unravel… a festival of yarn is just what is says on the tin! We are the largest independent yarn show in the south east of England. We celebrate all things yarn and yarn making from knitting and crochet to spinning and weaving too. The highlight of the festival is our curated marketplace made up of independent yarn producers, established makers, and first time yarn show exhibitors. There is also the opportunity to learn something new from our excellent workshops with popular tutors.
This year we are excited to present unravel in a hybrid in-person/virtual format for the first time. Our virtual programme will include additional exhibitors and workshops as well as talks, social events, and more.
date & time
unravel typically takes place in February however due to the ongoing pandemic and current lockdown we have moved this year’s show to Friday - Sunday, 21-23 May, 2021. The show runs from 10am to 5pm daily, with early entry from 9am for workshop participants and those with mobility or other special needs such as neurodiversity. Please contact our box office for more information.
unravel takes place at Farnham Maltings in Farnham, Surrey. Our address is:
Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR. Visit us.
Tickets to unravel are only available in advance and all tickets are timed-entry. You can join the queue 15 minutes before your scheduled time. You have 45 minutes from the time on your ticket to enter the building. Please note that due to capacity and social distancing we may not be able to allow entry to late-comers.
Once you are in the building you may stay as long as you like. A one-way system will be in operation throughout the building.
New in 2021 all talks and special events with unravel have moved online. All in-person tickets include access to the online programme.
Not able to join us in-person at unravel? A virtual-only ticket can be purchased separately.
Workshop purchases are final sale and non-refundable. If you are unable to attend and will be sending someone in your place please let us know no later than midnight on 13 May 2021.
Workshop purchases include admission to the unravel marketplace on the same day as your workshop only. Workshop attendees may enter the marketplace from 9am on the same day as their workshop.
Please check in for your workshop at the Information Desk in the foyer next to the Box Office at least 15 minutes before your class.
food and on-site cafe
The Foyer Bar will be open during the festival serving a variety of snacks and teas and coffees for takeaway only. Alternatively there are many local cafes and restaurants nearby or a short walk away from the Maltings.
cash and card payments
There is no cash ATM on site at the Maltings. Many exhibitors take card payments but not all. Should you need a cash point there are a NatWest, HSBC and Barclays a quick 10 minute walk away on The Borough. A Lloyds Bank is also nearby on Castle Street.
We are committed to welcoming everyone to our vibrant building. For access information please look here. Please let us know when you’re booking a workshop if you need wheelchair access.
Farnham Maltings complies with government guidelines to operate safely. Find our covid-secure policy and what measures we’ve introduced to help keep you safe here.
any other questions?
If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please contact the box office.