Win Prym goodies!

We are delighted that Prym has sponsored our fantastic prize draw!

Interested? Then all you need to do is pre-book your Nottingham Yarn Expo tickets before Saturday 16th November.


Winners will be selected at random and must be available to collect their prizes from 12 noon on the day of the event, prizes are not transferable.


Prym will also be demonstrating their products at Nottingham Yarn Expo, so make sure that you visit Duncan and his Mum on their stand!


There are 18 wonderful prizes on offer and include a great knitting mill (which we at NYE have been coveting), sets of ergonomic crochet hooks, double pointed needle sets, circular needles, project bags, yarn cosies, pompom makers, bamboo needles and lots more :


Add some Hygge to your November!


With just under 3 weeks to go until Nottingham Yarn Expo 2019 we are busy adding the fine detail to our plans to provide you with the very best Expo experience.



We have just under 70 fantastic exhibitors, many of these are independent, female led businesses with diverse backgrounds. We have lots of gorgeous yarn and fibre along with inspiration for your next project, add some Hygge to your November! Make sure that you check out our exhibitor list and start making your shopping list.



Our award-winning venue is a fabulous place to spend the day with friends, shopping for the latest in yarns, fibre and design. It is warm, clean and easy to manoeuvre and has won awards for ‘Best Exhibition Space’ – need we say more? It is most definitely a place where you will want to linger and sit and knit or crochet, chat with friends and share techniques. Make sure that you bring your current WIP too! We also have a cafeteria on site that offers drinks, hot and cold food, together with plenty of seating.



Enjoy live music by the fantastic all female String Quartet, Highly Strung! Check out their CV, they have played individually with top orchestras and pop superstars too! A real treat, dancing to your favourite tune is of course optional.


We are lucky that international knitwear designer Fiona Ellis is travelling from her home in Toronto, Canada to teach her first workshops in the UK for several years. You do not want to miss this unique opportunity to take part and learn new skills. Head over to our website to choose your workshop.



Tickets are available to pre-book! These are discounted compared to on the door prices and you will automatically be entered into our prize draw to have the chance of winning a number of prizes sponsored by Prym. These include full sets of knitting needles and crochet hooks, project bags, knitting mills and pompom makers – 18 prizes in total!



Nottingham Conference Centre is located in Nottingham City Centre with easy access from the train station by tram that stops outside just outside the venue (Nottingham Trent University Stop) and from the numerous and convenient park and ride locations around the city. What’s more if you pre-book your Nottingham Yarn Expo tickets can get discounted tram fare.



Buy Early and Save on your NYE tickets!

Pre-book your tickets to take advantage of our Early Bird ticket prices - limited availability so don't miss out!

Not only will you save on the door price, there are other great advantages too:

  • You will be in with a chance to win 100s of pounds worth of awesome goodies courtesy of our friends at Prym.
  • Tram fares are just £2 return in conjunction with NET on pre-booked tickets. Find details of how to benefit from this fantastic deal here!
  • We have more prizes that we will be announcing soon - watch this space (pre-booking will automatically enter you for this as well)!
  • Fast-track entry to our fantastic market place!

We look forward to meeting you in November.

Rachael and the team :)



Nottingham Yarn Expo 500 Years in the Making

From the first ever framework knitters of the 16th Century to the shawl that swaddled the latest Royal arrival, Nottingham has proved to be a progressive influence in the world of knitting, textiles and design with a history that is second to none.

Nottingham Yarn Expo aims to celebrate contemporary design, wonderful products and 'The Maker'.


NYE is housed in the award winning Newton and Arkwright Buildings in Nottingham City Centre. It has excellent communication links and a tram stop that is just metres from the front door. The tram network links the train station and convenient park and ride facilities to the venue making it very accessible.

NYE is a truly wonderful place to showcase your product and to browse the delights on offer. With designers and makers from Britain, Europe and the US this is a yarn show that is definitely not to be missed. Did we mention that there will be fantastic live music too?


Exhibitors will benefit from:

  • Extended unloading slots in the venue loading bay.
  • All day set-up from 6am until 10pm on the Saturday
  • Dedicated height unrestricted parking (ideal for both cars and vans) just two minutes walk from the venue.


Since we have announced and promoted NYE 2018 we have doubled the number of people that have signed up to our newsletter, make sure that you have signed up too to be the first to find out the latest info!


Would you like to be part of this dynamic show?  Make sure that you complete our application form!


NYE 2018

It is just over a week since we first launched Nottingham Yarn Expo 2018 and the response from both exhibitors and the yarn buying public has been absolutely fantastic. We are so excited about the show in November and we are eager to share more with you! 


After the 2017 event we had so many wonderful comments about our fantastic exhibitors, the wonderful venue and the fabulous live music, here are just a few:


“the show in 2017 was fantastic…….. we will be coming on mass (in 2018)”


“the exhib was brilliant!!! Great venue, fab yarns, lovely coffee and really wonderful music”


“I just had to say thank you for the fabulous show. I was thrilled to see all the independent yarn producers and craft's people”


“last year it was just me but this year so far there are 4 of us going to NYE. I have been to EYF this year and know that yours will be one yarn festival not to miss. I loved the venue by the way, and the music! Unique!”


“Was thoroughly worth getting on a plane for and Olive Knits alone was worth it”


“Was the first yarn show I’ve ever visited & loved the atmosphere & the vendors were amazing, I came home with some beautiful yarn”


If you are an exhibitor and want to be considered for Nottingham Yarn Expo 2018 make sure that you complete the application form


If you want to be part of the NYE 2018 story then make sure that you have signed up to our informative newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!