For those of you in the Ottawa/Montreal region, there is a fibre festival coming near you, that we are pretty certain you will not want to miss.
Nestled approximately halfway between Ottawa and Montreal in St-André-Avellin, Quebec, Twist Fibre Festival claims to be the largest of it’s kind in Canada. With an extensive class list, offering a wide variety of workshops in both French and English, this festival is not to be missed!
What sets the Twist Fibre Festival apart from all other fibre festivals, is that it’s not just about knitting and crocheting- rather, it is about everything fibre related! With a selection of classes and vendors covering everything from knitting to beading to weaving to felting to rug hooking to dying to arrowsash (something we would love to know more about!) to embroidery to spinning, there is truly something to interest everyone in your family and social circle!
So why not gather up a few of your favourite people and make a road trip of it? Head up to the Ottawa/Montreal region to buy some fibre craft related supplies from fantastic vendors and take a few classes from a wildly talented roster of people.
Well known yarn dyer Julie Asselin (pictured above) will be teaching several workshops, including one on colour theory, as well as Hand Dying yarn: The Hand Painted Method. Designer extraordinaire Bristol Ivy will be found teaching a few Brioche classes, and Alana Wilcox, a truly talented spinner will be teaching four different classes, Novelty Yarn, Fibre Prep/Carding, 12+ Ways to Spin a Hand Painted Top for Colour, and Spin for a Project.
Not only is the class selection varied, there is also a selection of classes aimed at the younger crowd! So bring your best knitting buddy, and bring your teenagers! This is truly an event that will appeal to all walks of life.
So if you are looking for something a little different to keep you out of trouble over the latter days of Summer break, book yourself some accommodations, save some dollars for the marketplace of over 140 fantastic vendors, and let the countdown begin!
For more information on this exciting event, please click here to explore the Twist Fibre Festival website. And be sure to let us know if you plan on going! Maybe, we just might see you there!
Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!