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Updated: Aug 25, 2023

From April 14th to 16th, 2023, wool and yarn enthusiasts will gather to celebrate their passion for knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, embroidery, and lace-making in the heart of Switzerland. The Swiss Yarn Festival is perfect for meeting like-minded people, discovering the latest creations, and learning new techniques.

With numerous workshops available, participants can deepen their knowledge and take their craft to the next level.

The Festival Director: The Double Knitting Queen, Mrs. Meret Buetzberger

Meret Buetzberger, also known as Butzeria, is an extraordinary knitwear designer whose reputation precedes her. With an incredible eye for detail, she is particularly well-known for her intricate double-knitting designs that showcase her exceptional skill and artistry. She has won the hearts of many in the knitting community with her unique and daring designs that continuously push the boundaries of what can be achieved with wool and yarn.

Meret Buetzberger
Meret Buetzberger

Meret's expertise extends beyond double knitting. She also creates more traditional pieces that are equally breathtaking. Her ability to create exquisite designs that cater to a wide range of tastes has earned her a reputation as one of the most innovative knitwear designers of her time. Her incredible talent and passion for knitting have made her a household name among wool and yarn enthusiasts.

If you're looking for inspiration, take a look at Meret's work. She's a true master of her craft, and her designs will amaze and inspire you.

The workshops

In 2023, the Swiss Yarn Festival will launch its most. An extensive course catalog featuring over 50 meticulously taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors. These courses will cater to our valued participants' diverse needs and interests, covering various topics and disciplines.

Rüdiger Schlömer
© Rüdiger Schlömer

But that's not all. The festival will offer you complimentary access to the exhibitors' hall as a token of appreciation for your continued support. You can explore the latest offerings from some of the most hyped brands in the fiberverse.

Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy 'til we see the sun

The festival's market is a bustling hub of activity, with rows upon rows of stalls filled with unique items. With over 60 local and international exhibitors, visitors will indeed find something that piques their interest. Whether it's the intricate art of spinning, the cozy warmth of knitting, or the delicate beauty of crocheting, there's a craft material for everyone at the festival's market. The exhibitors come from all over the world, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience they're eager to share with visitors through their products.

Swiss Yarn Festival

Riverside Seminar and Event Hotel: a dreamy festival spot

This year's festival will be held at the Riverside Seminar and Event Hotel. The venue is unique; it used to be a spinning mill with some character. Although it may be a bit out of the way, it's worth the trip if you're looking for a great place to enjoy high-quality wool time.

Riverside Seminar and Event Hotel
Riverside Seminar and Event Hotel

Exhibitors will showcase their products in cool areas, including the old combing room, spinning room, and car salon. Workshops will be held in the course rooms. Riverside has not one but two big restaurants, a bar, and plenty of free parking. Additionally, it is wheelchair-friendly. The surrounding area is full of greenery and the Glatt River, making it a dreamy festival spot.

Get the scoop!

Make the most of the Swiss Yarn Festival, the ultimate event for wool and yarn enthusiasts like us!

For all the exciting details about the festival, visit its website at and follow it on Instagram at @swissyarnfestival for an exclusive sneak peek of everything happening at this year's event.



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