I wanted to share a cool fibre arts-related story from the bed and breakfast we stayed at a few nights ago. Mme. Lauzier has been taking in guests for 36 years at her beautiful farm outside of Ayer's Cliff in the Eastern Townships.
|The farm house|
After breakfast we started talking about knitting. I showed Mme. Lauzier my sock-in-progress and we exchanged notes on heel construction and how to avoid that 'hole in the corner' when you pick up for the gusset, she took out an amazing piece of weaving to show us. It's been in use for 30 years on the kitchen table and can be machine washed and dried. Can you guess what it's woven from?
How about now?
She cut dozens of plastic bread bags into continuous strips and grafted them with something resembling a Russian join so that there would be no knots or ends showing. The really cool thing is that she could point to the different coloured stripes and identify the brand of bread!
And here are Mme. Lauzier and I in front of the piano in the sitting room, because "on peut y prendre une belle photo"!
You can't see them, but on the wall beside the piano are family photos - she had 13 kids, she was from a family of 11, and her husband was one of 18!