Aberdeen Yarnfest 2018 | Hilton Treetops, Aberdeen | 13 May 2018     Buy Tickets Now

Participants at Aberdeen Yarnfest 2018

Here is a list of participants so far confirmed for Aberdeen Yarnfest 2018. This list is updated regularly, so please check back regularly to see how the event evolves towards May 2018!

  • Agnes Gough / Bowmont Sheep (Demonstrator)

    Scottish Merino / Bowmont sheep / fleece / yarn
  • Aileen Clarke Crafts (Vendor)

    In short I make a wide variety of Textile Art and Jewellery using various techniques including felt making. I work full time from home creating my Aileen Clarke Crafts range. I sell my work through a few specialist Gift Shops here in Scotland, at events throughout the year and online at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AileenClarkeCrafts Read More
  • Albayarn (Vendor)

    Albayarn is a pure wool 2ply Shetland jumper weight (knits as 4ply), weight 50 grm ball, yardage 225m Read More
  • Beautiful Fleece

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  • Bunloit Woolery (Vendor)

    We do all things wool and all things to do with wool! Read More
  • Cookston Crafts (Vendor/Tutor)

    Cookston Crafts was set up in 2015 as a place to share my love of all things crafty. I teach knitting, crochet and machine sewing classes from my workshop in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. I also hand dye luxury yarns and create crochet kits which are available on the website. I work with both professional acid dyes and also natural dyes on locally produced yarn. I feel so lucky to be running this wee business, working with colour and meeting likeminded people every day. It has meant I can work around my three children and given me the space to be creative. Read More
  • Ellie Fiddes (Tutor)

    I am originally from the Scottish Borders and my inspiration comes from the natural world and from contemporary society. People … their stories, their emotions and their impact on the world … intrigue and touch me deeply. Having a strong sense of community, I believe that how people live together is very important. Patterns and textures, the shape, form and complexity of living organisms and societies, universes and atoms,and their ceaseless movement fascinate me, so I am never without my camera, and love to digitally experiment with found patterns. I work mainly in mixed media (inks and plaster are a favourite) and fabrics. My work is often on a large scale, suitable for larger spaces. Read More
  • Ewenique Fibres (Vendor)

    Hand dyed fibres, batts for spinning weaving and felting. Sock wool, notions and yarn bowls for all you lovely knitters out there. Read More
  • Felting Mad (Vendor/Tutor)

    FeltingMad is all things made with wool roving fairies, bowls, nuno felting and much more Read More
  • Fleece4Ewe (Vendor)

    Wool has become a passion a hobby growing into a business.Based in rural Aberdeenshire,i keep rare breed sheep,and wanted to share these lovely fibres with more people.I spend a lot of time sourcing as many different rare breed fleeces locally from friends and my own sheep.I store it until sold.I spend hours sorting through fleece removing the worst debris and bad bits so you only get good fibre to use which I sell as raw fleece.I also wash a lot and sell n smaller amounts.I also sell some carded batts done on a small scale.I like making things too and have a small selection of hand spun wool,and crochet and knitted items.I also sell needle felt kits and some small animals ready done.Felt pictures and peg loom rugs,.All handmade items take many hours to make.I have a good reputation for supplying quality fibre . Read More
  • Flora Fibres (Vendor)

    I have been a knitter and yarn addict for almost as long as I can remember. Starting on a ‘Knitting Nancy’, then being taught the basics of knitting and purling by my mum, and then years later moving on to freestyling and designing my own knitting patterns. The main reason for my journey from knitter to creating Flora Fibres is primarily that I’m vegan (as you have no doubt guessed!). Now before you start telling me all about how well cared for the sheep are whose wool you buy, please just let me say that that is a welfarist argument (ie it’s OK as they’re well looked after) whereas I take a more abolitionist view of wool (meaning I don’t think it’s right to use animals for our own gain, no matter how well cared for they are). Now I’m not here to tell you how ‘bad’ the wool industry is, but instead to create more options for those of us who want them, and to show everyone how many amazing plant-based yarns there are available! You may not be aware, but if you choose to avoid animal fibres, and plastic-derived fibres, it becomes much much harder to find the same range of lovely yarns other knitters take for granted. Read More
  • Fly Cup Inverurie (Catering Partner)

