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Twist Fibre Festival

Twist Fibre Festival

This last week end was the Twist Fibre Festival in Saint-André-Avellin, Quebec. Two friends of mine and I shared two booths. I am going to show you our booth in this post and the rest of the show in the next one. This is our whole booth

whole booth

Judy is mostly at the left  and has the wooden stand full of fiber bags. She has lots of hand processed breeds of wool and hand made small batts and rolags in great colours. I was in the middle and had the silver stand and Elizabeth is on the right with hand dyed roving and weaving kits.

We also had two friends helping us. I do not speak French , Elizabeth speaks a little and Judy speaks a little more. We had Andrea ( on the right) to be our French speaker. She was an enormous help and was so good with customers.  Here she is with me having fun trying on the Viking hat.


and our other helper, Jan, who is a great sales person. Elizabeth is in the back chatting with a customer. She is the one with the whited pass around her neck.

jan and e and andrea

Now for some more detailed pictures. This is me with the batts and tea cozies and some knitting and plying bowls that my friend Mike makes.  On the stand I had the project bags and nuno felt kits and drop spindle kits and hats.

mi in the middle elizabeds end and my wrack

This is Judy’s table and a close up of her hand turned drop spindles and Lego drop spindles.

Judies end 3 judys spindles close

Down at Elizabeth’s end she has drop spindle kits and hand died roving designed to spin colour changing yarn. She also has an amazing ridged heddle book (on dvd) she wrote and kit put together.

judys end 2

She brought her loom and was working on the kit samples to show people how it works. The multi coloured one is one of the sample pieces finished. You get 2  that size and another small bonus sample pattern.

Elizabeths weaving

So that was our set up. What you can’t see was how hot the room was once it was full of people. We just about melted. I should have shrunk a couple of sizes but some how I didn’t. 🙂



One Week to the Show

One Week to the Show

With one week to my guild show (October 31, November 1 and 2) it must be  time to get ready. Time to put things together and make a few more hats. Last weekend my daughter painted spindles and here they are waiting to get put into kits.


The kits should be done already but when I started I discovered I was out of white wool. I have no idea how that happened. I had to order some quick. I put my wool order in with my friend Maureen at  Dreamspin Fibres. She got my order out asap and it arrived yesterday.

wool box wool box inside

The white wool is the bottom half but you can’t just order white. Now I can put the kits together. she also sent me a colour cards for her wool. this is great because every computer shows the colours differently.

wool samples

I was working on a hat as well. I will finish it today. I put decoration on the inside and outside. I will show you the finished hat next time.

hat inside layout hat outside decoration


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