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Traders and Stalls

For your crafting supplies there was a variety of traders in the West Church Hall and Community Centre (Social  Club)

 

ACHPOPULI FARM
ACHPOPULI FARM
KATHERINE SHARP

I have been farming at Achpopuli Farm for four years now, implementing regenerative practices and slowly planting up my silvopasture system to improve soil, water and livestock health, and providing homes and food for wildlife.

With my small flock of mixed native breed sheep I handcraft woollen items that celebrate the different characters of wool. I felt, weave and am learning to spin and my mum knits, so together we create unique pieces with increasing provenance.

I also make natural skincare products from my pasture-fed tallow with lanolin and essential oils, super moisturising with many beneficial qualities.


WEBSITE: www.achpopulifarm.net
BLACK ISLE YARNS
BLACK ISLE YARNS
JULIE RUTTER

Black Isle Yarns – named for Julie Rutter’s home on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands – is devoted to truly local wool. Fleeces from local sheep are hand selected, spun in the UK, then naturally dyed. Fully traceable from farm to yarn, every skein tells a story.


WEBSITE: https://blackisleyarns.co.uk
BUNLOIT WOOLERY
BUNLOIT WOOLERY
Washed and cleaned fleece from our own sheep and selected local flocks; our own handspun yarns, where colours are blended through our wool picker and then carded on the hand drum carder before being spun; and yarns from New Lanark which are spun in the Clyde Valley. Our aim is to source and process quality fleece that is locally produced and is sustainable.

We also run fleece to yarn courses. Tuition is available in both Workshop and on a One to One basis and is held in the restored steading at Bunloit. From learning the basics on a drop spindle to getting to grips with a beautiful spinning wheel we can cater to all levels from complete beginner to experienced spinner.


WEBSITE: Facebook at Bunloit Woolery
DORNOCH FINE FLEECE
DORNOCH FINE FLEECE
SALLY WILD and JANET CHARGE

Launched in 2021 and using wool from their flocks in Dornoch and Culrain Janet and Sally produce a fine silver grey wool. This is spun for them in Cornwall and returned for dyeing in soft, organic colours.

CONTACT:thewildmeadows@yahoo.co.uk
GONG CRAFTS
GONG CRAFTS
CLIVE AND LAURENCE SHEPPARD

We are a husband and wife team, Laurence and Clive, and we operate from our home situated on the Far North Coast.
We specialise in producing botanically hand-dyed yarns, most of which are drawn from locally collected plants. It's a constant journey of discovery!
We also produce hand-spun yarns in merino wool, seaweed fibre and bamboo, hand-carded mixed colours. Consequently a lot of love is mixed into our yarns!


WEBSITE:www.gongcrafts.scot
HANDMADE IN NEPAL
HANDMADE IN NEPAL
Hand Made Nepal have been collaborating with friends, colleagues and producers in Nepal for over 20 years. At Fibre Fest 2024 you’ll find examples of some of the finest traditional and contemporary textiles and a variety of woven, knitted and crocheted items. There will also be small selection of contemporary, 100% wool, hand made felt products.
The techniques used for these crafts have been passed down to new generations for hundreds of years but are now in danger of dying out The aim of Hand Made Nepal is to contribute to keeping these skills alive by celebrating and showcasing some of the innovative and beautiful products being made today using traditional skills.

https://www.handmadenepal.co.uk/
HEATHERLEA BLACK CHEVIOT
HEATHERLEA BLACK CHEVIOT
SABRINA ROSS

Heatherlea Black Cheviot - fabulously soft wool on your skin from our own flock.

The softness and durability with one croft provenance is very unique = 100 % traceable

We are 5th Generation crofters in a remote Highland strath. We croft in a way that encourages native biodiversity, limits carbon footprint and carry out fleece processing in an ecofriendly way.
All fleeces are handled and shorn by the couple.

Sabrina is living her dream and with every skein she is sharing a piece of heaven with you. Your finished garment will feel like a warm welcoming hug.

Wool available online and at local markets.

WEBSITE:https://blackcheviot.com
HIGHLAND MAGIC FIBRE ARTS
HIGHLAND MAGIC FIBRE ARTS
SAMANTHA FARMER

Highland Magic offers locally-sourced wool that has been minimally processed & naturally dyed with plants. I focus on creating hand spun yarns from single crofts & small farms (sometimes one sheep!). Here’s what will be available for 2024:

-Hand spun yarns dyed in the fleece
-Naturally dyed hand spun skeins
-Hand spinning kits featuring locally-made drop spindles & rolags/batts
-A selection of knitted and crocheted shawls made from my hand spun yarns


Highland Wool
Highland Wool
Donna Gillies

A small nature friendly farm in the Scottish Highlands. Owned/managed by Donald & Donna Gillies. Highland Wool CIC is building a mini-mill at The Hirsel - a small nature-friendly farm in Ardgay - which will wash/card fleeces from small farms across the Highlands & Islands. The goal: keep fleece out of landfill, help farmers earn more from their own produce, and get affordable 100% Made in Scotland wool into the hands of spinners, weavers, and crafters.

