Glasgow's beautiful Mackintosh Church is set to be taken over by knitting as it's been announced as the venue for Glasgow's only knitting festival - The Glasgow School of Yarn Knitting Festival. 

Now in its fourth year, the knitting festival is organised by Yarn Cake, a German bakery and knitting oasis on Queen Margaret Drive.

Within the Art Nouveau church, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glasgow School of Yarn will offer workshops and tutorials from expert knitters, including Rachel Coopey of Coop Knits and Emily Wessel from Tin Can Knits, teaching skills such as as how to knit your own socks, how to create lace and how to knit with different colours and textures.

There will also be mini one-hour tutorials which offer taster sessions on skills such as crochet and how to use a drop spindle, and also an introduction to the popular knitting website Ravelry.

Antje Karl, founder of Yarn Cake, said: "Emily Wessel and Rachel Coopey's workshops are ideal for the more advanced knitter, who might want to venture into more complex projects or designing their own patterns.

"Both Emily and Rachel are experienced designers and we are very excited to have them teaching at this year's Glasgow School of Yarn."

In between knitting sessions, there's a market to browse through, selling knitting goods from range of independent designers, a selection of local yarns, and all the goods you need for taking up knitting and developing new skills. And of course, there will be cake…deliciously baked by The Yarn Cake.

The Glasgow School of Yarn is on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th October at Mackintosh Church, Queens's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow

Tickets are £5/£8 on the door, with extra costs for workshops, and you can book into workshops into advance through