Crafting Village & Demonstrations

So what can you expect to see on the Main Stage this year?

Friday 13th October

11am – 12pm Arm Knitting with Lovesome Crafts12-2pm Scottish Traditional Music from Feis a Bhaile
1-2pm Fashion Show with designs from Di Gilpin, Christel Seyfarth and Tartan Creations.
2.15-2.45pm Glen Wyvis Gin
3-3.30pm Spinning with Sealy MacWheely
4-6pm Scottish Traditional Music from Feis a Bhaile

Saturday 14th October

10.30-11am Spinning with Sealy MacWheely
11-11.30am Knitted Knockers – Connecting volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors to offer free knitted knockers.
12-1pm Clarsach music from Cheyenne Brown
1-2pm Music from Carma duo
3.15-3.45pm Meg Roger from Birlinn Yarns3.45-4.15pm Two at a time socks with Kurt Payne
4-6pm Acoustic music from Connor Johnson

Sunday 15th October

10.30-11am Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild: Loch Ness Knit Fest Charity Partner 2017
12.45-1.45pm Clarsach music from Cheyenne Brown

Highland Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers
Throughout the festival you can tune in to the Highland Guild of Weavers, Spinners
and Dyers and watch their demonstrations in the Crafting Village.

Beginner knitting
Learn the basics with Sharon Scobbie and Brenda Fraser from the Knit Fest team

Your wee ones will enjoy the storytelling from Barra Bear and Carley Cat



















Following the excellent feedback from visitors to Loch Ness Knit Fest 2016, we are delighted to announce the Highland Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers will be joining us again this year at Inverness Ice Centre for Loch Ness Knit Fest 2017.

The ladies of the Highland Guild will be on hand and only too happy to give you a demonstration and some equipment, visitors can have a go on themselves.

  • spinning on drop spindles and spinning wheels
  • rigid heddle weaving
  • mini “quilt weaver looms”
  • peg loom
  • inkle looms
  • guess the fibres board
  • preparation of fleece by carding with hand carders and a drum carder
  • display of naturally dyed fleece plus the processes and plants used
  • displays of hand spun yarn often with hand dyed fibres
  • finished items from yarn that has been hand-spun and/or hand-dye






















































Most of the equipment the Highland Guild will bring, will be demonstrated on request and is available for people to have a go on.  The ladies are keen to engage the public with their activities and will happily guide visitors on their first steps to trying the crafts! Again a thank you to the ladies for joining us again this year.

More information on the Highland Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers can be found HERE