The event was held in an old church in downtown Groningen. It was really a spectacular location, albeit a bit small for all the vendors, about 60 of them. Which did mean the rooms were packed with yarn, as far as the eye could see! :)
There was more to see than just yarn; there were quite a few vendors showcasing their felt enthusiasm as well. One stall sold felt balls in all colours and sizes, used to make coasters or even rugs!
When you entered the church you were greeted by a knitting statue:
And Vincent van Gogh himself was walking around the workshop area!
I got some quick weaving instructions on this teeny weaving loom; I had no idea how much work goes into weaving something as ‘simple’ as a cloth or a towel!
We ended up doing a workshop on freeform crochet, and it was actually pretty cool! It was only for 45 minutes but I did manage to learn new things.
My friend got away with a bag full of yarn; she bought 4 or 5 skeins I believe. I ended up not getting much for myself. I didn’t even buy any yarn; I did get some really awesome buttons, for future bag projects.
It was a lot of fun, but that was also because I really love Groningen. For what you had to pay just to enter the venue, and what you got in return, I don’t think it was the best value for money I have ever had. Having said that, it was nice to see all the vendors and their gorgeous yarns, although I really hope next year they get a bigger venue and more vendors.