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Handmade for Arkansas Tornado Relief

rofit benefit Tornado Victims

Handspun Yarn by The Twisted Purl

Tornadoes ripped through Arkansas on April 27th, 2014.  Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighboring cities of Vilonia and Mayflower and all those dealing in the aftermath of this natural disaster.  Blessed my family was spared from the utter, unbelievable amount of destruction this powerful storm caused, this hit too close to home.  My heart is breaking for those affected.

Yesterday, I traveled to Little Rock from Conway, on Interstate 40.  At Mayflower, I drove directly through the devastated path the tornado left.  The massive scale of the scene was too much to take in and the amount of wreckage was unbelievable.  There were RV’s stacked and twisted together, concrete buildings only half standing, and a tremendous amount of indescribable loss.

After seeing everything first hand, I knew I had to help.  There are many ways people of Arkansas are banding together and I’m proud being part of this state.  (We are #ArkanSTRONG)   I’m just one person, one small handmade business, but I know that every bit helps.  The news reported a $10 donation to the American Red Cross can give two blankets to victims.

In the wake of the tornado, not only are people involved, but pets too.  Our local Humane Society has a number of lost, injured, or orphaned pets in need of care and shelter. They are hosting an Arkansas Tornado Pet Relief Effort.  They are raising more funds to help with the surplus of activity they are experiencing.

For the entire month of May, The Twisted Purl will give:

10% of all profits to the American Red Cross

10% of all profits to the Humane Society of Pulaski County

A portion of our gross profits from any purchase from The Twisted Purl Etsy shop,  website store, or from one of our shows this month will be donated to the above charities.

Etsy Make a DifferenceThere are a few other local handmade Etsy shops helping to raise funds for the Humane Society of Pulaski County  as well.  All have agreed to give at least 10% of their May gross profits!

Any purchase from the shops listed on this Facebook Page: Arkansas Strong: Etsy’s Tornado Pet Relief Effort Fundraiser will benefit the Humane Society.I’ll be adding the handspun yarn photographed above and more to my Etsy shop.  There are a few other handmade items, including our felted soaps, available.

By no means do I want to profit from this disaster, just want to help raise extra funds I would not otherwise be able to contribute.  Below are more resources for different ways you can help.

Additional ways to help:

The Made Thing has a couple posts:

AR Scene has put together this information:

Donate funds directly to the American Red Cross

Donate to the Humane Society of Pulaski County

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The Twisted Purl on KATV Daybreak October 5, 2012

Here is the video on KATV Daybreak on October 5, 2012. That’s me talking all about the different products we will have available during the Main Street Food Truck Festival in Downtown Little Rock on October 6th.   It was a blast being on television and talking about The Twisted Purl Products found on Etsy.
KATV – Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

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Clean up your act!!!

Available now: Christmas Coal Felted Soap in Bag

Christmas Coal Felted Soap in Bag Gift Stocking Stuffer Funny Soap
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Know someone who is on Santa’s Naughty List? Tell them to clean up their act this Christmas by giving them a bag of Coal Felted Soap.

Soap pieces are covered in Black Wool and Felted

Felted Soap is an exquisite gift. There is no need for a washcloth or a loofah, just take your new felted soap into the tub or shower and it gently exfoliates your skin. As you use, soap suds come right through and the wool will continue to felt (shrink) around the bar of soap until you are left with a little scrubby, perfect for use during cleaning.

CHRISTMAS COAL BAG CONTAINS:
*Three pieces of Coal Felted Soap (individually felted)
*Muslin Cotton Bag Hand Stenciled ‘COAL’
*Cute Santa Clean up Your Act Tag

Front Tag:

Santa says
‘Clean up Your Act’
xoxo

Back Tag:
Christmas Coal
Felted Soap
Use in Shower or Tub
It’s Good Clean Fun

Photographed is example of Bag, Tag, & Soap you will receive. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! ♥

We wholesale our Felted Soaps to stores Nationwide and would be happy to Wholesale this product as well, please send us a conversation if interested. Thank you!

You can buy this item in our Etsy Shop: Click here

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Felted Soap in Hot Pink, Purple +

Felted Soap

Use soap in your shower or bathtub.  No need for a loofah or washcloth.  During use, soap suds come right through wool.

Felted Soap exfoliates your skin, prolongs life of soap, and is good clean fun!

As you use the soap, the wool continues to felt.  Once soap is gone, you are left with a little scrubby, perfect for cleaning.

Best to allow soap to dry while not in use.

Commercial soap with hand painted wool felted to it’s surface.

To buy the soap pictured:     

 

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Felted Soap Pink Green Blue

Felted Soap

 

Use soap in your shower or bathtub.  No need for a loofah or washcloth.  During use, soap suds come right through wool.

Felted Soap exfoliates your skin, prolongs life of soap, and is good clean fun!

As you use the soap, the wool continues to felt.  Once soap is gone, you are left with a little scrubby, perfect for cleaning.

Best to allow soap to dry while not in use.

Commercial soap with hand painted wool felted to it’s surface.

To buy the soap pictured: