ‘Family’ in our Dad’s native language – Ga. We embrace this heritage in our business, and in particular we love the beautiful and bright traditional outfits and patterns. Some would say as sisters we’re polar opposites, but this works perfectly to bring you a mix of different yarns. Within Weku’s colourways you will see lots of bright variegated yarns but also some more subtle semi-solids and pastels. We look forward to meeting you at Wool-in Garden City!

Wool and All

Naomi runs a small independent wool shop newly opened in Letchworth Garden City selling wool, patterns and all the accessories for your woolly needs. 

She will be bringing a range of well-known brands such as Stylecraft, Woolcraft and James C Brett along with patterns and little woolly gifts. 

The Shop is based in Garden Square, Letchworth open :

Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 – 18.00  

Suraya Hossain

Suraya Hossain is a knitwear/crochet and textile jewellery designer, and is known for her jewellery brand 'Mahliqa'. She is a London-born British Asian, and her Bangladeshi heritage is a huge influence in her work.

Environmental concerns also influence her designs greatly. Her recent knitting and crochet patterns centre on temperature and climate change. Her designs will be on display, with printed patterns available.

She also produces jewel-like crystal stitchmarkers, perfect for adding a touch of glamour to your needles!

Kath Andrews Designs

Kath Andrews’ patterns are clearly written covering a wide range of knitting skills. Her designs include techniques from lace-knitting to brioche, cables and colour-work, and she loves interesting construction. Kits are available for some designs, alongside hand-burnt wooden treats such as coasters and hearts, and hand-made project bags.

Woolly Chic

Woolly Chic specialises in British Wool and ethical yarns, and these have inspired Helen’s unique crochet and knitting designs which are included in her kits. 

Helen sells a beautiful range of Welsh wool, spun from the fleece of sheep farmed by her cousin, organic cotton and her own brand of environmentally friendly HeartSpun 4ply and DK yarn.


Vibrant, stylish, and practical project bags and notion purses from carefully sourced African prints and other unique inspired fabrics.   All items are made by Gail with loving care.

Buttoned Up

Judith makes beautiful porcelain buttons. Each button is individually handmade, hand decorated and unique. She tries to make buttons to suit every eventuality, so expect to see an amazing collection!


YarnTings is where colour comes to play with luxury yarns and fibres creating a feast for the senses. Founded by multidisciplinary artist Charmaine Wombwell, her selection of hand dyed, natural fibre bases, and fun textured hand spun yarns make for a bold and beautiful crafting experience.

The Crochet Chain

Diana's original patterns and kits help you from your first steps, to being a confident crocheter. 

With simple but ingenious designs, interesting construction methods and join as you go methods, she figures out new ways to explore the craft of crochet.

Pick up a kit, book or pattern and Crochet today!

GardeningWitch Designs

Jane is the owner and creator at GardeningWitch Designs, where she makes stylish and practical accessories for the yarn crafter. Her wares include project bags, notions pouches, needle protectors, stitch markers and shawl pins. She also sells beautiful ceramic yarn bowls made in Worcester by Chris Greening Pottery.

Twisted Yarns

Luisa sells hand dyed yarn on a variety of weights using mainly British wool and she will have both superwash and non superwash available. Luisa designs crochet shawls and cowls and sells the patterns and kits for these along with handmade stitch markers. 


Marcia sells Plant Based Yarns, which are mostly recyclable, breathable, vegan and anti-bacterial. Like the Sugar cane, Soy Bean or Bio Bamboo yarn (also known as ''vegan silk').

These plant-based fibres are considered ''vegetable cashmere'' due to the lustre, softness and drape characteristics of silk. Without using any animal fibre and without a hefty price tag. For these characteristics, it is particularly suitable for projects for children and adults alike.

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