Last week end I went to Twist. It is a fibre festival in Quebec. It is about 1.5 hours away from where I live. I shared a double booth with 2 friends.
we had lots of stuff. Elizabeth had some yarn and spindle kits and lots of cool roving she had died in a special way to create really cool yarn. I only got a blurry picture of it close up I am sorry to say. This is some of Judy’s wonderful hand spun yarn.
Next to us we had a sweet lady who was displaying some fabulous dolls and selling some books. This Traveling yarn store was the other way.
The lace makers were there they had a big display celebrating the Rideau canal in winter. it is the worlds longest skating rink. Everything on the board is hand made lace.
Of course there was a lot of fibre for sale there was a whole booth for qiviut from raw to finished product. Qiviut is musk ox fibre. and some beautifully dyed mohair.
and of course Ashford was there. I imagine they are on tour. I can’t imagine they cam just for Twist. They where very nice and had lots of equipment there for people to try. My big purchase was a new e clip for my spinning wheel.
we stayed at a very nice bead and breakfast in the tow where twist was held, Saint-André-Avellin I didn’t get a picture of that either but I did get a picture of the great “club” sandwich we had at a local restaurant. On the bottom was duck confit and bacon, on top was green apple onion and celery, the bread was apricot, rain and hazelnut bread. It was so good we eat it both nights.