The Woolly Good Gathering

The Woolly Good Gathering is a new Edinburgh event celebrating knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners and fibre lovers with a festival of crafts, workshops, talks, food, music and good company.

The Woolly Good Gathering includes a Marketplace in the large, light-filled rooms of Summerhall, with plenty of space for visitors to mingle, chat to vendors and squish yarn and fibre.

Shop some of your favourite indie dyers, yarn producers, craft suppliers and other fibre businesses, all under one roof including Tribe Yarns, Ginger Twist Studio, Uist Wool, Ripples Crafts, Sew Yarnilicious, Iolair Yarn, The Journal of Scottish Yarns, Moorit, Zakami Yarns, and many more.

Workshops & Talks

With so many interesting vendors and local fibre artisans and experts to learn from there will be a programme of workshops and talks in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Dean’s Office and other venues around Summerhall, led by expert tutors including Woolly Originals, Sylvia Watts-Cherry, Di Gilpin, TJFrog, Helen Chatterton, and Samira Hill, amongst others.

The Neighbourhood is the dedicated community and social space. With plenty of room to sit and knit and crochet, and make new friends, it is also home to live music, the café, and community stalls. A few local organisations will join us there to showcase their work including the Edinburgh Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, and the Shrub Co-op’s visible mending needle felting surgery. The Neighbourhood will also be the base for our super-relaxed craft night of dreams on Friday evening.


Summerhall has its own café and pub, which will be supplemented by lots of coffee and cake plus courtyard food trucks booked for the event, AND The Neighbourhood café.