EWEfest will be Scotland’s first truly National Wool Festival. Akin to the original American models, it will be held out of doors, on grass, with the opportunity to buy and learn anything woolly.
EWEfest will be a little bit like the wonderful wool festivals held in the rest of the UK, but then again, it will also be rather different too! Firstly, it will not be held in a wool mart but in Slessor Gardens, Dundee. A huge marquee will be home to many of the exhibitors, and a sensational fashion show. There will also be smaller marquees with further opportunities to buy and a series of workshops to attend.
If you haven’t been to a wool festival yet, it’s a huge love-in of all things sheepie, well, all natural fibres really. It’s educational with fantastic opportunities to buy everything you could need to card, spin, weave, dye, knit or crochet – words alone cannot convey the atmosphere. It’s saturated with inspiration, colour, talent, happy people, happy sheep (and alpaca). Demos, talks and workshops will progress your talents or set you off on a new adventure of discovery. And, we are in the City of Discovery after all!
Another newbie, EWEmarket, our outdoor market in the very centre of the festival selling unique handmade products.
We’re going for it with traditional market stalls selling a mouth-watering array of high-class, artisan-made goodies. This means that your not-so-interested-in-wool friend (sadly, there are a few of them about!) will have plenty of retail therapy in which to become immersed!
EWEmarket may ultimately be seen around the country at other times of the year.