Monday, October 5, 2015

Drop Spindle & Nuno Felting Classes

This month, we two popular classes have returned to the lineup! Please call us early in the week (beginning Tuesday at 10:00 am) if you'd like to take either -- or both -- of these classes:

Spinning on a Drop Spindle (Beginner)
Saturday, October 10, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Want to learn to spin your own yarns? Join us to study the properties of wool, the hand spindle, and techniques to spin your own. Bring your own spindle, or purchase one from the shop.
Wool will be provided. 

Fee: $25 - Independent Instructor -- class fee must be paid at time of class sign up

Nuno Felting (Absolute Beginner)
Fun to take with a friend!
Friday, October 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join fiber artist Gika Rector for this introduction to the magical process of making nuno felt. It is an amazingly light fabric made by felting a bit of wool into a loosely woven natural fiber fabric. Perfect for our southern climate, nuno felt has exciting possibilities for creating custom fabrics. The underlying woven fabric adds strength and drape while the wool/felt adds texture, color and endless design possibilities. In this class, you can choose to either create a nuno-felted scarf or a square design that you can use as a pillow cover. 

Fee: $35 plus a materials fee paid to the instructor of $10.
Materials: Bring a towel. Level: Beginner – no knitting involved!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Beginning Fair Isle Headband Class

Our Beginning Fair Isle Headband Class is September 15, 2015 (Tuesday) from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The class is $25. If you are an intermediate knitter with experience working with circular needles and knitting in the round, that's all you need to take the class! 

Materials: 2 skeins Cascade superwash sport in two contrasting colors or 1 skein of Cascade superwash sport + 1 skein of Adriafil Knit Col (to create the effect seen below -- the Knit Col helps create the plaid pattern). 

Please check the Class Descriptions link in the sidebar to see the homework required for the class. You will likely have enough yarn left over to knit at least one more headband, if not two. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

September 2015 Calendar and Highlights

We have so many exciting things going on in September. Here's the calendar for the month, but it doesn't tell the whole story -- we will be adding events and knit-alongs throughout September and October, so please follow our Facebook and the blog. We've had a lot of groups interested in working on specific patterns, skills, and techniques. If you've been here during the week, you've noticed how busy the community knitting table is!

September 2015 Calendar
Class Descriptions - September 2015

If you're enrolled in the 2015-16 Dream Club (Dream in Color's annual custom colorway+pattern club), your first club shipment is here!

For the next two weeks we will have a Shibui Trunk show that includes PebbleCimaLinen, and new-to-us Silk Cloud. Two of the scarf patterns are free with yarn purchase: Multigrain & Strata

Please stop by for inspiration and ideas for how to use the yarn you already have in your stash. We're here before and after the sale and love to see what you're working on. Join us to sit and knit any time we're open, or just pop in and say hello!

See you soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Cotton Spinning Kit

NEW at the shop - Cotton Spinning Kit, with everything you need to get started on your own (including the tahkli spindle and support bowl). If would prefer to take a class, we've scheduled one for Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Call the shop if you have any questions or would like to reserve your spot in the class. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 2015 Classes + Anniversary Sale

Join us for our Anniversary Sale from Thursday, July 9, 2015 - Saturday, July 11, 2015! We will have door prize drawings and generous discounts throughout the shop, along with custom hand-dyed yarn in exclusive colorways just for this event. You won't want to miss this!

Linked above are the classes we've scheduled for July. Be sure and view the class descriptions for additional classes that you can take, even if it's not one that's listed on the current calendar. We offer them to anyone who might be interested in a one-on-one class or lesson (or sign up to take the class with a friend).

Escape the heat and sit and knit with us this summer!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Holiday Hours - Independence Day 2015

Twisted Yarns will be open this week, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 through Friday, July 3, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

We are closed on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in observance of Independence Day (but watch this space in the event we decide to be open in the early afternoon). 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Shop Favorite for Summer: Euroflax Linen Sportweight + FREE Pattern

We have ALL the colors of our favorite 100% linen yarn in stock. Scroll below for the video that accompanies the pattern for the ATX Linen Tote by Staci Perry of If you purchase 2 skeins of Euroflax Linen (sportweight) at Twisted Yarns, the pattern is FREE! We would love to help you choose colors.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Flash Sale - SOCK yarn!

Are you participating in #operationsockdrawer? Do you love knitting socks? Today only: 20% off the following sock yarns:...
Posted by Twisted Yarns on Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

June Calendar & Class Descriptions

Here are current links for the June Class Calendar and Class Descriptions:

June 2015 Calendar


June 2015 Class Descriptions (including Off the Menu classes)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Summer Scarf Inspiration

What a great scarf for summer in Texas. Here's a Churchmouse Yarns & Teas pattern that only requires 2 skeins of Shibui...

Posted by Twisted Yarns on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Class calendar for June available

The class calendar for June is available for viewing at the links to the right! The class descriptions link lists not only the classes we have on the calendar, but also our Off the Menu selection. These are the classes that we teach which are available any time as a private lesson. Information about difficulty level, materials, fee, number of sessions, and homework is listed with each class description.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Class Calendar now available!

The class calendar and class descriptions for April are now available on our website and at the links at the right. We have a new class for beginners who want to learn how to use double pointed needles. In the two session class you will make a fingerless mitt and become comfortable using multiple needles!
We also are offering Nuno Felting and Intarsia Knitting this month. Please call the shop to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Cypress construction

The stretch of Spring Cypress between I-45 and Lexington that heads to the shop and Old Town Spring is under construction. To avoid the backed up traffic, try taking Louetta Road east to Lexington. Turn left onto Lexington to Spring Cypress and turn right. The shop will be on your left, next to the Shipley Donuts and across the street from the Valero gas station. If you have any questions about taking alternate routes to get here, please call the shop!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 2015 Class & Event Calendar

In addition to the items listed on the March calendar, we will be sending out special event notices via the newsletter -- so please check for our newsletter when it hits your mailbox!

March 2015 Calendar (pdf)
Class Descriptions & Details (pdf)

We are so excited about the Spring & Summer 2015 yarns and patterns arriving daily -- we'd love for you to see all the goodies, but if you can't make it to the shop, please check the Twisted Yarns Facebook page for frequent photos of new yarns and projects. See you soon!

Meanwhile, here's a peek at the shawl from Lisa Greenburg's Boo Knits Lace Shawl Knit Along that took place last month:

Monday, February 16, 2015

New Mille Colori Baby Colors

We've restocked the Mille Colori Baby yarn for the ZickZack scarves we're knitting and added some additional colors for you to play with:

Color #18

Color #53

Color #55

Color #57

We're still waiting on a few back-ordered colors, but I'm pleased to say that as of today, we have plenty of Color #52 and Color #62 for Michelle's version pictured below:

For our upcoming classes, please check the blog's sidebar for what's on the calendar for February 2015! Hope to see you all soon!