Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island Travel Guide

LeFort's hooked portraits of Jackie Kennedy and various Canadian prime ministers are astonishing in their obsessiveness, as is her 80-square-foot depiction of the Resurrection, which required eight miles of yarn and two million stitches, and is shown in a gallery with piped-in Gregorian chants.

A jumbled, items-spilling-off-of-shelves knitting store.

Swoon over the heaps of handmade rugs and socks at the Co-op Artisanale in Cheticamp.

The Black Sheep Gallery was a former fish plant in West Jeddore that now sells folk and outsider art.

The festival glorifies all things Gaelic with traditional dances, workshops (learn to step-dance), and language classes (did you know that am foghar is Gaelic for "autumn"?).

The funky, two-floored shack on the side of the road in Margaree Forks, carries campy stock.

Pop in for the handsome leather buckets and bags.