What is that in my email? A shipping notice … WOOT! Thats right ladies and gentlemen, we are shipping again. Orders are going out and progress is being made. We are nearly through what we are calling the “Pre-Fire” orders and are already making good progress on the “Post Fire” orders.

We are so grateful for your patience as we figured out how to fit 12 employees into Meg’s house without displacing her entire family. It has been a challenge, but we have managed to do it and with minimal damage to toes, elbows, and other easily stepped on and bumped extremities.

In Rotation This Month


Twisted Fiber Art that is Uniquely yours!

Available now!

We have been successful airing these out and have been successful with removing nearly all of the smoke smell.

  • Save an additional 15% off already discounted prices for a limited time.
  • All fiber that was damaged by smoke will be noted as such in the description.
  • Discount will be applied at checkout.

We will continue to deodorize the rest of the uniques affected and release them in small batches going forward. Discounts on future items will vary.

Twisted News!

Fire Update

  • We are still cleaning and deodorizing our equipment, fixtures and tools. This month our focus has been on cleaning what we needed to get production up and running. Now we are moving forward with production and clean up in equal measure. It is time to empty out Meg’s garage so that her family can find the lawn mower again.
  • The restoration company has finally gotten the word that the restaurant structure is safe. Demolition has begun in that space. As we understand it, this has to happen first so that when they start on our space there are no lingering smells from the origin point of the fire. There are no specific dates or timelines yet.

Show updates

I spoke with the organizers of the Ann Arbor show and they have agreed to allow us to bring smoke damaged inventory to this show. This merchandise came directly from our shop so there will be many colorways never seen at shows before. Come early to get the best selection,

  • All smoke damaged yarn will be given a 30% discount.
  • Save the date: Saturday & Sunday October 24 – 25

Twisted Takes Manhattan

Our confidence in our staff is enormous! I mean it is colossal! We have so much faith in their abilities that we decided that despite being behind on orders at the moment, having an upcoming club, and all of the Phoenix orders we have to process, we have committed to a NEW SHOW. We will be at Vogue Live NYC in January 2016! Twisted takes Manhattan how cool is that! Crazy or Confident, you be the judge.

Fundraising Colorway

Our Limited Edition Fundraising Colorway Phoenix is still available for purchase. This category will remain active until we have returned to full production. Then, like club colorways, it goes away.


  • Phoenix will be priced double our usual price for put-ups of the same size. The additional cost will go toward helping us get back on our feet. Thank You!!
  • Customers are able to view an inspiration board, similar to our recent clubs. No pictures of the colorway itself will be reviled until you receive it in the mail.
  • Phoenix will be for sale for the entire time we spend cleaning up and getting the Studio back in working order.
  • It will be dyed and shipped only after we’ve caught up with our regular orders.
  • You select exactly what you want. No packages for you to choose from, order exactly the put ups and sizes that are your favorites.
  • Coordinates will be available for an extended time after we move back in, just in case.

This is going to be a very special colorway and will let you help us get back to doing what we love …making beautiful yarn for you!

Rising from the ashes of our studio this Fundraising colorway will have you soaring! It's colors are a secret until you receive your package. Take a peek at the inspiration board to see what sparked Meg's creative mind and ultimately inspired this Limited Edition Colorway.
Rising from the ashes of our studio this Fundraising colorway will have you soaring! It’s colors are a secret until you receive your package. Take a peek at the inspiration board to see what sparked Meg’s creative mind and ultimately inspired this Limited Edition Colorway.
Phoenix Inspiration Board
Phoenix Inspiration Board

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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