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Knit much? There’s a new international festival for that at Loch Ness!

Love knitting? There's a festival for that! Photo: Pexels.com
Love knitting? There's a festival for that! Photo: Pexels.com

Knitting is all the rage these days and one man in the know is Willie Cameron, one of the organisers of the inaugural Loch Ness Knit Fest.

Thursday 29 September sees the start of the inaugural Inverness Loch Ness Knit Fest, a brand new international festival dedicated to all things knitting.

As they say themselves…

Inspired by the hugely successful Danish Strikkefestival (and with the blessing of its organiser Christel Seyfarth) our inaugural international knitting festival will be hosted by Eden Court, Inverness. Inverness is the Highland capital of Scotland, close to the legendary location of Loch Ness. The Loch Ness Knit Fest promises 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 tourism ambassador for the Highlands Mr Willie Cameron.

I caught up with Willie Cameron for a chat recently about the festival – sure you couldn’t pass up the opportunity to find out how and why a four day festival for knitting comes about in an area the size of Loch Ness – but it has, and it goes ahead at the end of this month.

The first (and hopefully annual) Loch Ness Knit Fest runs Thursday 29 September to Sunday 2 October. Find out more at LochNessKnitfest.com

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