Lucky Locals: Projects We Love

Vintage MM
Vignette by Alex Tinsley in Vintage on Muse.
Knit by alextinsley


Projects We Love

Think Spring!

Just because the weather is threatening to turn to warm breezes and sweet smells doesn’t mean the knitting and crocheting season has come to a close! It is just time to adjust your thinking from warm and cozy to light and airy! Lighter bases, smaller projects and transitional layers are a great way to accessorize for a Michigan spring and the unpredictable weather it brings.

The sweet half pie shawlette seen in the above picture was both knit and designed by Ypsilanti native Alex Tinsley. She designed the pattern especially to show off the beauty of gradient yarns! This simple yet textured piece is just the right size for a spring layer and the Muse base keeps it light and drapey. Check out her blog dull roar to see her complete profile and to check out the many other patterns she has designed.

Firefly KL
The Evolving Stole above was knit by alysania. She modified this FREE PATTERN by Val Campion to remove a border which was intended to be knit on after completion of the stole and added on a bit of garter stitch instead. This is a great example of how we can all customize a pattern to use an evolution to its full potential. She used a medium cake of our light and airy Kabam in Firefly.

In the Showroom:

On Sale Now

In Like A Lion

Any qualifying in store purchase of $25.00 or more for the rest of the month enters you into the “In Like a Lion” Drawing.
The winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate good toward anything in the showroom! Cha-Ching!


Free Pattern

Buy a Muse Medium in any in stock colorway and get your spring knitting started with The Traveling Woman Shawl Pattern by Liz Abinante free!

Project picture by Jane309

Minstrel AS
ashleybah knit this cute little “Firefly” shawl using an Arial small evolution of Minstrel. If you are looking for something a bit smaller than the other projects already featured then this is the one for you. It works well as a quick layer for your spring walk or as a sholder dusting shawlette at the first garden party of the season.
Juicy TC
Socks are a necessary part of everyones atire. Why not walk in style with these Juicy Summer Socks by liveinthesun. Knit in Tasty they are light and breathable and incredibly durable for those long evening walks with the ones you love.

Showroom hours are Tuesdays from 10-6 and Saturdays from 12-5 with additional times by appointment.

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Come See Us:

On the Road

Spring Fiber Expo

April 8th – 9th
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Join us for a fiber fantasy at the Washtenaw Farm Council grounds in Ann Arbor Michigan.
$4 admission – one day
$6 admission – two days

Stitches Midwest
Shaumburg Convention Center

August 3-6, 2017
Join us in the Windy City for this region’s biggest show!
Vendors and Classes and Fiber – Oh My!

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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