Our Great Yorkshire Wool Hunt was a fantastic opportunity to make new friends, try some great food, grow our yarn stash and buy unusual, designer yarns at discounted prices. Here is a lovely account of the holiday from one of our trip-goers, Ruth:

We had a wonderful time on the Great Yorkshire Wool Hunt.

After settling in at our hotel we all met in the lobby and were quickly whisked off on our first excursion – a visit to a working mill (Laxton’s Mill, founded in 1907) near Bradford, to see how scoured and dyed wool gets turned into useable balls of yarn.  It was fascinating to see this process happen before our eyes and we were lucky to be able to purchase some off-cuts at bargain prices afterwards.

MillLaxtons LaxtonsMill

We then spent a glorious afternoon in New Pudsey visiting a Haberdashers and some more yarn shops.  While we were there we stumbled upon the most incredible shop called Scrap – selling old craft bits and pieces and shop displays.

The next two days were filled with more visits to discount yarn shops, and trips to local landmarks such as Haworth and Saltaire.

Saltaire Recruits

Staying in Bradford, the curry capital of the UK, meant that excellent evening meals were enjoyed in local establishments – we also made a trip to award winning vegetarian restaurant Prashad.

We were blessed with glorious weather throughout our trip, and managed to find numerous spots throughout the trip to sit and knit in the sunshine – a perfect way to gather new recruits to Knit for Peace.

New friendships were made, knitting skills and tips were shared, and old chums re-acquainted from previous Knit for Peace Holidays.

The biggest problem we all faced was how to squeeze the lovely purchases into our luggage! Note to self: next time bring less clothes and a bigger suitcase…

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the trip memorable and for your help in raising funds for Knit for Peace projects! We are already excited for the next one…

If you would like further information on our Knit for Peace holidays, please do send us an email at knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk