Glasgow School of Yarn

Join us on the 23rd and 24th of October at the Trades Hall in Glasgow's Merchant City for a weekend of yarn squishing and socialising! Cause we definitely deserve it!

Glasgow School of Yarn

About Glasgow School of Yarn

Join us on the 23rd and 24th of October at the Trades Hall in Glasgow's Merchant City for a weekend of yarn squishing and socialising! Cause we definitely deserve it!

What is The Glasgow School of Yarn, you ask?

It started life as a yarny party to celebrate The Yarn Cake's first birthday, back in 2011! Through a series of coincidences, sheer dumb luck and a fair amount of hard work, we found ourselves hosting a two day event in collaboration with the Mackintosh Society in the beautiful Mackintosh Church. We had a fabulous, if small by today's standards, marketplace showcasing mostly local talent. We somehow convinced an amazing roster of tutors to come and teach at a newbie event: Amy Singer of Knitty and Stephen West, who both joined in the celebrations with their own birthdays; as well as Carol Feller and Ann Kingstone. It was such a success we kept going, annually, until 2015...at which point organiser Antje had a wean and life got significantly more complicated.

So we've been on hiatus since then. But the child is significantly less hands on, and it seemed a good time to bring GSoY back. Last year's event didn't happen thanks to COVID, alas, but GSoY 2021 is on! As well as our usual marketplace we have various craft classes, The Yarn Cake pop-up cafe, and cloakroom services to raise funds for local charity Refuweegee.

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