In my third and final post about the Highland Wool Festival 2014 there are four more exhibitors to mention, Uist Wool, A'Nead, Alpaca Loft and Yarn Garden. I hope there will be another event next year, this first year seemed to be well attended and very much enjoyed by every one I have spoken to. You can keep upto date with news via the Highland Wool Festival facebook page.
Based on the Isle of Uist in the Outer Hebrides Uist Wool is a community project that will operate a new spinning mill and wool centre. It's in the development stage with the aim of providing employment, training and to revitalise an island industry.
Jenny of A'Nead knits the most delicate fine cobweb lace. Much of the yarn is also hand spun by herself. My photos don't do justice to the beautiful bridal lace veil she had on display along with the selection of other colourful lace accessories. She is based on the lovely Isle of Eigg.
It was busy around Sue MacBride's Alpaca Loft stall with people eager to look and touch the soft yarn and knitted samples. Sue is based at Carnoustie in Angus. The company has patterns and kits in a range of natural and dyed colours.
George and Louise run the Yarn Garden and are based in Newcastle. They have a huge range of colours and the yarn comes in a wide range of weights from cobweb lace through to chunky. They also have a range of patterns and knitting kits.