Perth Festival of Yarn 2018

September 6, 2018 by Perthshire Creates

Perth Festival of Yarn returns this coming Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September.

Nominated earlier this year for the ‘Best UK Knitting Show/Event 2017/18’ in the prestigious British Knitting & Crochet Awards, Perth Festival of Yarn returns at the Dewars Centre, Perth on 8/9 September for its 3rd annual celebration.

This year Perth Festival of Yarn has expanded to a 2-day celebration, it’s purpose remains the same, 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.

Festival Director, Eva Christie, and her team, are excited to be welcoming festival-goers from 17 different countries this year to an abundant yarn and fibre marketplace boasting almost 80 vendors from across the UK as well as from France, Germany, Spain and Greece.

Classes will be led by internationally respected tutors including Karie Westermann and Janice Anderson, and the 2018 Keynote Lecture will be delivered by Fiona Wemyss of The Wemyss School of Needlework which dates back to the 17th Century.  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.

Make sure to check out The Knitter Podcast Lounge while you are at the Festival. The Knitter Podcast Lounge is an area available to all attending the Festival and is situated on the second-floor, next to the cafe, overlooking our inspiring Vendors’ Gallery .

A limited number of day entry tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis, on the door priced £12 (cash only & accompanied under-16s free).  Check into the Perth Festival of Yarn on Facebook for more details about what you can expect over the weekend.