    Fly Cup Catering is a Scottish charity, number SC029395, which enables adults with learning disabilities to access training and employment opportunities within the catering sector. We provide our trainees with work experience through our cafe, bakery and outside catering services. We also work closely with other catering establishments in the area to develop temporary or permanent work placements. Read More
  • Grampian Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (Demonstrator)

    Whether you are a practising weaver, spinner or dyer or are interested in learning about our traditional crafts, you've come to the right place. The Association acts as a clearing house, a central coordinating body. Our aim is to facilitate communication between: Individual guilds of Weavers Spinners Dyers Individual crafts people Providers of related tools and supplies Members of the public looking to commission craft items Educational bodies "Enquiring minds" interested in what we do The objectives of the Association are the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship. Read More
  • HennyPennyMakes (Vendor)

    Yarns hand dyed using professional dyes and reskeined to highlight their beautiful colours. They are available in my Etsy shop and are ready for dispatch. Read More
  • Jist Jute (Demonstrator)

    "Jist Jute" retail beautiful unique handmade items, made from jute yarn, produced within Tayside Scotland. Read More
  • Lily K Crochet (Vendor)

    Hooked on crochet and want to share my creations. Items are for sale and made on request. New workshops coming up for beginners, intermediate & amigurumi, Have a look at my link for more information! Read More
  • Loch Ness Knit Fest

    Remote, welcoming and breathtakingly beautiful! Inverness and Loch Ness has caught the imagination of Loch Ness Knit Fest goers from across the UK and overseas. Experience it for yourself at Loch Ness Knit Fest 19th-21st Oct 2018! Join together with thousands of other knitters from around the world to learn, be inspired and enjoy the traditions and history of the area. There's workshops, fashion shows, lectures, exhibitions, concerts, culture, music, dance, delicious food, fun and world famous Highland hospitality! Read More
  • Lovebug's Yarn (Vendor)

    Lovebug is my first born's pet name! He's also the main cause and reason for the yarn (and other crafts) addiction. In here I come to share with you this love. If there's something you would like that you don't see leave me a message; I'll see what can be arranged. Read More
  • Maddie Harvey (Tutor)

    Knitwear designer who creates knitting patterns for inquisitive knitters, helping them to get the most out of special skeins of yarn. Awards: Knit Now Magazine, New Designer of the Year, 2017 Read More
  • Moulin Yarns (Vendor)

    Moulin Yarns is a an indy dyer and spinner of colourful hand dyed yarns, hand spun yarns and natural hand spun yarns from Perthshire. Drop spindle kits, stitch markers and progress markers for knitters. Read More
  • Mrs Lam Yarns (Vendor)

    Welcome to Mrs Lam Yarns, where you will find gorgeous hand dyed yarns. The palette for the colours are inspired by the surroundings of Aberdeen where I grew up. How did it start? I've not always been creative nor artistic however, I taught myself to knit and crochet in 2010. I was intrigued about the intricacy of knitting garments and crocheting blankets. After attending my first ever trip to Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2016, I was amazed at all the indie dyers who were vending and I was pleasantly surprised at how friendly this community is. Thats how KalokshekEllen was born. Read More
  • Octopus for a Preemie UK (Charity)

