The Loch Ness Knit Fest marketplace will be one of the highlights of the Loch Ness Knit Fest HQ at the Inverness Ice Centre.
Artists and artisans will come together to offer an enticing and exciting shopping experience for Knit Fest guests as they indulge their crafting passions.
Stall holders will showcase their products in an arena where they can be truly appreciated by the audience, join a great selection of names from the crafting community who have chosen to put their brands at the heart of the Highlands newest and most exciting crafting initiative – an event that looks set to become a highlight of the UK crafting calendar.
Like a department store of craft, Inverness Ice Centre will host the following vendors (please note that this will be updated and is subject to change)
3 Bags Wool
3 Bags Wool sell big needles, crochet hooks, selvedge yarns, peg looms and felt picture kits and the felting equipment and some items 3 Bags Wool make will be available to buy ie rugs, cushions, bags and scarves.
Able Kids Press
Ablekids Press is an independent Scottish Publisher specialising in picture books which are produced in different languages. Out Scottish- themed books are particularly popular, ranging from a series about that global phenomenon, the Loch Ness Monster, to our latest addition featuring a little cat who tours Scotland knitting different things.
Hats & scarves, wraps & capes, bags & purses and more, all individually made with hand-woven tweed and embroidered with stunning Celtic designs.
Black Isle Yarns
Black Isle Yarns creates small batch single flock and unique blend yarns. Our wool is sourced from well managed flocks in the Highlands and is spun in the Borders – made in Scotland. Our yarns tell of the wonderful location they were grown in and are truly local, sustainable and natural.
Bunloit Woolery specialise in fleece processing, hand spinning and dying, yarns from New Lanark and knitting and accessories.
Christel Seyfarth Art Knits from Denmark offers you a large number of beautiful knit-kits as well as ready mades and Christel Seyfarth's very popular books.
Christel Seyfarth is known world-wide for her colourful comtemporary designs - she likes to knit BIG, so here you will find shawls, coats, jackets, sweaters, etc in extraordinary colour and patternmix. All knitted with the fair-isle technique and steeking. Please visit her stand and be amazed!
Cookston crafts is run by Claire Bentley from her home in Aberdeenshire. A variety of workshops are available in crochet, knitting and machine knitting in a dedicated workshop space. Gorgeous hand dyed yarn and crochet kits will be available at the Loch Ness Knit Fest or you can view them via Cookston Crafts Etsy Shop.
Scottish Hand Knitting design studio making our own Lalland Lambswool, spun in Scotland and finished at Laxtons in Yorkshire .
Yarn bliss for Knitters and Crocheters. Clear and vivid colours are lovingly hand-dyed on luxury yarn bases, including camel/silk, pure merino and BFL/Silk/Cashmere.
In memory of Sir Terry Pratchett, £2.00 for every DiscWorld Collection Skein sold, goes to Alzheimers Research.
Glen Wyvis Gin
GlenWyvis Distillery is the UK’s first 100% community-owned distillery. Situated high on a hill above Dingwall, a small market town in the Scottish Highlands, the distillery is entirely powered by renewable energy.
Highland Celtic Art
Passionate about Celtic Art, Typography and Art Nouveau, and all of these elements are clearly visible in the work.
J C Rennie
World-beating yarns with true character. Uncompromising Manufacturing Standards. From the innovators of The Original Supersoft.
An Edinburgh yarn boutique stocking all things wooly
Knitmastery is a recently launched, free, interactive knitting app from the creators of Stitchmastery charting software. Come and find out what makes the app so useful, ask any burning questions, enter the fantastic yarn & pattern giveaway and fondle the knitted samples of patterns available from the store.
Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year old tradition, producing woven fabric on its historic looms.
Leather Buttons are the classic accent for the knit and fibre. Leather buttons produce buttons in pairs or matched sets and can provide a bespoke service upon request. Leather Buttons joyful, chic buttons are made by fashioning traditionally tanned hide with traditional saddlery techniques producing a unique and individually finished buttons every time.
Lovesome Crafts are a husband and wife team based in Glasgow. They specialise in T Shirt Yarn, Super Chunky Yarns which are great for Arm Knitting, handmade buttons, kits, bag making, accessories and much much more!
