About us

The TWIST fibre festival is the most important textile festival in Canada, reuniting the most important players in the industry. The 6th edition will be held August 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th, 2017.

TWIST is an annual event, an excursion into the world of textile fibre for the entire public, as well as fibre enthusiasts, fibre producers, breeders, fibre processors, artists, artisans, professionals, and semi-professionals alike.

TWIST takes place over four days (2 days of workshops and 2 days open to the public), with more than 50 workshops, a ton of demonstrations for everyone, a food fair, more than 140 exhibitors, free activities for kids, textile art, a textile garden, a knitter’s brunch, annual fibre retreats and more.

The entry fee is 10$ per day (taxes included)
or 15$ for the weekend pass,
FREE for kids under 12 years old.


2017 TWISTED Team

Programming committee

Amélie Blanchard, founder and president
Marie-Anne Adam, art director
Eric Desjardins, operations director
Lise Ranger, amazing volunteer
Mélodie Coutou, interactive textile artist
Diane Gonthier, textile art consultant
Marie-France Gosselin, consultant
Vincent Philibert, foodie fair coordinator
Doris Gagnon, volunteer supervisor
Chanelle Bouladier Laprade, Twist agricultural laboratory
Linda Perrier, amazing volunteer
Anne Dongois, press relations
Atelier Ficelle, kids activities
Joëlle Cyr, accounting
Sébastien Lavallée, official event photographer
Suzanne Pelland, photographer
Agueda Iturbe-Kennedy, coordinator

Web / Multimedia

Stéphanie Jean, designer
Marc-André Martin, web developer
Mathieu Varin, web assistant


Céline Cléroux, Gatineau/ Hull
Joëlle Colin, Montréal/ Plateau, Mile-end, Villeray and Petite-Patrie
Chrystiane Bisson, Montréal/ West Island, Kirkland, Pierrefonds, St-Geneviève
Kim Jessome, Gatineau/ Aylmer
Jessica Prevost, Mont-Tremblant
Kim Gauthier-Pelletier, Joliette
Anny Dubé,  Val d’Or
Marie C Tremblay,  Ville de Québec

and many more extraordinary volunteers!


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