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For the 2nd year in a row, Stéphanie of À la maille suivante (my knitting friend & fellow teacher at Tricotine et cie) and I will be present at our bi-stitchual kiosk at Twist. Still not sure what Twist even is? Read on!
On August 23rd and 24th 2014, the biggest fibre festival in Quebec comes back for a third edition at Complexe Whissel in Saint-André-Avellin. This charming village located in the Outaouais region of the province will once again host the one-of-a-kind event.
TWIST is a truly unique fibre festival in Quebec in that it brings together the most important players in the field, and serves as an inclusive showcase of the fibre world. Intended for the general public, enthusiasts, fibre producers, fleece animal breeders, artists, artisans, professionals and semi-professionals – it has been steadily gaining in popularity and notoriety since its first inception in 2012. Case in point: TWIST won the 2014 Grand Prize for Quebec Regional Tourism & was a 2014 finalist for Quebec Tourism at the annual awards gala organized by ATR Associées du Québec, a group of 21 regional tourism associations & Tourism Quebec.
“We want to break the myth of macramé and granny squares with original and inspiring new elements!” says Marie-Anne Adam, textile artist and member of the festival team.
Amélie Blanchard, founder and president of the event, accompanied by her “twisted” crew, organizes this major festival that brings together enthusiasts from throughout Quebec, of course, but also from the Maritimes, Ontario, British Columbiam, and even the United States.
The 2-day event features dozens of workshops, activities, a textile art exhibit with a modern twist, and over 100 exhibitors from all trades of the fibre industry. I was there last year. I fell in absolute love.
Twist Fibre Festival, August 23rd & 24th
Single Admission is $ 7 per day for teens and adults, and is free for children under 12.
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