Daily Itinerary | November 2020 festival

Day 7: The Hebrides

Our next stop in the Online International Fiber Festival is the Hebrides. Please watch the welcome video to learn about what we’ll be doing today and get a look at some of the products available from our Hebridean vendors in the marketplace. 

Welcome Video

Join the discussion in the Online International Fiber Festival group on Ravelry or Facebook. And be sure to follow the festival on Instagram.

Hebridean Vendors

All of these vendors can be found in the marketplace. (Click the link then scroll down to the marketplace section!)

Yarns from sheep raised in the Outer Hebrides. Sustainably produced to a high standard.
Naturally dyed British yarns, often with materials gleaned from the immediate area.
Dorset buttons, rare breed wool, project bags, and more.
Native Scottish wool sourced directly from wool growers in natural colors and blends, milled in North Uist.

Recommended Classes

Choose one (or more!) of the following classes for your morning learning. You will need a subscription to Craftsy to take the classes.

Foundations of Spinning with Amy King (Beginner)

Classic Crochet Openwork with Jennifer Hansen (Advanced)

Explorations in Cables with Patty Lyons (Intermediate) Please note: This class has been transferred to Patty Lyons’ website, where it is available for purchase. For an alternative class about cable knitting that is still available on Craftsy, please try Celtic Cables with Carol Feller.

Explore the Region

Spend your afternoon on a virtual tour of today’s region. Watch what you like!

Tania Ashton-Jones of TJ Frog in the marketplace and the TJ Frog Podcast, introduces us to Skye, including a walk through the grounds of Armadale Castle.
Meg Rodger of The Birlinn Yarn Company created this Viking-era cape in honor of Auður the Deepminded. Click through to YouTube to read a more complete explanation of her project and this video before watching. To learn more, follow the link at the bottom of the video description to read about it on Meg’s blog.
Rick Steves’ visit to the Islands of Scotland.
A brief video about Flora MacDonald’s birthplace. Flora helped protect Bonnie Prince Charlie when he fled to Skye.
A short video about the land itself in the Hebrides and some of the efforts of crofters to preserve it.
Try not to hold your breath while you watch!
A short video about Harris Tweed with Alice Starmore.
In in-depth look about Harris Tweed.


Click the menu items for the recipes. The shopping lists are available to be downloaded by day and by the entire event. Print off your preference and head to the market!

Ham and Vegetable Bake
Crusty Bread and Butter (Purchase ahead of time.)
Scottish Tablet

Evening Entertainment

This evening, we will be lucky to hear from a collection of Hebridean performers who put together a distanced cèilidh while under lockdown. Grab your project, or get up and dance as the mood strikes. Enjoy!

The presenter switches between Gaelic and English. Enjoy!

We hope you enjoyed your day in the Hebrides! 
Join us tomorrow as we visit Portugal!

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