Our Evolutions and Self Striping yarns are really quite versatile. In this issue, we highlight projects that creatively incorporate multiple skeins in interesting ways. The featured project, knit by knittingfiona, was created by using two Tasty Jumbo Skeins in different colorways to create a beautiful scarf/stole. The long color changes of a Jumbo self striping skein beautifully highlight the soft transitions in wide eye catching stripes. The chevron pattern in the Zickzack scarf is a creative way to show off the colorways she chose. Beautifull!
knittingfiona is a life long knitting addict. Her instagram @knittingfiona is a fiber frenzy of some of the most beautiful knitting photography I have seen! Take a peek at her projects on Ravelry as well… you won’t be sorry.
New This Month:
We are pleased to announce that we are adding two new colorways to the roster. Please welcome Cold Snap and Riverbend to the Twisted Family! The colorways themselves are quite unique. They are already a big hit here in the studio.
New Uniques! Raven anyone…
Aggie is working hard to get all of the next batch of Uniques up on the site. And (duh duhduh daaa) the full year moratorium on the 2015 Clubs (including Raven) has been lifted so we can release that batch of left overs as well! Available as early as next week. Woohoo!!!
Stitches West Recap
Thank you for the warm (in spirit not in climate) welcome from our West Coast Twisties! Although the weather was not what we were expecting, the friendly reception more than made up for the rain and chill! The breakout star of this show was definitely our show exclusive colorway Pleaides. We sold out of every put up we brought and took a few in-person orders as well! If you haven’t had a chance to see this stunning beauty in real life, check out the model we knit up for our booth below. The pattern Taaffe Place by Jessica K. Larson was made using a Tasty Large.
Twisted Fiber Art:
In the News
We were approached recently by one of the editors at the Detroit News and Free Press to be featured in their “Handmade” column written by Jocelyn Brown. After a number of interviews we have a finished product! Here is the link to the column check it out and don’t forget to spread the love!
Patterns and Projects:
More to Explore
Starting today, March 10, 2017
Crocus, Newton, Rendezvous, Windsong
Starting Friday, March 24, 2017
Big Bad Wolf, Cocoa, Eclipse, Haunting, Kismet, Mirage, Pinot Noir, Riptide
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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