TWISTED NEWS

Change is an evolutionary process. Like all dynamic entities, we are a “work in progress”. Thank you for being a part of our metamorphosis.


Twisted News:

What’s New?

Brace Yourselves… CLUB IS COMING TO AN END!
Club sign up has ended! Now the excitement and anticipation begins. We have already begun working on your orders. The dye is flying! We have so many unique surprises in store for you this time around it will seriously blow your mind!

Visit the CLUB IS COMING thread in our Ravelry group to share in the excitement and anticipation

Photo Contest Winners… #LetThemKnitCakes
This month we had so many entries we decided to draw two names!
The winners of this months photo contest are … Alitji and Casarge!
They will both receive a $40 Gift Certificate to Twisted (That’s a whole Small Evolution or about half a Large!) and a “stamp” that can be upload to her project page in recognition.

Don’t forget this is a monthly contest so get your entries in for next month. You could be our next winner!


New Website coming soon!
Our website is getting an upgrade. You will be able to shop the same way while enjoying a crisp new look. All account info and reward points will stay the same but navigating the site from any device or browser will be easy and appealing. We love the new look and hope you will too. As with all change we anticipate a few bumps in the road, but we will do our best to make a smooth transition. We can’t wait for you see our FO!


New this Month:

New Colorways

Decadent: The lazy days of summer have it made in the shade with this hazy, decadent colorway. Greens and blues flow gently to purples and oranges. This reboot from the Spring 2015 club was reformulated to work with our current dyes. It has changed enough for us give it a new name. Welcome back Decay.

Orchid: Delicate and subtle pinky purple evolves organically to rich saturated color. Let your eyes breathe in this lovely colorway.

Inspiration:

Projects We Love

We all have a WIP lying around. Here is one from silky that will become a Kelpie by Jared Flood. She is using one of Meg’s favorite knitting techniques to accomplish this pattern. Instead of beginning with the evolution and adding on a bit more at the end to avoid the yarn chicken game, she is starting with the semi solid and adding the small evolution on at the end as the bit of interest. This a great technique that yields a very interesting result. I can’t wait to see how it turns out! Keep us updated silky!
This WIP photo illustrates one of the most unique aspects of using Twisted, the blending process. We take such time and care with your yarn to be sure that every transition is a gradual one. Thank you mikal4u2 for picking up your yarn again to knit this beautiful Whippoorwill
Entering into our next chapter as a company wouldn’t be complete without a nod to the people who got us here in the first place! The Phoenix colorway was released as a special fundraiser after our business was nearly destroyed by a fire a few years ago. This limited edition Phoenix project by shepzep as thing but looks as though it was destined to become another. Hey shepzep! What did your phoenix become!?

Starting today, July 15, 2017

What’s In?

Eclipse, Mint Chip, Mirage, Nomad, Pesto, Poppet, Rackhouse, Salsa


Starting Friday, July 28, 2017

What’s Out?

Blaze, Cherish, Circle, Cold Snap, Little Boy Blue, Passion, Warlock, Windsong


Come See Us:

On the Road

Wine and Wool
Sandhill Crane Vineyards

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Join us for some Fiber Fun in the Sun!
Enjoy delicious food from the cafe and shop the vendors while you sip local wine.
Free Admission
Wine tasting $5 per person

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!

Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool

“The Friendliest Little Fiber Festival Around”

Ogemaw County Fairgrounds

September 30 and October 1, 2017
Fiber, Food, Vendors, Classes, and more!

Stitches SoCal
Pasadena Convention Center

November 1-4, 2017
We will be there with bells on in sunny Southern California! Yay!

Vogue Knitting Live

Twisted takes Manhattan!
January 12-14, 2018
A one of a kind, experimental knitting event in the Heart of Times Square. Shop the marketplace, watch non-stop designer fashion shows and browse the knitted art gallery!

Stitches West
Santa Clara Convention Center

February 22-25, 2018
This is one of the biggest events in the nation and we are honored to be taking part in it for our second straight year! We can’t wait to see our west coast Twisties!

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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