Spring Retreat 2018

 

THE TWIST SPRING RETREAT, April 27-28 and 29th

An intimate retreat in a private manor….

This event is a fund raising activity for the Twist Fibre Festival (non-profit organization) .

Manoir Montpellier
533 ROUTE 315N
Lac-Simon, Qc, Canada J0V 1M0

www.manoirmontpellier.com

Arrival: Friday, April 27th from 2 PM

Departure: Sunday, April 29th at 2 PM

Cost: between $425 and $650 per person + taxes

The weekend includes:
  • 5 meals ( 2 dinners, 1 lunch, 1 breakfast and 1 brunch)
  • 2 nights in a single (private room), double ( two queen beds or one queen bed and one sofa-bad) or triple occupancy (two queen beds and one sofa-bed),
  • 1 Twist surprise bag
  • an access to the Viceroy Lake, private beach.
  • free access to a spa (hot and cold baths) at any time
  • And the possibility to take part to 3 of these mini-workshops ( 90-120 minutes ):

THE WORKSHOPS!

Block printing with natural dyes by Mariane Laforest
Explore the world of block printing with natural dyes
All levels
10$ material fees extra, payable to the teacher on site.


Macramé with Marie-Anne Adam
Create your own mini wall hanger and learn the basis of macramé
Beginner
5$ material fees extra, payable to the teacher on site.

 

Fiber preparation with Amelie Blanchard
Create your own blend of fibres for spinning or felting on a blending board or on a drumcarder.
Spinning wheels and drop spindles for trying on the spot!
All levels
5$ material fees extra, payable to the teacher on site.

 

Creative painting on knitted fabric (sock blank) with Céline Cléroux
Paint your own sock blank and learn the basis of sock blanks dyeing
All levels
10$ material fees extra, payable to the teacher on site.

 

Fibre Collage by Marie-France Gosselin
Come and use fibres and yarn out of your confort zone to make a piece of art.
Dry felting and embroidery basis will be learned and used during this workshop
All levels
5$ material fees extra, payable to the teacher on site.

 

Creative weaving on Rigid Heddle loom with Marie-France Gosselin
Rigid Heddle looms will be warped for free weaving exploration.
All levels
5$ material fees extra, payable to the teacher on site.


 

Shetland lace; a little history and confection of samples with Céline Barbeau
Learn the basis of Shetland lace, make a sample and be ready to make your own Shetland shawl at home!
Intermediate to advanced
(a list of material will be sent by e-mail)

 

(photo to come)

Make your own -Entrelac- style shawl.  Instructions by Céline Barbeau
Learn the basis of -Entrelac- and start a beautiful shawl during this workshop.
Intermediate to advanced
(a list of material will be sent by e-mail)

 

(photo to come)

How to block your knits with Nicole Dupuis
Learn how to finish your knits and how to block them for a perfect final touch!
All levels
(a list of material will be sent by e-mail)

 

Demystified cables (knitting) with Nicole Dupuis
Learn how to make beautiful cables in your knits and how to play with different type of cables.
Intermediate to advanced
(a list of material will be sent by e-mail)

 

Your hostesses:

 

Amélie Blanchard
Founder of the Twist Fibre Festival, spinner and cashmere goat producer

Marie-Anne Adam,
Art Director at Twist Festival and textile designer.

 

Our special guests (teachers) :

 

Mariane Laforest

Born in France, Mariane grew up surrounded by nature. She was a graphic designer before discovering the world of fibre and textile art. She likes the beautiful imperfections and surprises that natural dyes bring out. These imperfections are what brought Mariane to start her own brand of natural dyed fabrics; Atelier 1n

 

 

Céline Cléroux

Céline have a real passion for knitting, that have become with the passing years, more a life style then a hobby! Her curiosity as lead her in quest for learning more on all fiber activity related and of course, yarn dyeing. She starts to paint on knitted fabric some years ago and she completely fell in love with this technique.  With Cactus yarn Studio, she can combine painting and her knitting passion!

 

 

Marie-France Gosselin

Marie-France Gosselin is a weaver from Ottawa. She’s the owner of L’atelier weaving Studio, in Kanata. L’atelier is a dealer for Ashford, Mirrix and Louet products, specialized in weaving threads.
Marie-France Gosselin, teaches rigid heddle weaving classes at Carriageway Studios in Almonte and in many other places in Québec and Ontario.

 

 

Céline Barbeau

A Knitting teacher for the past 15 years, Céline is the owner of La Maison Tricotée, and says:  ” I have a viral side”
She likes to share her love and interest for wool, its history and techniques.
Knitting is an art that has joined women, families and communities since the dawn of time.  It has allowed so many of us to find our creative space, both freeing and fulfilling.  I’m proud to be a part of it !

 

Nicole Dupuis

Host of The gentle Knitter podcast:  a podcast dedicated to all the things that make her life more gentle: knitting, spinning, books, tea, plants…

 

 

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Retraite du printemps Twist 2018 / Twist Spring retreat 2018

Les mini-ateliers (durée de 90 à 120 minutes) auront lieu à 16:00 le vendredi, à 10:00 et à 14:00 le samedi et à 11:00 le dimanche. Votre horaire vous sera envoyé avant la retraite avec 3 de vos choix. 3 ateliers maximums peuvent être suivis et c'est dans l'ordre premier inscrit, premier servi qu'ils seront attitrés. J'aimerais assister à ces capsules: / Mini-workshops (90 to 120 minutes) will be at 4PM on FRIDAY, at 10AM and 2PM on Saturday and at 11AM on Sunday. You'll receive your schedule before the retreat with 3 of your choices. We'll apply the first came, first served principle. I would like to participate in these mini-workshop.:

Sélection de 10 vendeurs maximum / We will select 10 enterprises maximum

LES PLACES ET OPTIONS SONT LIMITÉES / SPACES AND OPTIONS ARE LIMITED. Une facture vous sera envoyée avec le numéro de chambre qui vous sera allouée. Cette facture sera payable par carte de crédit pour confirmer votre inscription. Non-remboursable. Merci ! / You'll receive an invoice with your room #. This invoice will be payable by credit card and your space will be confirmed once payment is received. Non-refundable. Thanks!

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