Saturday, July 12, 2014

New Owner and New Yarn!

Twisted Yarns is under new ownership as of July 1st! New owner Janet Russell has been busy the last few months meeting with our yarn reps and ordering new stock for fall. We will be receiving new inventory each week during the rest of the summer and into fall, and we will post the new arrivals here each week.

This week we received our new superwash worsted Rowan's Pure Wool Worsted.
Each skein has 219 yards and knits to 5 stitches per inch on a US 7 (4.5mm) needle. The yarn is made in Romania and there are over 50 colors!

We also received Sweet Georgia's Silk Crush, a 50% superwash merino/50% silk plied fingering weight yarn.
Lovely and lightweight with a pretty sheen, Sweet Georgia is a new vendor for us. There is a nice palette of colors to choose from for your next shawl!

Also new in stock are bags from Atenti.

These cute bags come in a variety of patterns and sizes, from small project caddies to large overnight bags. Don't see the pattern you want in the size you need? We are happy to order it for you!

Stop by and say "hello" and check out our new arrivals. We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Newsletter and Class Calendar for June is up!

The newsletter and class calendar for the month of June is available for viewing at the links to the right. The class schedule is light this month so it's a great time to book a private lesson to learn that technique you've been wanting to master!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Saturday Closures during Crawfish Festival

We will be closed Saturday, April 26th and Saturday, May 3rd during the Old Town Spring Crawfish Festival. We apologize for the inconvenience to our Saturday shoppers but the traffic congestion and parking issues make it difficult to access the area. We will be open regular hours Tuesday through Friday, 10-5, and will be open again on Saturdays, beginning May 10th.

If there is something you need and can't get here during the week, we will be happy to cover any mailing fees through those 2 weekends, just call and let us know what you need!

Also, if you are a customer that comes to the shop from the North on I-45, we wanted to let you know our exit off the highway has moved!  It is right after the Tollway exit, just after the Hardy Tollway overpass. It isn't well marked, so we thought we'd alert you to the change!

Thanks for understanding, and our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

We are open today!

Yes! We are open this morning! It's icy and cold outside, but warm and cozy and colorful here with the yarn. Coffee pot is on...come on by!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

10th Anniversary Sale and Celebration!

Join us this Thursday through Saturday, February 13 to 15, as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary with a fun sale! It is so hard to believe it has been 10 years! Thanks to each and every one of you for sharing your love of all things "fibery" with us throughout the years. We have sure enjoyed getting to know you, and seeing your creativity soar as you learn new things.

A huge thank you to our staff as well, we couldn't do it without them - - - what an amazing group of women we have here, and we feel so blessed to be able to work with them every day.

For our big celebration, all regular priced yarn* will be 15% off and your reward points still apply! We will also have many yarns at 30% off! The first 10 customers through the door each day will receive a TY 10th Anniversary project bag! If you spend a minimum of $50 you will receive one of our Anniversary bags as well! 

On Friday, we will have a special free felting demonstration/class with artist Gika Rector from 11-1!  Come try your hand at this cool technique and see where your creative spirit leads you!

We will be open from 10 to 5 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. And what would a Twisted Yarns party be without some chocolate?!  We will have lots of yummy goodies to enjoy, and of course, some door prizes too!

Come on in and enjoy the fun!

*Dream Club, Zen YarnGarden Artist's Walk yarns, and special orders are not included in the discounts.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Shop open today, January 29

Twisted Yarns will be open today, Wednesday, January 29th. Our spring yarn orders are arriving. If you are ready for a little spring color to chase away the winter chill from this past week, come on by and see what is new!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Shop closed Tuesday, Jan 28

We will be closed Tuesday, January 28th due to predicted hazardous road conditions from the impending winter storm. Stay warm and stay safe! Enjoy your knitting and crocheting day!

Winter Storm Watch Jan 28 & 29

We are monitoring the winter storm watch in effect over the next two days. If local school districts close due to hazardous road conditions, the we also will be closed. If in doubt, please call the shop before venturing out or check back here for up to date information on our hours over the next two days. Thank you!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Spring Newsletter and Calendar available now!

Our spring newsletter and calendar are now available! Check out the links to the right to access them. The newsletter has the class descriptions and the calendar has the dates and times they are offered. There are several new classes you might enjoy!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Donations for Star of Hope Mission

We had such a wonderful response to our Charity Knit and Crochet drive for the Star of Hope Mission! Here are all of your donated items loaded up to be delivered to the mission. A big Thank You to all who contributed!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Dream in Color Dream Club is here!

