Calling all the lovers of knitting, crocheting, textiles, yarn and all things woolly! Perth Festival of Yarn returns to its home, Dewars Centre this weekend – 8th and 9th of September, 2018 – for its third annual celebration.
Colourful, arty, a little bit whacky and full of yarn-inspired people and projects, it's little wonder that this fabulous event was shortlisted for a British Knitting and Crochet Award earlier this year.
The festival describes itself as “A two day celebration bringing boutique independent businesses, sheep-farmers, and those that practice the fibre arts together to celebrate the best in textile artistry through a large marketplace, with classes and lectures to inspire”.
Check out last year's video for an idea on just how much fun you can have with wool!
Indeed, festival director Eva Christie and her team will be welcoming festival-goers from 17 different countries this year, and vendors will be both local and international coming from as far afield as France, Germany, Spain and Greece!
The Perth Festival of Yarn is no ordinary yarn festival – it is set to push the boundaries of knitting in every direction.
Classes will be led by internationally respected tutors including Karie Westermann – who will be running an intriguing class on ‘expressing your memories and thoughts of a specific place through knitting’.
The 2018 Keynote Lecture will be delivered by Fiona Wemyss of The Wemyss School of Needlework - which dates back to the 17th Century. Another interesting pick from the Festival is ‘Flora Fibres’ - an artisan vegan yarn company which specialise in botanically dyed, hand spun yarns made from plant fibres.
Event sponsors, The Knitter Magazine, will be in The Knitter Podcast Lounge where festival-goers can meet their favourite textile crafting bloggers and podcasters throughout the weekend. ‘Tipsy Knits Podcast’ – a tongue in cheek podcast of ‘two friends who love nothing more than chilling out with their knitting and a cheeky tipple’ - are amongst those who will be in attendance.
One thing can be said for certain: Perth Festival of Yarn is no ordinary yarn festival and it is set, once again, to push the boundaries of knitting in every direction.
Tickets are available from www.perthfestivalofyarn.uk. Day entry tickets will be available on the door priced at £12.00 (accompanied under-16s) free.
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