EYF: the final roundup

In our last post about our adventures at Edinburgh Yarn Fest I mentioned the fabulous team of volunteers who helped out over the weekend, raising awareness and raising funds to support the work of Medecins Sans Frontiers / Doctors Without Borders.  But it wasn’t just individuals on the day who helped us raise money, as we have a growing team of small businesses who support p/hop.

The p/hop stall at EYF was situated directly opposite Strathearn Fleece and Fibre.  This was incredibly handy, as Linda has recently become a regular p/hop supporter, by making p/hop patterns available for knitters and spinners who meet at her studio.  Linda donated the money that she has already raised over the past couple of month.  I got a good chance to admire her stall.  I especially liked this giant pile of pic ‘n’ mix fibre with an array of hand dyed Wensleydale, Bluefaced Leicester, and Texel from Linda’s farm in a range of delicious colours.  I just wish I could spin!

strathearn pic n mix


Thank you so much Linda.

It was also great to catch up with George from Yarn Garden, who has been a long-running supporter of p/hop.  George and Louise regularly put out their MSF collection tin at their shows for their Yarn Garden customers to donate, and they have also started donating the 5p carrier bag charge.  Such a great idea.   I almost got George to smile as he handed handed over their latest collection to p/hop!

Yarn Garden George


Huge thanks to George and Louise.

And of course, now you’re all dying to know just how much money we raised, right?

I had much fun counting up all the pounds and pennies, and I can now confirm the total amount that was raised at Edinburgh Yarn Fest:

a massive £995.58 (plus 6 Euro cents, 5 Brazil centavos, and 1 Hong Kong cent!)

This was such an amazing result.  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who donated.  What an achievement!



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