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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

 

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Learn to Loom Knit this Saturday

Learn to Loom Knit

Learn the art of Loom Knitting this Saturday from 12pm-2pm.  In the next class we are creating a hat. Check out more information on the class here.

The more pattern searching I do the more excited I get about loom knitting.  Did you know you can pretty much make all the same stitches on the loom as you can while knitting?  As an added benefit, the loom holds all your stitches and may even be easier on your hands.

When I first tried loom knitting, all I thought you could do was the e-wrap, but there’s an entire world of stitches out there.  Check out Isela Phelps page on stitches.  Really, keep on browsing her whole website, it rocks!

We have our own resident loom knitting expert here in Conway, Renita Harvey.  She teaches our classes and has published some great content.  Here’s a resource she wrote on how much yarn is needed for different projects.

There are a few more really fun patterns I want to share, but I’ll have to link them later.

How to attend Saturday’s Class:

Reserve your seat and even prepay for your loom right here!  Then show up a few minutes early on Saturday, to pick out your yarn.

To reserve your seat in the upcoming class click here $10

To prepay for your loom click here $28

You can pick out your yarn once you are in the shop. (cost of yarn is less than $15)

If you just want help with a current pattern or any other Loom Knitting 911 problem, go ahead and reserve your seat and Renita will be ready to help you get it all figured out.

Call or email with any questions and hope to see you there!