Dornoch Fibre Fest’s 10 year Anniversary!

Happy 10th anniversary to Fibre Fest!

Fibre Fest takes place this year from the 8th to the 10th of March

This exciting event, held in mid-March each year, has become a favourite in the Dornoch Calendar and is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in all things fibre. Fibre Fest, run by an enthusiastic group of local fibre artists, has now been running for 10 years and this year will be bigger and bigger than ever! This fantastic festival takes place in both the Social Club and West Church Hall.

Spinning, weaving, patchwork and feltmaking; all these feature regularly either as Masterclasses 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. This year there will be tutors and traders from all over Scotland and the North of England, and classes will be taking place in knitting, crochet, needlefelting and wet felting, patchwork and Dorset Buttons. Classes are available for beginners and those with a little more experience, and in addition adults and children have the opportunity to Learn to Knit for free with experienced knitting tutor Katherine Lymer, with wool kindly donated by Rowan.

Book onto a class or pop by and get involved in the drop-in sessions which are free to everyone.

The Stash Buster is a great way to declutter your stash of crafting materials (Fabric, wool, haberdashery & equipment) at the stall in the Dornoch Social Club over the weekend. Turn your excess into cash whilst supporting the ongoing success of Fibre Fest (10% of each sale goes to DADCA). Download a form and complete before entering your materials.

Friday 8th March 6.30pm
Gala Opening Talk at St Finnbarr’s Church. £5 entry includes super.
‘Fair Isle Knitting then and now’ by Janette Budge. The talk will be followed by a soup and cheese supper in the Dornoch Social Club

Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th March 9.30am-4pm
All weekend there will be demonstrations to take part in exhibitions and sales tables to browse and plenty of delicious refreshments to enjoy.

Please see the website for the full programme