Farnham Maltings welcomes sweater weather this September, with a second instalment of the renowned yarn festival Unravel. Unravel… autumn is a celebration of all things yarn making, from knitting and crochet to spinning and weaving. Held over two days, (Friday 09 and Saturday 10 of September 2022) unravel… autumn festival invites makers and creatives of all abilities for an intimate community craft experience.
At the heart of the festival is the curated marketplace which showcases an array of independent producers and hand dyed yarns, hailing from across the UK and Europe. Visitors will recognise leading names from the knitting fraternity and have the chance to discover new emerging hand dyers and designers.
Unravel… autumn will offer an exciting programme of expert-led workshops (both in person and virtual), suitable for varying abilities and host live talks on a range of disciplines.
John Arbon Textiles, is kindly sponsoring all in person workshops by providing yarn for those classes.
Some workshop highlights include; Shetland Lace, Tapestry Crochet, Embroidery, Colour Mixology and Sock Knitting. (Festival entry is included when a visitor books onto a workshop) Garthenor Organic are once again on board to sponsor the talk series (the talk programme is included with a standard day ticket to the festival).
It doesn’t end there, for the first time unravel… autumn is excited to host a theatre show. Welcoming award-winning writer-actor Sophie Ablett as she delivers a poignantly relevant solo piece: She Seeks Out Wool. The production is a combination of spoken word and giant knitting, telling the story of the relatives lost in a Jewish family’s journey from Praszka to Liverpool.
Festival, theatre tickets and workshops are now on sale. The full show programme schedule including talks, workshops, exhibitors and social events will be available to download in August.