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Introduction to Loom Knitting: Basic Beanie

Introduction to Loom Knitting and new Loom Knitting 911

Want to learn to knit on a loom or need help with your loom knitting?  Join in the fun!

Intro to Loom Knitting pic

 

Our local loom knitting expert, Renita Harvey, will be teaching a Learn to Loom Knitt and Loom Knitting 911 class at the Twisted Purl in Conway, every 2nd Saturday, each month from 12pm-2pm.

In this class, you will learn how to loom knit with a current pattern using the KB Adjustable Hat Loom.

Techniques taught will be:

  • How to set up the hat loom
  • How to cast on using the Yarn Over (YO) Cast On
  • How to work in the round on a loom
  • How to work the Knit stitch
  • How to work the Purl stitch
  • How to bind off using the Gathered Bind Off method

Class is $10 plus supplies

No other loom can be substituted for this class.

Sign up at the shop anytime through The Twisted Purl.  Questions? Please contact us with Loom Knitting in the subject line.

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Crawfish, Beer, and Yarn oh my!

Brady with Crawfish

The family and I went to a crawfish boil yesterday at the lovely house of one of my husbands previous crew members.

The crawfish was tasty and the beer was oh so refreshing on a muggy day. 

Needing to BYOB, we stumbled upon an excellent liquor store in Sherwood. Thank you Siri.  107 Liquor rocks! Their staff is super friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We mentioned heading to a Crawfish Boil and they recommended a beer made in old crawfish boiling pots with the seasoning. Saison d’écrevisses. Perfect compliment to the feast.

Sunday was all about yarn. While catching up on missed tv shows I made five new handspun yarns.

Hope you had a lovely holiday weekend!

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Conway needs a Local Yarn Shop

Dearest yarnaholics, fiber fiends, spastic spinners, do I have some news for you!

Conway needs a local yarn shop. Yep yep! We have to travel way too far for the textile experience we all crave. Our two closest shops are lovely and spectacular, but often, you just want something in your neighborhood. A place to swing by during lunch or after work. A place to call yours.

Enough is enough. I’m throwing in my hat and starting it up. This is super scary and a huge leap of faith, but Conway NEEDS a yarn shop! I hope, pray, and beg you to join me. My hubby and son are breaking in the couch to make it a comfy crafting spot just for you. Over the next couple weeks we are carefully selecting new yarn and other nifty crafty things.

You can expect to find lots of handmade yarn, tons of spinning and felting fibers, unique yarn from companies all over, classes (knitting, crochet, felting, spinning….yes!!!), and more!

Darn Good Yarn at Twisted Purl's Yarn shop

We are meeting with yarn distributors to get in some cool stuff, but as you can imagine that takes a bit of time to accomplish.

Our shop will offer a unique experience where you can pick out all the fluff and stuff you want to go into your yarn:

TwistedPurl Fluff and Stuff

I’ll blend it together on a drum carder.

Twisted Purl carded battThen turn it into a handspun yarn while you wait (or you can always come back and pick it up).Twisted Purl Handspun Yarn

Eventually the shop will be fully stocked, but before then, our doors will open, and our little community can start. Hope you will join us! 1105 Deer St, #5 Conway Twisted Purl

Grand opening details coming soon!