Tag: Festival in Aberfeldy

Designer Angus Ross works with waste wood created during sustainable management of local precious native broadleaf woodlands. These include wind-blown trees and carefully selected, individual trees felled to improve the bio-diversity and future health and resilience of the woodland. He provides workshop-based craft education and leads a team of highly skilled wood-workers hand-crafting furniture for homes, gardens and public places. Their specialist technique is steam-bending which allows them to coax air-dried wood into exquisite curvaceous components which are combined with traditional Arts and Crafts woodwork. Ross works mostly to commission creating narrative-rich curvaceous furniture.

Angus Ross

I’m Angela the owner of Artisanand, a gallery in Aberfeldy. When I find the time I love upcycling and re-upholstering furniture, creating textiles mainly working with Harris Tweed, making lampshades, decoupaging scallops or furniture, making felt jewellery, playing with air dry clay. I love trying new techniques and testing my skills with new challenges. During the Festival I’ll be running demos and have a range of pieces on the go so you can see the work in progress. I’m happy to discuss your projects too and make suggestions about some of the cheats I’ve found to make the work easier.

Angela Thomson

Two sisters living in Aberfeldy, we’ve created this stunning wee gem of a gallery and typically one of us is behind the counter. We have a gorgeous range of indoor plants alongside individually made works of art from across Scotland.

Edith and Grace

Karelia House has grown from a small idea into an exciting destination – a destination for anyone who wants only the best. We have a fantastic selection of fabrics, yarns and so very much more! This crafters’ paradise is situated in a very beautiful rural location where the rivers Lyon and Tay meet, some 4 miles west of Aberfeldy. You cannot fail to enjoy your journey through the beautiful Perthshire scenery and the area offers many wonderful activities and retail experiences! If you want the best results, use the best ingredients – this applies to cooking, knitting, patchwork, painting or anything you do and that is the philosophy followed by everyone at Karelia House. Relax in front of a cosy wood-burning stove and enjoy a coffee and home-bake. Our fabulous showroom is bursting with the colour and texture of our yarn and fabric. You can also have a demonstration with our Brother sewing and embroidery machines – these state-of-the-art sewing machines show what amazing creations are possible.

Karelia House Yarn and Fabric

We offer an eclectic and quirky selection of artwork in many media by emerging and established Scottish artists. In a light and bright gallery space, the front of which is entirely glass, the artwork is the focus and there is room to stand back and enjoy it. Alongside our festival events (see under Angela Thomson) we’ll still have a selection of local Perthshire artists participating in our “Glorious Perthshire” exhibition from the 2nd of September until the 13th of October. Many of our gallery favourites will be part of this exhibition; John Robert Smith, Rochelle McConnachie, Marianne Dey and many more.


Visitors love the variety and quality of artwork that we exhibit, created by talented artists from all over Scotland. In 2023 we celebrate 40 years of trading and have an exciting line up of mixed and solo exhibitions. Explore our display of beautiful art in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Aberfeldy Gallery

When you visit my studio there are a few steep steps up to it as it is in the steading beside the house. The Old Manse is on the B846 from Aberfeldy. Go over Wades Bridge along Poplar Avenue. The road will bend round to the left past the Ailean Chraggan Hotel on the right, and the drive up to The Old Manse is just past the hotel on the right. I paint in and print in oils; my work explores colour, layering and abstraction but often starts from sketches and drawings from life.

Maryann Ryves

My main inspiration is the wonderful countryside and architecture of Scotland. Working from my sketches and photographs I paint in acrylic in bright colours, combining loose brush and palette knife marks with more detailed work. In my studio I have framed and unframed paintings as well as prints and cards.

Audrey Slorance