A Fiber Twist Collective

Posted on 28, September 2009 by


My last weekend of September appropriately ended in the wonderful area of Western Massachusetts. I had been spending the last of the week in Springfield and Northampton, and was now at the Franklin County Fiber Twist to see various friends and the latest offerings in the woolen world for the autumn season. Some of the key items to check out were the Twist Collective Fashion Trunk Show hosted by Julia Farwell-Clay of the “Moth Heaven” blog, Kristin Nicholas‘ “Color by Kristin” which is her latest book, Barbara Parry’s lovely “Foxfire Fiber” yarns, Debbie’s incredible works of art at her “Glastonbury Glassworks” booth, Leslie Wind’s beautifully made tools (she had gifted me one of her fabulous needles!), and Gayle’s hand-painted yarns. But here is where the day was most fun…
Stitched by JessaLu bag
A few months ago I broke down and purchased a project bag from my friend JessaLu‘s Etsy shop. I had fallen in love with the fabric because the colors had a positive vibration. While Tweeting about coming to the Franklin County Fair, I discovered that she was going to be there too. We met up when the Twist Collection Fashion show began, and checked (in her case, re-checked) out the various booths. While at Kangaroo Dyer’s, we chatted with the ever-so-hoppy Melissa Morgan-Oakes about knitting two socks at a time, and how it would be cool to have a bag that was at the perfect size for them.
Julia Farwell-Clay of Twist Collectivesomebunnyslove paddingVivian's Saddle Shoulders
When we finished browsing, we decided to drive up to Northampton and visit WEBS. I mean, how could one NOT be in Western Massachusetts and NOT go to WEBS? We both made a couple of purchases (souvenir yarn does not count as stash) for particular projects, and had a great time. If only every weekend could be this fun and wonderful!! =:8
JessaLu and Myself