It’s crocket’s turn to take center stage! These projects prove that Twisted Fiber Art is bilingual.
We have moved…
Twisted Fiber Art has found a new home! A cute little cottage in Mason, Michigan with room for our whole production set up and even a tiny but charming space for a new showroom. We are so excited to throw open our doors to the public once again. We don’t have a date set yet but as soon as we do we will let you know.
On the road…
We have a few shows coming up so you can get your in person fix at our booth!
We will be in Jackson, Michigan at the end of the month for Wine and Wool. It is one of our favorite events of the year. Join us and enjoy a glass of wine while you shop!
We are heading on a road trip to Shaumburgh, Illinois outside of Chicago for Stitches Midwest. This show is ginormous so bring your walking shoes and we will see you there.
In Rotation this Month
Available starting July 18, 2016
Out of Rotation this Month
Available until August 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and give us a heads up!
Wine & Wool
Saturday, July 30th 2016
10am to 5pm
On the grounds of the Sandhill Crane Vineyards
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.
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