From TV Production to Fibre Festival: Amelie Blanchard’s Path to Twist Festival
The first time I met Amélie Blanchard, she was in knee-high boots encrusted with goat droppings, beaming a smile that lit up the entire Petite-Nation region. This woman is a brilliant polymath, and is driven to succeed in every endeavour she sets her mind to. She’s also the founder of Twist fibre festival. I was delighted to catch up with her by phone, and to ask her about how she got started in the fibre arts, and what led her to start such an ambitious endeavour.
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Catherine Winter is a freelance writer, herbalist, and fibre enthusiast based in Quebec’s Laurentian mountains. When Catherine isn’t tending her permaculture garden or working on her Farm the World website, she can be found working on various knitting projects, or experimenting with natural plant dyes.