2 day festival
2 day festival

About Spinning Yarns

SPINNING YARNS is a two-day festival celebrating the wonderful world of all things associated with wool & linen where we will showcase the colour, creativity and craft associated with these homespun yarns in all their forms.

The highlights will include:

  • Market Place with a wide range of traders, both local and from further afield
  • Craft and Gift Stalls
  • Displays, Workshops and Demonstrations
  • A Range of Artisan Food & Drink
  • Children’s Entertainment

Every aspect of the wool and linen journey will be represented, from the woolly animals themselves, through the various stages of production, to beautiful finished products. As well as artisans and retailers of the highest quality exhibiting and selling products, visitors will be able try their hand at all sorts of textile based skills.

Set in the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House – Spinning Yarns is a ‘must do’ event for those passionate about yarn or simply seeking a great day out.

Come along to be entertained and inspired!

Please check the website and social media for more event updates and announcements.

We are delighted to have chef, author & broadcaster Paula McIntyre MBE back with us again this year. Paula, a regular contributor on Radio Ulster, will be demonstrating tasty recipes in keeping with the festival theme.

This year Louise Kelly, doll maker and soft toy designer based in County Londonderry, will be joining us for Spinning Yarns. Louise is author of two books published on the art of doll making and you can often see her on ‘The Sewing Quarter’ craft TV channel as a guest designer, demonstrating how to make her latest characters. She also regularly writes for the craft magazine “Molly Makes” and has a blogspot “loulovesthis”. Louise has a passion for hand sewing and for encouraging everyone to become enchanted with the art of doll making.