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Almonte FibreFest

This weekend of September 10th and 11th is the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 21st annual Fibrefest.   Purlin’ J’s Roving Yarn Co. will be outside the Almonte Arena both days. Yarntruck hours are Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm. Admission to Fibrefest is $5.00 per day, which includes access to all sites. At two locations, the Museum and the Almonte Arena, visitors will find demonstrations, vendors, and exhibits—a full two-day festival of fibre arts! Local guilds will demonstrate spinning, knitting, weaving, rug hooking, lacemaking, smocking and quilting. Vendors include spinners, weavers, and fibre artists from across the province, as well as quilt shops, alpaca farms, and the yarntruck! The Ottawa Valley Button Club will...

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Back to the Farm: Mackinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival

The Purlin' J's yarntruck is in Bath, Ontario this Sunday August 21 at the second-annual Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer and Music Festival. It's a field party with live music, craft beer, food [and yarn] trucks, and more! The gate opens at 12 pm, the first band starts at 1 pm, and it's all over at 10 pm.  You can park for free, and there are shuttle buses available from/to Kingston. Visit the Festival website for more information.  Tickets are $20 advance and are available now online. You can also buy them in person at: Red House (downtown), Red House (west end), Brian’s Record Option, MacKinnon Brothers Brewery (Bath), or The Brake Room (Belleville). Tickets at the gate...

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Verona at Ewe Can Knit

Some of you may not know that there is a yarn shop in Verona! Celebrate its first year anniversary on Saturday, August 13, and you might win a gift basket valued at $125!  The Purlin' J's yarntruck will be parked outside Verona's yarn shop, Ewe Can Knit from 11am to 2pm. The shop is located around the corner from, and in the same building as the Verona Convenience store (at the corner of Highway 38 and Walker Street). The draw for the gift basket will be held at 1:30 pm! Don't miss it!  

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