Lucy Hague is an Edinburgh-based designer of knitting patters with a strong emphasis on complex and engaging texture. Her book "Celtic Cable Shawls" was published in 2015 and features seven shawls decorated with a complex Celtic-inspired cable knitting; her work has also featured in Kate Davies 'The book of Haps'.
Gradient yarn hand dyed by Natali Stewart. Different blends of silk available, Silk yarn dyed in gradient, ombre, variegated and solid colours.
Knitting and dollmaking inspired by traditions of the Northern lands; kits and patterns for the original designs by Sarah Berry.
Helen Lockhart of Ripples Crafts is an independant yarn dyer based in Assynt in the Scottish Highlands. Helen dyes on a wide selection of yarn bases ranging from fine lace weight through to aran, and offers a selection of colours inspired by the landscape around her home in Assynt.
I am a hand-spinner, dyer, weaver, felter, knitter and all round fibre fanatic based in the shadows of the Campsie Fells in Kirkintilloch. I provide craft supplies for fellow spinners, knitters and crocheters in the form of hand dyed roving, mawatas, art batts and hand spun yarns.
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Secret Stash is based in Belfast and incorporates two things each crafter loves - new yarn and a pretty project bag to hide it in! Each item is truly unique due to the creative process and we only use the highest quality materials to create our products.
Est in Nov 1999, Tartan Creations offer made-to-measure special occasion outfits and bodices and beautiful ladies accessories. All are woven in Scotland and made to the highest standard in a wide range of tartan and tweeds. These include Tartan Creations own tartan & tweed named "Heart of the Highlands" and "Highland Belle"
Add a beautiful handmade yarn finish to your special handmade projects with the TJFrog Dorset Buttons. Using the traditional craft of buttony, TJFrog makes a contemporary accessories and notions to wear and use. Products include Dorset Buttons, Dorset Button Brooches, Dorset Button making kits, Stitchmarkers, Earrings, Keyrings, Project Bags and TJFrog's own yarn.
Town End Alpaca Yarns
Luxuriosuly soft alpaca knitting yarns spun in the UK and dyed in Scotland. These include pure natural alpaca from British alpacas and blends with the blue faced Leicester and Shetland Wools. Town End Alpaca Yarns buy fleece directly from farmers and carefully sort and blend it on their farm in the Lake District.
Yellow Door Yarns
Yellow Door Yarn is an independent yarn dyeing company, creating unique hand dyed yarns in Manchester, England.
Passionate specialists of natural fibre yarns of Scandinavian origins and traditions, including strong sweater yarns, beautiful rustic wools and cool linen. UK Stockists of Tukuwool, Ullcentrum and Filcolana yarns.
Made by Murray
Made By Murray is an independent textile designer and producer based in Orkney. Their range includes knitted accessories and homewear, hand spun yarn, and both knitting and crochet patterns. Mixing character with tradition, their designs also fuse fun with functionality.
Sponsored by Heathrow
Hand dyed yarn in the Wee County always with supervision by my sweet little bug or Lovebug, hence the name
The Birlinn Yarn Company
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Yarn and sheepskin products from Hebridean sheep bred on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
Our products, like our Hebridean sheep, are rare and small in number. Sustainably produced, they glean their aesthetic qualities from the Hebridean landscape and culture.
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We are an artisan yarn dyeing company based at our home in Edinburgh, providing excellent quality yarn, carefully dyed, and even a line of sustainable yarn. We have all kinds of fun and exciting colours to suit your mood.
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Hand dyed luxury yarns by Briony from Brighton, UK
The Fabulous Mr G
Inspired by the beautiful Scottish countryside The Fabulous Mr G has a wide range of unique and contemporary Harris Tweed knitting bags, knitting accessories and hand-dyed yarn. The soft hand-dyed yarn comes in a vast variety of colours, bases and ply ideal for knitting projects of all kinds.
The Queen of Purls
A range of vibrant hand dyed yarns dyed by the resident Queen Regent herself for The Queen of Purls shop. All yarns are dyed in a wee greenhouse on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland, in small batches. The Queen of Purls specialises in beautiful earthy colours that are layered up to create stunning complex colourways with plenty of depth.