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Stitch It and Fix It Forres to feature at Portsoy Boat Festival

By Garry McCartney

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Stitch It and Fix It from Forres create bespoke gifts made using recycled yacht sails.
Stitch It and Fix It from Forres create bespoke gifts made using recycled yacht sails.

A FORRES-based business will show visitors how it creates products at a maritime event in Aberdeenshire.

Stitch It and Fix It from the Waterford Industrial Estate will display a selection of hand-crafted items at Portsoy Boat Festival this weekend, alongside handmade gifts from other firms across Scotland.

The company creates bespoke gifts made using recycled yacht sails. Their team offer repairs and alterations for sails, yacht and boat covers, tents and marquees. They also hand-make covers for trailers, garden equipment and furniture and boats.

Chairman of the festival committee, David Urquhart, confirmed the first Portsoy Boat Festival was held in 1993 and is now firmly anchored in the town’s calendar.

He said: "We have a wealth of talented designers, illustrators, painters and potters in Scotland and the Craft Fayre will put the cream of the crop under one roof.

"Not only will there be a variety of unique items available to buy, but we will also have the people behind those products demonstrating the intricate techniques they use, blending modern day design with traditional methods."

The festival will showcase a range of traditional and maritime craft techniques and hand-made jewellery, pottery, hand-crocheted gifts and illustrations.

A flotilla of premier heritage boats will also be dropping anchor in the historic harbour.

See https://stbfportsoy.org/ for more information.

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