Lacey Shawls

Summertime and the living is easy. That means we have a bit more time to spend in full concentration to get a pretty lace pattern just right. These breezy shawls will have you humming!

New Gradients!

Magic Hour
Magic Hour: Colors come alive during the magic hour, when the sun shines just so… Catch some rays and watch them glint off this vibrant orange gradient.
Yonder
Yonder: If you are heading out into the wild blue yonder be sure to take this intriguing gradient along! Wild Navy mellows over the trip to a soft supple cadet blue.

Twisted News!

#WeStandWithOrlando

Our hearts and thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims, as well as all the members of the LGBTQ community and their allies. We would like to extend a loving hand to aid in this horrific tragedy. 50% of all sales of Roy G Biv will be donated to Somos Orlando (which translates to “We are Orlando”) through the end of July. Somos Orlando offers bilingual long-term services available to those who have been impacted by the Orlando mass-shooting. It’s goal is to “help victims and families find legal, medical and mental health resources in their own language”. Visit the #SomosOrlando website for more info.

Yarn Tasting Event

Join us on Saturday, July 9th on the lower level of Kean’s Store in historic downtown Mason, MI.  We are hosting two exciting workshops.  They are the perfect opportunity to see and feel each and every gorgeous yarn base we have to offer and learn how to make the most of every skein and cake.  The event consists of two sessions, see below for all the particulars. Purchase a ticket for your preferred session, or attend both at a discounted price.  Tickets will be limited to 40 per session. Spend time between or after sessions shopping at Twisted or around the square, have lunch at Mason’s favorite spots, or walk around our iconic Town Square. Please let us know ahead of time if there are specific colorways you are looking for, and we will try to accommodate.

We ask that all participants bring their own needles: sizes 4, 6 and 8

Session I: An Introduction to Twisted Fiber Art Yarns
10:30pm – 12:00pm  $35.00

Participants are invited to join us for coffee, doughnuts, and fruit as we delve into each of our delicious yarns.  This introductory workshop showcases the unique nature of our yarns and colorways.  The Twisted Team will give you the scoop on each yarn, offer project suggestions, and answer questions (as long as they aren’t about our secret process).

Session II: Best Practices for Self – Patterning Yarns
2:00pm – 4:00pm  $45.00

Participants are invited to join us for wine and appetizers as we dig in for a more advanced workshop. Meg and Anne will share their insights and ideas from over 20 years of combined experience working with and designing our unique self-patterning yarns.  Learn to choose the best patterns for your yarn, combine two colorways, and pick stitch patterns to show off your work!  Check out knitterlyanne on instagram for a preview of her specialty: Brioche!

Each workshop guest will receive many perks…

  • A 10% discount on all yarns purchased in person on the day of the event!
  • A custom project bag created by Twisted’s own Fawn West containing special gifts, coupons for local area businesses, and a treat from Kean’s.
  • Access to our Exclusive 2016 Event only colorway
  • Chances to win some pretty groovy Door Prizes. 

Please be aware there are stairs to the event space.

Corrections

There are a few date corrections to report.

  • The Yarn tasting event for July has moved from the 16th to the 9th.
  • We will NOT be attending the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI this year.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

In Rotation this Month

Available starting June 17, 2016

Out of Rotation this Month

Available until July 1, 2016

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!

Yarn Tasting

Saturday, July 9 2016

Keans Store Company
406 S. Jefferson St.
Mason, MI

Join us on Saturday, July 9th on the lower level of Kean’s Store Company in historic downtown Mason, MI for a day of luxurious yarn tasting with the Twisted Fiber Art team and our unique hand-dyed yarns. Our two intimate workshops are the perfect opportunity to see and feel every gorgeous yarn we offer.  Be among the first to purchase our EXCLUSIVE 2016 colorway available only at live events.  All workshop participants will receive a 10% discount on all yarns purchased in person on the day of the event and a pretty sweet swag bag.

The “Pop Up Shop” will also be open to the general public from 10am – 6pm the day of the event.

Wine & Wool

Saturday, July 30th 2016

On the grounds of the Sandhill Crane Vineyards
in Jackson, MI

 

Stitches-MidwestStitches Midwest

August 4th – 7th 2016
Previews – Thursday the 4th
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Renaissance Schaumburg
Convention Center
Shaumburg, IL

Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival

September 24th – 26th
Previews Friday
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Ogemaw County Fairgrounds
West Branch, MI

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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