Twisted Yarns is participating in this year’s Dream in Color Dream Club! The Dream Club is a monthly yarn club that features a single unique skein of Dream in Color yarn paired with a special pattern. The patterns are all single skein projects that will showcase that month’s yarn. The colorways and yarn bases are limited edition for that month so are one of a kind! The featured skein and patterns are all surprises to be revealed at the first of the month starting September and continuing on until February of 2014.

This month’s yarn is Smooshy with Cashmere and the pattern is Menagerie. We have a limited quantity of 20 club kits available at the shop, priced at $30.45, which includes the yarn and the pattern. Once this month’s kits are gone, they’re gone, and cannot be re-ordered! So call or come by soon to get your kit.

Sign up now to be notified when the subsequent club yarns come in. You will have a week to decide if you wish to purchase that month’s yarn.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Kelbourne Woolens Trunk Show

On display at the shop are garments from the book Kelbourne Woolens Volume 1 featuring yarns from The Fibre Company. The trunk show will be in the shop until September 20th, so stop on by to see the actual garments from the book and get inspired!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Newsletter and Calendar for June to September

The newsletter and calendar for the months of June to September are now available for viewing at the links to the right. There are some fun events this summer! We'll be having a Hidden Gems sale three weekends in June that feature yarns that TY employees love, but seem to stay hidden on the shelves. We also will be having a store-wide sale in July (formerly Beat the Heat).

Our spinning instructor, Lisa Rose, is ready to teach you how to spin this summer! She can teach both drop spindle and wheel methods, and you can rent one of our spinning wheels to gain confidence before investing in a wheel of your own. Just call the shop to set up a time for your spinning lesson.

Lisa also is offering a Felting Class for Kids in June and for adults, the chance to weave a handtowel on a larger loom in August. See the newsletter for complete details!

Fiber artist Gika Rector is offering her popular Nuno Felting class several times over the summer. This is a fun class to do with a group of friends!

Classes on the calendar taught by the TY staff include a Short Sleeve Summer Cardigan and Entrelac Scarf, and a new set of technique classes for different levels of knitters. The classes are focused on overcoming different fears knitters may have. For beginners, there is a Fix It class focused on reading the knitted stitches and repairing common beginner mistakes. For intermediate knitters, there is an Afterthought Pocket class in which a pocket will be added to an already knitted piece by snipping the yarn, unraveling it and picking up the live stitches. For more advanced knitters, there is a Cable Repair class involving dropping the stitches that form a cable, reversing the cable and knitting the stitches back up.

Our regular classes remain on the calendar including Beginning and Advanced Knitting, Beginning Crochet, Socks 101, Knit in the Round Hat, Rigid Heddle Weaving, and First Lace Shawl.

Remember that private lessons are always available for all knitting and crochet projects and techniques! And our Sit and Knit area is always available to you any time we are open.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New! Spinning Wheel lessons!

Look what arrived last week:
This is our new Louet shop wheel which is now available for spinning wheel lessons with Lisa Rose, our new spinning instructor.  If you've wanted to try spinning with a wheel, but don't have access to one or own one (yet!), this is your opportunity to give it a try.
Spinning wheel lessons are scheduled as private lessons with Lisa. Give the shop a call or email us to set up a time!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Two fun classes offered on April 12th!

We are offering two different and unique classes on Friday, April 12th.
In the morning, our spinning instructor, Lisa Rose, is offering a Fiber Preparation class from 10 am to 2 pm, with a half hour break for lunch (not included). If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of a sheep to shawl project, this would be a good introduction! In this class you will learn how to prepare wool fleece to get it ready for spinning and dyeing. You will prepare and scour the fleece, then use your clean wool to learn the different methods for fiber preparation: drum carder, hand cards, wool combs, and brush. You will also learn how to prepare a dye pot with onion skins and dye your wool and you will compare and contrast different types of fiber and sheep breeds.

The Fiber Prep class is $45, includes all supplies and handouts, and you will take home your dyed and prepared wool samples. You must register and pay for this class by Friday, April 5th , and because the instructor will be acquiring the fleece and supplies based on registration, there can be no refunds.

Join us the evening of April 12th from 6 pm to 9 pm for a Play Date with Color class. If you’ve struggled to choose colors that go well together for a project, you will enjoy this class. We will learn to combine colors using a unique color grid and then work with coloring sheets to create different color combinations. Then we’ll practice knitting colorwork swatches with supplied yarn.
The Play Date with Color class is $35, payable on registration, and includes the Color Grid, yarn for swatches, two colorwork patterns, and a light dinner. This would be a fun evening to spend with a knitting buddy!

Space is limited in both classes, so call today to sign up!