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                                        THINK OF CRAFT AS THE ANTIDOTE

When we say craft we’re                 ticular a knitter, you will love       honey wine) and sample all their
                                        Picton’s Needle in a Haystack for      varieties of honey. Get a close look at
talking about traditional country       beautiful yarns and wool, craft and    brightly painted beehives in action,
crafts and contemporary fine craft,     hobby supplies. Up a short driveway    see how many different varieties of
too. The County is rich in creative     opposite Metro supermarket, the        herbs are grown, take home a hand-
crafters who make and sell treasures    cheery shop is open Monday to          made beeswax candle or one of their
direct from their own studios and       Friday. Owner Lisa runs workshops,     popular Queen Bee's Luxury Lotions.
workshops, through local galleries      hosts friendly knitting groups and
and gift shops and at craft shows       creates gorgeous custom knits.            Just north of Belleville on Sidney
both little and large.                                                         St., is the famous Taste of Country
                                           In downtown Picton, Rosehaven       (Back Cover), housed in a rare
    One of the largest of these shows   Yarn Shop has a gorgeous selection     restored cobblestone building it’s
is the wildly popular one-day Art &     of natural fibres and fabulous yarns.  home to a dizzying array of craft and
Craft Sale, now in its 34th year.       Owner Lesley offers a wonderful        gift items, plus specialty foods,
Featuring hundreds of vendors           variety of local fibres, hand-spun &   frozen foods and fresh baked goods
indoors and outdoors at Picton          hand-dyed yarns. You’ll also find      that truly reflect the country life-
Fairgrounds, the show is hosted by      Merino rovings for spinning and        style!
Prince Edward District Women’s          felting, cozy Thermohair socks, and
Institute. A mind-boggling collection   women’s cotton and linen clothing.        Main St., Bloomfield is a little
of artisans offering everything from    Shop online at      mecca of home decor, style and gift
gourmet pickles and one-of-a-kind                                              items from sparkly jewellery to
birdhouses to designer clothing it is      Honey Pie Hives & Herbals (Pg       Mexican mirrors; Canadiana and
soooo worth a visit. Mark August 3      20) is the only meadery in the         County crafts; treats baked from
on your calendar.                       County! They have a tasting room       scratch, high fashion jeans and home
                                        and store in their strawbale farm-     furnishings. In the centre of town
   There’s nothing quite like hand-     house at 705 County Rd. 24 where       the treasure-filled Green Gables (Pg
made stuff to warm the cockles of       you can taste their mead (that’s       69) declares it has something for
your heart. If you’re a maker, in par-

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                                                                               Heart of the County

                  198 Main St. Picton

wonderful whimsical decorative items


                                                                               183 Main St.     Unique things for you and
                                                                                  Picton        your home at the shop that

                                                                               613-476-1242       has a little something
                                                                                                       for everyone.

                                                                                                   Heart of the County is
                                                                                             an employment training site for

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