Now in its tenth year, Fibre Fest has become a fixture in the Dornoch Calendar and is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in all things fibre, through Masterclasses, Learning Techniques or drop-in demonstrations where you can try new skills. And of course it provides a great opportunity to browse the market area where you can buy those essential additions absolutely necessary to any serious fibre worker’s stash.
Fibre Fest is run by an enthusiastic group of local fibre artists. The opening talk on Friday 8th is “Fair Isle Knitting then and now” by Janette Budge a native Shetlander who will talk about how the designs have changed through the decades and how her family knitting heritage fits into the picture. The main events are on Saturday & Sunday including Master Classes in beautiful broiche, Dorset buttons, Fair Isle yokes, and Dresden Plate patchwork and Learning Techniques classes in needlefelt, tapestry crochet, beginners Fair Isle and felting, and Learn to Knit classes. There are also drop-in sessions in stitch and craft.
Bookings are now being taken for the Master Classes, Learning Techniques and Learn to Knit sessions. This year’s competition is kindly sponsored by the Royal Dornoch Golf Club and the theme is a handmade hat.