Textile Celebration and Felt Fun Weekend September 14th and 15th

We are now finalising this organic event and have our artists and itinerary planned. This is a ‘slow grow’ event – It has grown from the love of fibre and the sharing of that love.

We will have more information on the tutors as a separate post

Many of the demonstrators have worked in textile and art education for many many years and have been so inspirational in this field in Scotland and beyond. This is an opportunity to view as a spectator or physically take part in . There are no ‘paid and booked workshops ‘ as conventionally happens. This is an unconventional event with the emphases on skill sharing and celebrating our talented nation using a natural resource in a very ecological way.

The three yurts at Traquair House

Please drop by and visit , by train or by road. Be aware this is an open platform area and be mindful with children and dogs . The yurts will be accessible for the two days event and they celebrate their 20th birthday this year, they will have a range of the felted pieces made by different communities around the world and we will also show a video of our textile trip to Mongolia and on Saturday event have a talk on this amazing community project over the last 20 years.

Itinerary of events at Dalmally Railway Station 

Liz will be demonstrating how to make felted sculpted flowers at 11 am on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday 

Jenny will be demonstrating her method of making beautiful cobweb felt at 12pm on Saturday and Sunday      

Ann Ross will be demonstrating at 2pm Saturday and Sunday 

Debbie Silcock will demonstrate wirework orifice hooks for spinning wheels and making wire spoons 3pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday            

 Mavis Clark will be demonstrating fair isle knitting and shetland lace weight shawls throughout the day 

Annette and Linda will be spinning and needle felting throughout the two days There will be a cheese tasting session on Saturday morning at 11.30 

At 4pm there will be an open workshop play time at the demonstration table

 On Saturday evening at 7pm there will be a talk in the yurts on the Scottish storytelling project by Liz ,Ann and Jenny . Refreshments will be served .

 Throughout the two days there will be a delightful video of our visit to Mongolia showing in one of the yurts .

There will be tea and coffee available both days on the platform 

We have visiting embroiders , weavers ,felt makers and knitters who will bring what the make and talk and share ideas and knowledge.

 Some may have items for sale that they will have on display 

This is an organic event so there may be some changes in the schedule , we will try and keep it updated as much as possible 

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