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Fourth Night Art Walk

We’re excited to be a part of the Downtown Partnership Art Walk. Join us April 22nd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Simon Park. This is a great way for you to help support the Arts in Conway, Arkansas. This event will be happening the 4th Friday of April, May, June, September, October, and November.

Check out what’s on the line up for April 22, 2016

Simon Park will be hoping!  There’s live music and live art.  Artists in the park includes: Jeanetta Darley, Debbie Ayres, Cyndi Minister, Natural State Glass Gallery, Jessica Jones, Jeremy Etta, and Work Force Creations. Live music will be performed by the Conway Symphony Orchestra on Kris Allen Stage.   

Several of the downtown Merchants will extend their hours.

Participating Front Street Merchants:

E. Leighs, Mike’s Place, Beach Shack, Arkansas Arts Beautification Society Gallery, Kings Live Music, Blue Sail Coffee, and Art Experience.

Participating Oak Street Merchants:

Grand on Oak, Jenifer’s Antiques, share.the.love.KidsClub+Zeteo Coffee, Tickled Pink, Rocket Fizz, Bell & Sword, Carmen’s Art & Antiques, The Gallery at EM, The Flirty Chick, and Branch Out.

Participating Van Ronkle Street Merchants:

Stitcher’s Garden and The Lantern Theatre.

Take your receipts from downtown merchants visited during the Art Walk to Taziki’s and get a 10% Discount. 

Hope you can join us for a fun night out and help support the Arts in Conway.

The Facebook Page for this event can be found here.

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Lace Knit Face Cloth Class

Thursday April 21, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00

Join us to learn how to make this face cloth using knitting skills.
Hempathy Face Cloth

The class cost is $15 and includes the yarn needed to complete the project plus instruction. Click here to reserve your spot.Hempathy Yarn ColorsAbove are all the gorgeous color options available.

What do you need to know before the class?

You should know the basics of knitting. How to cast on, knit, purl, and how to cast off.  Other simple knitting skills will be used in pattern, but instruction will be given in needed.

What to bring?

Bring a pair of size 5 knitting needles or a size close.  Straight or circular needles are both acceptable, whatever you are more comfortable.

What’s included in the class?

Yarn needed in your choice of color and instruction.

Space is limited, CLICK HERE to reserve your space.

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Felting the day away

Today was a record breaking felting day! With the help of my fantastic team, we managed to get  641 soaps hand wrapped, felted, and out to dry. Here’s a few sights of the soap drying.
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Here’s a picture of the drying rack, custom made by my step dad.  When it’s full, it makes me think of baking cookies.
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I always love seeing this many drying.  Means we had a good, crazy, busy day!  We wholesale our Felted Soaps worldwide.  Tomorrow, we will have a full day of labeling.
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Getting ready for the Spring Maraket in Memphis.  Hope to see you there.

 

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From Fluff to String Handspun Yarn Progression

The handspun yarn creation is always fun to see from the beginning to the end. Been quite a long time since I have shared a “From Fluff to String” post so here goes!

This is the basket of fluff.  It is full of locks and upcycled yarn (for texture), angelina (for sparkle), BFL, Milk Fiber (for shine), and a touch of alpaca.Basket of Fluff March 2016

Next up, all the above fluff goes through a Drum Carder.  The carder takes all the fiber and blends it together into a fun and manageable batt.  Here’s the picture of the batt:Carded Batt March 2016

Lastly, I get to spinning.  The above carded batt gets drafted and spun, twisted and turned through my spinning wheel.  Here is the finished handspun yarn:Handspun Yarn March 2016

It’s exactly 100 yards and is available in our local yarn shop now, and will be online soon (if it doesn’t get claimed first!).  If you are interested in it, please send me a message on Facebook or here.

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring weather!

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New Yarn plus Sale

Queensland Collection Uluru

It’s been a long time coming.  We opened the brick and mortar shop almost a year ago and my goal from day one was to get all the yarn in the shop online.  It’s finally happening.

Several brands are available now and it will all be online before the end of the month.

In shop news, we’ve been having a ton of fun with classes.
Felted Bowl Class at The Twisted Purl

This month’s schedule is going to be a blast! We are learning how to knit socks on a loom.  There will also be a Learn to Knit and Crochet Class.  Plus a fun with Felting class.

Loom Knitting Sock Class

Here’s our upcoming schedule:

3/10/16 THURSDAY 6pm-8pm Learn to Knit
3/12/16 SATURDAY 12pm-2pm Learn to Loom Knit SOCKS!
3/17/16 THURSDAY 6pm-8pm St Patrick’s Day Fun SIP & STITCH (bring a shareable snack and wear your green)
3/18/16 FRIDAY 4pm-6pm Fun with Felting Friday (class specifics to be announced soon)
3/19/16 SATURDAY 10am-12pm Learn to Crochet
OUR STORE WILL BE CLOSED (sorry!) March 24-26 and for the Spring Market in Memphis March 31- April 2

Lastly, we are having a store wide sale, both for the website and for our retail shop. Take 25% off all yarn purchases now until the end of March.

 Here’s the offer on our Facebook Page:
Sale Time Coupon

Take 25% off yarn purchases now through the end of March

Posted by The Twisted Purl on Saturday, March 5, 2016