1 day festival
1 day festival

About Spinning Yarns

SPINNING YARNS is a one-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

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 grounds of the Mossley Mill Complex, including Theatre at The Mill, Museum at The Mill, and the beautiful Civic Square – 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.

This year at Spinning Yarns, the Hookery Craft Group will be hosting a drop-in area where folks can come and talk about anything yarn related at any time throughout the festival. We welcome interest from women, men and children.  The atmosphere will be relaxed, friendly and supportive.

Learn how to knit or crochet, find out about different yarn weights and origins, learn about what equipment you will need to start a new hobby, how to cast on and cast off or how to read a simple pattern. Come and tell us how you came to knit or crochet and share your stories with us.

There will be help on hand and one-to-one opportunities from experienced knitters and crocheters.

On display will be The Estate, a 9ft x 6ft 2D yarn representation of the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey which has been completed by the Hookery group.