Fasanta (the Gaelic word for fashionable) is a festival in Oban inspired by the incredible collection of more than 200 items of costume and textiles dating as far back as early 17th century. This year’s festival includes a wonderfully creative range of textile-based workshops to bring out your inner fashionista and inspire you to get sewing. The highlight of the festival is our Fasanta Community Catwalk, this year raising money for North Argyll Young Carers. Local community groups, organisations and individuals take to the runway with fabulous creations under the themes of Castle Chic or Trendy in Tweed.
Fri 21 Oct 11am & 2pm: Tribal Costumes Workshop Make fabulous costumes in the Faerie Garden using natural materials. Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, free
Sat 22 Oct 10am – noon: Fashion Blogging Workshop For under-18s An introduction to blogging from industry professional Karlie Simmonds of the SWAG guide. A great way to learn about this booming sector. Corran Halls, Oban, £6
Sat 22 Oct 10am – 4pm: A Scottish Sewing Bee Workshop This exciting addition to the festival will give participants the opportunity to work with Lorraine Murray to create a collaborative Trendy in Tweed collection for the Fasanta Community Catwalk contest. Corran Halls, Oban, £15
Fri Sat 22 Oct 7.30pm: Fasanta Community Catwalk Showcase of creations by local groups and individuals raising funds for North Argyll Young Carers. Corran Halls, Oban, £10/£5
Sun 23 Oct 10am – 4pm: Back to Basics Sewing for Beginners Workshop In this fabulous one-day workshop with Jayne Mulqueen, make a sturdy tote bag using calico decorated with iron-on transfers. Corran Halls, Oban, £18Find Out More