The Yarn Returns: Perth Festival of Yarn is back.
7 and 8 September 2019, Dewars Centre, Perth
Perth Festival of Yarn is Scotland’s Contemporary Fibre Festival; 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. 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 independent UK, EU and (for the first time US) businesses including Di Gilpin, The Border Mill, Truly Hooked, Lady Dye Yarns 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 Steve Malcolm (Mr Hugzzz); while the keynote lecture will be delivered by Jeanette Sloan.
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 Podcast 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).
The Perth Festival of Yarn 2019 social media thunderclap begins at 10am GMT on 30 March and all vendors, tutors, lecturers, and social events will be announced at this time on their website. Advance ticket sales from www.perthfestivalofyarn.uk: 7pm BST on 27 April.