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Chose Your Own Yarn for Unique Hand Weaved Scarf

The Twisted Purl’s Hand Weaved Scarves have always been a favorite at our shows and in our shop.  A unique creation from handspun yarn this one of a kind scarf is sure to turn heads and get many compliments.  After many requests, the option is now available to you to chose your own.

I pick YOU!
You can now chose your own yarn from any we have listed and have it turned into a one of a kind hand weaved scarf.
How does it work?  It’s easy!
Pick one of the listed yarn from either our Handspun for You shop section or our Painted Yarn for You section.
Purchase the “You Chose Your Own Hand Weaved Scarf” listing in our Hand Weaved For You shop section.  In the comment of the purchase, please name the yarn you want used for your scarf.

That’s it!  Within a week of your purchase your new scarf will be on it’s way.  ♥

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8 Reasons to Buy Handmade This Year!

I saw this today in the Etsy Forum from CozyCat. This is her blog and this is her Etsy Store. Be sure to check her out and buy handmade this season!

8 Reasons You Should Buy Handmade Products over Commercial Products

1. Handmade products are unique. Do you really want the same scarf, mug, earrings, necklace or other item that 20,000 other people have? Of course not! Handmade items are always unique, even if they are the same type of product because they are not made by machines they are crafted by human beings so each piece will have its’ own unique characteristics.

2. Handmade items have personality. Life is not about being blah. Life is about expressing yourself and to do that your things need to have as much personality as you do. If you are happy with buying mass produced items that have no personality off a shelf at Wal Mart think about what that says about you. Don’t you want to express some personality?

3. Handmade items are special. When you get a gift don’t you feel a little bit more loved when someone gives you a handmade gift? Everyone loves getting handmade gifts or wearing something that was made just for them.

4. Handmade items last longer. Because they are made from high quality materials and handcrafted by trained artists items that are handmade last longer than low quality imported mass produced items.

5. Handmade goods are high quality. If you are a person who values the quality of an item more than the price then you already know that handmade items are far superior to mass produced items. While a mass produced item may be cheaper initially is it really cheaper when the item needs to be replaced a month later? When quality matters, go handmade!

6. Handmade items are not made by children in sweatshops in Third World countries making 10 cents a day. Experienced and trained craftspeople make each handmade item. So while you might pay a few dollars more for a handmade item it’s because you are paying for quality, experience, talent, and craftsmanship. Isn’t that worth paying for?

7. When you buy handmade you are supporting traditional arts and crafts techniques that have passed down through generations. In today’s high tech world the old arts and crafts traditions are being replaced by mass production but when you buy handmade you are saying that you prefer your items to be high quality pieces of art instead of mass produced trinkets.

8. When you buy handmade you are supporting local and small businesses. By paying artists and craftspeople for their goods you are supporting them and all the businesses that they do business with. If you are a person who believes in supporting your community economically then buying from local artists is a great way to support your community and make sure that your money goes to support local businesses.

Keep these things in mind the next time you see a scarf, a bracelet, some great handmade soap or other item and think,” I could get that for half price at Wal Mart.”!Buying handmade also means that you can spend the same amount you were planning on spending, or less, and you can get unique gifts for everyone on your list. Please, shop handmade this holiday season!