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!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Feb to May Newsletter and Class Calendar

The Twisted Yarns newsletter and class calendar are up and ready to view from the website homepage or through the links to the right. There are some new classes on the schedule including a new beginner hat class, crochet ripple scarf project, a knitted striped scarf, a basics of intarsia class, and a baby cardigan class. There are two knit alongs on the schedule; the Wrap Me Up Shawl and the Elfe Sweater. We also have some fun special events coming up, so check out the newsletter to see what's happening at Twisted Yarns!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A few new things!

We've put a few new yarns on the shelf this week!
If you want to knit socks with yarn that doesn't have any wool, try the new Diversity memory yarn from Plymouth Yarns. Each skein has 420 yards of acrylic and elastic polyester yarn that knits to 8 stitches per inch on US size 2 needles. We have 7 self striping colorways!
We have a new but limited supply of Mulberry Silk yarn. The yarns are dyed and packaged by Sweaterknits from Canada. The Silk Jewel Beaded Mulberry has 225 yards per 3.5 oz and is a light worsted weight. The Silky Mulberry has 300 yards per 3.5 oz and is a DK weight.
And just arrived is Malabrigo Book 4!
And we are sad to hear that Schaefer Yarns is closing at the end of the year. We have a limited supply of Schaefer's Anne, Heather, and Nancy yarns in stock. If you are a Schaefer Yarn fan, come by and stock up before it is gone forever!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Gumball Sale Nov 29-Dec 1

It's time for our Annual Gumball Sale! If you've never joined us for this sale, here's how it works:

You bring your selection of regular priced merchandise to the counter, put a penny in the gumball machine, the color of your gumball determines your discount!

Red, Pink or Orange = 10% off

Blue or Purple = 20% off

Green = 30% off

Yellow = 50% off

White = $50 Gift Certificate!

Sale discount is for regular priced, in-stock merchandise only. Does not apply to merchandise already marked down, or to special orders (even if they are in stock). The discount is good on regular priced yarn, books, needles, accessories, bags, etc. You will also be earning points toward our rewards program!

The sale runs Thursday through Saturday, November 29, 30 and December 1. We'll be open late Thursday, 10-7, and open Friday and Saturday 10-5.

An update from our Charity Knitting event.....we are donating $130. to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy assistance. Also please bring in your knitted/crocheted items for Star of Hope mission right here in Houston. Deliver those to us by December 1st so we can get them down to Star of Hope! Thanks to all of you for participating in helping out our neighbors, near and far.

Don't forget to let friends and family know what you REALLY want for Christmas.....a Twisted Yarns Gift Certificate!

We look forward to seeing you this weekend. We'll have a few door prizes you can sign up for as well. Don't miss out on the fun!