    All of us know how dangerous the preterm birth is to premature babies. The weight of most of them is around 500g (it is half weight of the bag of sugar or 5 standard chocolate bars!!!). Their systems are not fully built!!! Feeling the closeness of parents has the significant meaning for better growth and recovery of babies. However parents are not able to hold their children close to their body all the time. Our cruel world very often forces them to sort many formal and less formal things out, things they should completely forget about during this difficult period. They need breaks as well, at least short ones. Breaks for food, for drink, to catch their breath and to have as little rest as enough to be able to look after the most important person in their life. And here the octopuses come!! These little toys are to make babies and their parents feel calmer and more safe. Children can play with their tentacles in a similar way they played with the umbilical cord in the mother's womb. At the same time parents can have the little break they deserve, knowing their little precious ones are more safe and calm keeping tentacles in their little hands instead of pulling the tubes and cables out. This charity project first started in Denmark and then extended to Spain, Ukraine and continued in Poland, UK and more recently Austria. We are very happy being aware of the power of our actions. We can help in saving an innocent life that is not able to protect itself, life which is very important to everyone of us and means everything to at least two people who has given it the beginning. Every child gets its own little octopus prepared with particular care and takes it home with them after leaving the hospital. We already helped many families but there still are many of them who need our support. Every day the nightmare of many families begins. Taking a part in this project is available to everyone who wants to help. It is easier than you think. Join us on Facebook, if you can or would like to learn how to crochet the octopuses you can start making them, you can donate funds or appropriate materials as well. All help is welcomed!! These little people deserve it! Read More
  • Ripples Crafts (Vendor)

    I am Helen Lockhart and I live in the NW Highlands of Scotland with my husband and our two terriers. I knit, spin and dye yarn and have a business called Ripples Crafts selling my hand dyed yarns. Read More
  • Rosebea Hats (Vendor)

    RoseBea Hats creates and sells crochet hats for the young at heart and the young. We have a range of handmade designs on offer and are always open to requests. Rosebea Hats was originally launched in February 2015 by Rosie and Beatrice in the North East of England, however is now based in Forres, Scotland with Rosie at the helm after Bea sadly passed away last year. Their company was created after Bea was asked to crochet some hats for Rosie’s new granddaughter. Having been unable to source the style they wanted in the UK Bea was coerced into making her some and the rest as they say is history! RoseBea Hats was born. Originally working behind the scenes Rosie then reignited her love of crochet after nearly 40yrs to help with production. Read More
  • RSPB (Charity Support)

    Passionate about nature, dedicated to saving it. Since we started on our mission in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but we've grown to meet them too. We’re now the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves. Read More
  • Rusty Ferret (Vendor)

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  • Sable Yarns (Vendor)

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  • Sealy MacWheely (Vendor/Tutor)

    I'm a hand-spinner, dyer, weaver, knitter and all round fibre fanatic based in Glasgow, Scotland. I can create items to order, such as gloves, toys, hand dyed rovings and skeins of handspun yarn and I also have an Etsy shop showcasing a variety of my handspun yarns and other creations. If you have any questions or enquiries please feel free to message me or post on the wall. Read More
  • TJ Frog (Vendor/Tutor)

    Creating crafts immersed in a stunning landscape although easily distracted by the ever changing light on the Sound of Sleat. Read More
  • Travelling Yarns (Vendor)

    Travelling Yarns is a small online and mobile shop based in the Scottish Highlands. The selection of yarns is inspired by the colours and textures of the natural world, and particularly the Scottish landscape. As such it is heavily geared towards natural fibres from small producers, with a bias towards yarns produced or finished in Scotland. Read More
  • Wool Engineering Ltd (Vendor)

    Handmade crocheted and felted goods, designed and created here in my studio in Aberdeenshire. Read More
  • Woolly Originals (Vendor)

    Based in Edinburgh, Woolly Originals uses vintage knitting machines to create bags for knitters, crocheters, crafters and artists to use for their projects and for their tools. The designs are based on ideas and inspiration from a range of sources: from the Callanish Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides; to the paintings by Joan Eardley; to the hand knitter’s brioche stitch; to the shape of Scottish malt whisky bottles; to tessellating carrots and parsnips; to Scottish wildflowers and trees. Read More
  • Wool n Wood Scotland (Vendor)

    Fabulous, felt bags. Hand made in Scotland inspired by Malawi. Each one is unique, quirky and fun. All wool , lined with a mixture of vibrant African cottons and embellished with handcarved buttons designed just for Wool-n-wood by Malawian carvers. Read More
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