If you had told me when I first moved to the UK almost three years ago that I would be running a yarn-and-knitting events company with my BKFF Rachel, I'd have been tickled and delighted - although I'm not sure that I would have believed you!

Photo credit: Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade

Photo credit: Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade

We started Yarn in the City and the Great London Yarn Crawl as a way to celebrate London's shops and meet more people within the London knitting community. Since then we've been thrilled to have it also be a way for us to visit with and celebrate other shops and the hugely talented indie makers that are part of the UK yarn and fibre scene.

Through collaborations such as hosting workshops, planning yarn crawls in other cities, expanding the Yarn Crawl to include a Marketplace, to writing a book about London's amazing yarn and haberdashery shops, and hosting a podcast, Yarn in the City has grown more wildly than we ever could have imagined when we planned our first Great London Yarn Crawl.