The Yarn Returns

September 6, 2019 by Perthshire Creates

Perth Festival of Yarn is back for it’s 4th Annual Celebration
7 & 8 September 2019, Dewars Centre, Perth

Perth Festival of Yarn is Scotland’s Contemporary Fibre Festival, bringing boutique independent businesses, sheep-farmers and those practicing fibre arts together, to celebrate the best in textile artistry through a large marketplace with classes and lectures to inspire.

Perth was shortlisted by the public in the Best Knitting Show/Event category in the 2018 British Knitting and Crochet Awards and welcomed festival-goers from 19 different countries in the same year.

Festival Director, Eva Christie, and her team are excited to deliver a Vendors’ Gallery of 80 plus independent UK and EU businesses including Di Gilpin, The Border Mill, Truly Hooked, and El Robledal de la Santa Mohair.  Classes over the weekend will be delivered by internationally respected tutors/designers including Françoise Danoy, André de Castro and Karie Westermann; while the keynote lecture will be delivered by Jeanette Sloan.

2019 Keynote lecturer Jeanette Sloan                                                                             Image: Sam Sloan Photography

Now in it’s fourth year, Perth Festival of Yarn is known within the international textile crafting communities for it’s friendliness and accessibility.  Festival-goers will have the opportunity to meet their favourite UK podcasters and bloggers in The Knitter Lounge. The Lounge area leads onto a spacious cafe and bar area which is the perfect place to chat, craft and flash newly acquired materials.

Fringe events at Perth Festival of Yarn this year include a Perthshire Gin Flight Friday and a Saturday Night Gala Dinner with Fashion Show (sponsored by Di Gilpin).

Advance tickets are now sold out, however single day entry tickets priced at £12.00 are available on the door.  Regular updates appear on the Perth Festival of Yarn FACEBOOK page and their Instagram account.

Top image shows yarns from The Border Mill