New Midland business Twist Yarn offers classes and socials

For the first time in many years, local knitters and yarn crafters can save themselves a long drive for supplies with the opening of Twist Yarn Co. in Midland.

Opening on the weekend of Ontario’s Best Butter Tart Festival in June, owner Michelle DesRochers said the response has been “great.”

“People come in and say, ‘Thank God we have a yarn shop in town,’” she said.

DesRochers said she recently discovered crocheting and is now “addicted.”

A yarn social is held Tuesday nights. Classes and workshops will begin in the fall.

Twist Yarn sells yarns of all fibres as well as patterns, books and accessories.