Inspired by the hugely successful Danish Strikkefestival (and with the blessing of its organiser Crystal Seyfarth) our inaugural international knitting festival will be hosted by venues across the Highland capital, including the legendary location of neighbouring Loch Ness, promising to be an event to remember for everyone involved.
Drawing on the region’s rich cultural and crafting history Loch Ness Knit Fest will see crafters come together in stunning surroundings to network, shop and share knitting knowledge.
Combining an exciting array of exhibitors with a fully flexible visitor experience Loch Ness Knit Fest is a chance to craft memorable moments amongst fellow makers while discovering this inspirational Scottish setting.
With everything from immersive knitting experiences to hands-on wool workshops, Loch Ness Knit Fest will cater for all kinds of crafters who can enjoy appearances from Scottish knitting icons such as Alice Starmore, as well as festival spokesman and Landward favourite Sarah Mack.
The jam-packed programme offers festival goers a chance to create an experience tailored to their own stitching style, picking presentations and weaving in workshops to create four days of truly unique knit fest fun.
Want to be a part of it? Registration for guests is open now and limited exhibitor spaces are still available.
Loch Ness Knit Fest is a collaborative project from Cobbs, Highland Wool and Textiles, Planit Scotland and Visit Inverness Loch Ness with funding from Event Scotland, Highland Council and the Common Good Fund.