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a world of crafts

Following the successful refreshing of the demonstrator programme last year, we have further reviewed and considerably expanded the programme to create a "World of Crafts" in 2009.

This will take place at a number of locations around the festival, including:

The Institute Hall  :  Craft Marquee  :  Living Tradition Marquee 
Upstairs at the Bothy  :  The Old Harbour

 

The Institute Hall

Thursday 2 July

downstairs - restricted entry - Portsoy School Children's felted sail workshop with Ruth Black

Upstairs - 1-4pm Drop in Knitting Workshop and talk by Paul Dodwell (knitting in the round with tips on sock and gansey knitting)

Friday 3 July

downstairs - 1-4pm Tweed "waulking" (finishing) session with traditional songs -

Upstairs - 10am - 1pm Drop in Knitting Workshop and talk by Paul Dodwell (knitting in the round with tips on sock and gansey knitting)

Saturday 4 July

downstairs - All day - Twist Fibre Craft - providing a large selection of crafts materials, wools, equipment etc

Upstairs - 10am - 12 noon Knitting Workshop and talk by Paul Dodwell (knitting in the round with tips on sock and gansey knitting).

Sunday 5 July

downstairs - All day - Twist Fibre Craft - providing a large selection of crafts materials, wools, equipment etc

Upstairs - no class planned

 

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Yarmouth knitters

 

Craft Marquee by the Salmon Bothy (open Thursday to Sunday)

An exhibition including a wide range of traditional craft producers who will be selling their work

 

The Living Tradition Marquee by the Salmon Bothy (open Thursday to Sunday)

Supported by the Moray Firth Partnership, "Living Traditions" features a range of craft demonstrators, providing "come and try" sessions for all ages. This includes knitting, weaving, spinning, knot tying, creel making, net making, felting, lace making, patchwork and much more. See daily programme for special events - click HERE

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Upstairs at the Bothy (open Thursday to Sunday)

This hugely popular venue will feature a programme of performances and workshops. For details click HERE

Initial events will include a knitting and singing workshop with Norman Kennedy and, on Sunday afternoon, the Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, Mrs Clare Russell JP will be signing her new book "I Love Banffshire"

Sally J Collins will be running workshops based around her work on illustrating the Hamish McHaggis books. More ...

Stuart B Campbell will be reading some of his poems based on the theme "The Persistence of the Song". More ...

 

 

The Old Harbour (open Thursday to Sunday)

The accent around the Old Harbour will be on maritime crafts and skills. These will include a unique opportunity to see and talk to a wide range of fascinating demonstrators including Norwegians Bjorn Arve, Johanne Tvedten and Helen Petersen, rigging expert Nigel Gray, traditional 'Boaties' maker Stephen Ritchie, basket maker Tim Palmer, and the Swedish Ravinis brothers who will be helping with the Portsoy Faering Project team with their restoration of a salmon coble.

Other skills on show at the Old Harbour area will include pot throwing, wood turning, cooperage and the blacksmith's arts. More ...