In Like a Lion…

Hat’s and scarves and socks… oh my! These projects conjure up warm feelings and cozy thoughts.

Out Like a Lamb…

A short sleeved shirt, and some lacy shawls keep you warm enough but lets the sun shine in once spring rolls around.

New Colorways

Beautiful sky blues perfectly united with classic gray. Inspired by my favorite dishy show by the same name, it's the cat's pajamas!
Beautiful sky blues perfectly united with classic gray. Inspired by my favorite dishy show by the same name, it’s the cat’s pajamas!
Classic feather hues of a man who lives to impress the ladies! A group of peafowl is called a Party, which is a great way to describe this colorway. Let's shake our tail feathers!
Classic feather hues of a man who lives to impress the ladies! A group of peafowl is called a Party, which is a great way to describe this colorway. Let’s shake our tail feathers!

Featured Product

Limited Edition Colorways

The Limited Edition Colorway section was created as a tool to help us design colorways you’ll love! The new colorways, Mutating Varigates, and others in this section are on trial. By placing an order from this list you are essentially casting a vote to keep these colorways in rotation. Without support they are in danger of being retired. So, check on this list every once in a while and if you see something you simply don’t want to see disappear, cast your vote by placing an order.

Vesuvius

Twisted News!

We are updating our Gallery and we need your help!

Please help us fill  our New and Improved gallery!  If you are interested in having a project featured there or in our other social media, please send us an email with a link to your Ravelry project page.  Our customers are the best and make so many creative and beautiful things!  We want to Spread The Love for the wonderful TFA projects you’ve made!

Here is what we are looking for:

  • Projects in our current yarn bases
  • A number of photo’s, preferable one or more of high quality
  • Notes with modifications and details to help others recreate your project

We will review all submissions and chose those that best represent our yarn and fiber.  We will be looking at both the content of the notes and the quality of the pictures, so if you have any new information or updated pictures to add please do that before you send in the link.

Send all submissions to goods@twistedfiberart.com

In Rotation this Month

Available starting March 13, 2015

Out of Rotation this Month

Available until March 13, 2015

The Skein Minder

Twisted has discovered a very cool new tool that we think can help our little business immensely!  The Skein Minder was developed by Carrie Sundra as a way to be more efficient in her job as an independent yarn dyer.  Sound familiar?  We love her product and have backed her as fully as we are able to in her Kickstarter campaign, but we can’t do it alone.  Please consider helping Carrie to meet her goal so that indie dyers (like TFA for example) can take advantage of this unique technology and process your yarn faster and more efficiently.  There are several yarn and beer rewards, you don’t have to pledge for the unit to support the project!

Skein Minder

Inspiration!

Have an idea or inspiration for a new colorway? Drop us a line.

Need inspiration? Check out what people in our Ravelry Group are knitting!

Come see the show!

If you are too far to stop into our shop but still want to experience our yarn and rovings first hand why not plan a trip to join us at one of the yarn shows we attend? You can find our current list below but keep on the lookout for new additions in a town near you! Do you attend a show that we are missing and want to see us there? Send an email to goods@twistedfiberart.com and give us a heads up!

Pittsburg show
Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival

Friday March 27th – Sunday March 29th 2015

A celebrity panel of teachers, beautiful yarn and an amazing town! Join us in Steel Town for this exciting three day event.

Yarn Con
Yarn Con

Saturday April 18th – Sunday April 19th 2015

YarnCon is Chicago’s homegrown yarn-centric exhibition — a place to promote, sell, and celebrate the yarny arts. YarnCon aims to be the premier market for independent producers of yarn, knitted/crocheted objects, fiber for spinning, tools, gadgets, books, patterns, instructions, and gifts related to spinning, knitting, crochet, and weaving.

Stitches-SouthStitches South

Thursday April 23rd – Sunday April 26th 2015

Join us at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center for this exciting event.

Stitches-MidwestStitches Midwest

Thursday August 6th – Sunday August 9th 2015

Join us at the Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in the Windy City!

Published by twistedfiberart

Twisted was started in 2005 as a way to help support my family while I was a stay-at-home mom until I went back to work. Eventually I realized I was at work. I think it's safe to say that Twisted is going to be around for a while! I was lucky to start selling my handspun around the time Etsy was catching on. I learned a lot about yarn and knit fabrics and what I wanted them to look like. This information was crucial to the development of my current process. Soon I was selling lots of striping sock yarn (mostly Arial and Duchess). Demand grew and so did Twisted. Aggie came to work with me. She could skein so precisely and measure dyes so accurately! (I still miss her. But she is now a stay-at-home mom and volunteer for animal rescue and I wish her well!) While she was here we moved to our current studio space and switched to our own website. My mother, Anne, is even more experienced with computers than she is with knitting (very!). She helped a ton with the new site which allows for more options, customization and flexibility. She also does our sample knitting and lots of random yarn and computer tasks. My husband does the books and washes the yarn. Both of our kids help out as their busy schedules permit. I love having a family business! I was lucky to start selling from my own site about the time Ravelry was catching on. I think that might be the magic ingredient to my small business success! Thank you Casey and Jess! As much as I love striping sock yarn, I was longing to move in a new direction: Evolutions. This had been part of my master plan from the beginning, but sock yarn kept me busy until I couldn't hold it in any longer. Then I really needed more help! Anne Bohl joined the team and added her style and skills to the mix. She quickly became indispensable and is now a partner in the business. We are both so grateful for the opportunity to be able to put our families first while helping support our families and interact with the lovely yarn community! Thanks to all of you for making this possible! The Twisted Studio was housed in the servant's quarters of my 150 year old Italianate home for seven years until we were bursting at the seams. We are now located around the corner in a great store called Kean's - a crafter's paradise that has been run by the same family for nearly 100 years. It is the cutest store around and we are lucky to have enough space there to do the dyeing for our webstore as well as a small but beautiful retail spot. So come see us, we'd love to meet you face to face! See store hours, address and contact info here. Cheers! Meg

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