Last weekend, I embarked on an exciting adventure to the heart of Scotland, attending The Scottish Yarn Festival in the charming city of Perth. This festival is a haven for all things yarn-related, and it was the perfect opportunity for me to showcase my passion for mosaic crochet designs. What a fantastic experience it turned out to be!
Nestled in the picturesque landscape of Perthshire, Scotland, the city of Perth played host to The Scottish Yarn Festival. The lush green hills and historic architecture provided a scenic backdrop to an event that would soon be filled with creativity and camaraderie.
Eva, the Director of The Scottish Yarn Festival, invited me and 5 other amazing designers to showcase our patterns over the weekend. We were upstairs in the Sealy MacWheely Explorium, where festival goers could try their hand on a range of spinning wheels and weaving looms, visit the designer's pop-up displays, and meet this year's podcasters.
I brought an array of my mosaic crochet designs, including my latest release, Dragonscape. Dragonscape is a full fantasy afghan with mountains, castles and lochs.
One of the most heartwarming aspects of attending yarn festivals is the chance to meet fellow enthusiasts. I was thrilled to see some of my current customers who popped up to say hello. Their support and enthusiasm for my work were incredibly motivating.
Equally exciting was the opportunity to introduce mosaic crochet to those who were new to this art form. I hope I managed to convince a few crocheters to try out this technique that was new to them 😊
As the festival weekend progressed, I couldn't help but dream about next year. I have set my sights on securing a stall in the main hall, where I can showcase my designs for the entire weekend. This would provide me with the perfect platform to engage with even more crochet enthusiasts and share the beauty of mosaic crochet.
Furthermore, I plan to give away free mosaic crochet patterns to festival attendees, allowing them to try their hand at this unique technique, and there may be some special discount on all my patterns for festival-goers. I believe that sharing the art of mosaic crochet is a way to foster a sense of community among yarn lovers and encourage the exploration of new creative horizons.
The Scottish Yarn Festival in Perth was more than just an event; it was a celebration of creativity, craftsmanship, and community. It was a weekend filled with laughter, inspiration, and the joy of sharing my mosaic crochet designs with others.
Many thanks to my helpers, Rose Ann and Rhona – I couldn't have done it without you ladies.
Of course, not only was I exhibiting, but I was also happily wandering around, looking at all the stunning vendor stalls and the delicious yarns for sale. I may have treated myself to a few bits and bobs – and why not 😉