After polling visitors to the Dornoch Fibre Fest in 2023, we’re back this year with our first products: carded Hebridean and Shetland wool. We’ll also be taking consignment orders for washing and carding your fleeces, and answering your questions about our plans.

More info: https://highlandwool.scot
KIKI'S CRAFT CORNER
KIKI'S CRAFT CORNER
KEIRA MCFLEAT

Since opening in 2012, Kiki's Craft Corner has been proud to provide supplies, workshops and advice to fibre and textile enthusiasts in Quilting, patchwork, Notions, Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery, Spinning, Felting and Accessories. We welcome you to look through our site to see all we have to offer.
The Lochcarron Spinners are a group of spinners who meet at Kiki's every Friday afternoon and Our Crafty Saturday is held every last Saturday of the month.

Bart McFleat offers servicing and repairs for sewing machines and spinning wheels.

WEBSITE:kikiscraftcorner.com

LOCH NESS SPINDLES
LOCH NESS SPINDLES
OLGA JAMIESON

We live in Scottish Highlands, in the beautiful village of Drumnadrochit near Loch Ness and carry out our business from Inverness - capital of Highlands.
Schacht spinning wheels and weaving looms are beautifully crafted, high-quality products giving you the opportunity to enjoy every minute of your spinning.
My rugs are designed by myself, processed from scratch - grading and washing the fleece, carding, spinning yarn, creating design and weaving.

WEBSITE:www.lochnessspindle.co.uk
RIPPLES CRAFTS
RIPPLES CRAFTS
HELEN LOCKHART

Helen Lockhart of Ripples Crafts Hand Dyed Yarns has been hand dyeing
yarn since 2008 at her home in Assynt in the Scottish Highlands. She
is surrounded by stunning landscapes that offer her constant
inspiration for different colourways. She is known for her deep,
saturated shades which she loves to dye and use in her own work, be it
weaving, knitting or crochet and her colourways range from almost solid
shades to wildly variegated and glazed colourways. Her yarn bases are
ethically sourced and range from fine laceweight through fingering,
double knitting, and Arran weight yarns from various fibres and sheep
breeds

WEBSITE:https://www.ripplescrafts.com

SHEARING CRAFTS
SHEARING CRAFTS
PAM SUTHERLAND

Shearing Crafts is run by Pam Sutherland, a shearer based in Aberdeenshire. Pam specialises in small flocks and rare breeds.
These fleeces provide the raw materials for her wet felted rugs. They look like traditional sheepskin’s but are 100% wool, made by hand using soap and water.
Pam will also have carded batts from local sheep.

WEBSITE: https://shearingcrafts.com/
STASH BUSTER
STASH BUSTER
JENNY TAYLOR

Time to clear out that stash of unused textiles lurking in a cupboard?
Bring them in before 10.30 on the morning of 9th March ready priced up and coded with your initials and we will try to sell for you. You may also find an inspiring replacement.
10% goes to Fibrefest 90% to you. - Maximum 20 articles.
See Stashbuster tab to download the form

CONTACT: sue.gardiner11@gmail.com
SUSAN BRISCOE DESIGNS
SUSAN BRISCOE DESIGNS
SUSAN BRISCOE

A recognised expert in the world of Sashiko sewing Susan can offer you everything you will need to create this beautiful textile art. Sashiko is a traditional Japanese embroidery technique used to decorate clothing and functional objects with symbolic patterns of great beauty.

WEBSITE: https://www.susanbriscoe.com
The Fabric Fairy
The Fabric Fairy
Michelle Cooper

The Fabric Fairy is Sutherland’s only dedicated patchwork and quilting shop with good stocks of 100% cotton fabrics, haberdashery supplies and a range of locally designed Cross-Stitch kits and charts, some with local interest. Bespoke workshops catered for local residents and visitors alike.
TINTED YARN
TINTED YARN
My name is Brian and I have been a knitter for many years and have grown to love all aspects of the craft. I recently found a love of making my own colour ways after attending dying demonstration and dying class.

It is my hope to share these with people who love yarn crafts as much as I do.

I can also take request for certain colour ways if you do not see something that you enjoy.

https://tintedyarn.co.uk/
TRAVELLING YARNS
TRAVELLING YARNS
ELIZABETH MACKENZIE

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.

WEBSITE:www.travellingyarns.com




WISH EWE WERE HERE
WISH EWE WERE HERE
It all started the day Angela bought herself a rigid heddles loom. Within 3 weeks the loom was mine. Fast forward 10 years, Angela is mostly knitting with the yarn I'm producing at home in Angus. We now sell acid and naturally dyed wool for spinning/felting and, hand-spun yarn for knitting, crochet, weaving.

We are also in partnership with Lunan Bay Farm, producing some beautiful batts and handspun skeins, made from Cashmere / Shetland / Alpaca mix. The Cashmere goats are enjoying the sun between Inverkeilor and Lunan Bay, the Shetland wool comes from Red Rock Flock in Angus, the Alpacas live between Arbroath / Inverkeilor and Johnshaven.


Website -https://wishewewerehere.com/
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