All events and retreats are postponed and will be rescheduled from September 2020. Dates will be released as we have them.

Find out about our exciting events and our first ever residential and day-stay retreats for 2020.

DATES and Brief Outline

Saturday 28th March 2020 10am – 4pm – Meet the Author, Crochet Bar, and Book Signing to celebrate the launch of Anna Nikiporowicz’ new book: Crocheted Wreaths for the Home. Entry – free. Some activities have a surcharge.

Saturday 18th April 2020 . Book Launch and Catty Takeover! An Caitin Beag (Marna Gilligan) visits The Yarn Dispensary with her debut book of beautiful feline inspired knitting projects. Meet Marna, see a steeking demonstration and more! Entry free.

Sunday 17th May – Meet the Sheep! Ally from Longcroft Longwools, our brand new exclusive local yarn, will bring some of her beautiful prize-winning Wensleydales for a meet and greet in the marketplace. Spinning demonstration from Mel of Fibre and Fleece; dyeing talk with Gemma of the Project Bag. Find out about the journey from fleece to fibre. Full details TBA.


Come and meet Anna Nikipirowicz, author of Crocheted Wreaths for the Home

Anna Nikipirowicz, designer, podcaster and author will be coming to TYD!

The Yarn Dispensary, in association with Search Press, is pleased to present our first book event to celebrate the work of popular crochet designer, podcaster, and author Anna Nikipirowicz.

Join Anna in person for and inspiring and creative day. Enjoy a free 1 hour workshop where you’ll learn how to create a stunning crocheted succulent from her wonderful new book.  Come chat about all things crochet, enjoy the pop-up crochet bar, have a cup of tea and a Q&A with Anna. She’ll even sign your book!

Saturday 28th March 2020

10am – 4pm

The crochet bar is on all day and free to enter.  You can play with yarn and practise some of the techniques from Anna’s book.

10am-11am meet and greet, book signing (books to be purchased before signing)

11am – 12 noon:  Succulent Workshop with Anna Nikipirowicz £10 advance tickets, £12 on the door

12 noon – 3pm:  meet and greet, book signing.

3pm – 4pm:  Q&A, tea with Anna £5 advance tickets £7 on the door.

Workshop Details:

Anna guides you through a fun 1hr workshop to create this sweet succulent from her new book: Crocheted Wreaths for the home.  You will need to bring a hook and some yarn, although you can of course purchase these on the day.  Full details can be found on our website

Q&A and Tea with Anna:

1hr to enjoy tea or coffee with Anna, as well as some yummy cake and a good old chat.  Dairy/gluten free options available, to discuss any concerns do please get in touch via or call on 01795597700

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