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Indie Fiber Artist Launches Campaign to make Mobile Yarn Studio Reality

Camper

Please help make this crazy yarn lady’s dream come true!
My name is Cyndi and I’m a yarnaholic. I’ve been on a mission to fill the world with fun textures and yummy yarn goodness since the start of The Twisted Purl in 2007. It’s time to take the Purl Portable.

We’ve accomplished a few amazing feats together including beating out some of the largest brands in our state and securing the handmade win in the Battle of the Brands competition.

Through my Facebook Page, Instagram, and website I share the entire handmade yarn process. Through photographs you see how the yarn is made from fluff to string. You take part in the yarn’s handmade journey by turning it into something beautiful to be shared for generations to come.

THE DREAM:
This Fundraiser will enable our Handmade Journey to come directly to you by securing the funds needed to purchase and custom a vintage camper trailer like the 1973 Boler. My dream is to open the doors of our mobile yarn shop and you can come on in to see the yarn, feel the textures, and help to create a special handspun yarn for each and every show we do. Seriously now, how cool would it be to have a mobile yarn shop that can come to your town for you to experience?

The Portable Purl will travel to shows nationwide bringing handmade yarn and fiber creations directly to you. Also, with the help of fantastic local yarn shops, I’d love to set up in their parking lots to have the ultimate handmade yarn trunk show.

Inside the Portable Purl there will be a dedicated area where you can experience the entire handmade process from fluff to string. You will have the option to pick out your very own fluffy fibers and watch as it is turned into yarn through my spinning wheel and leave the shop with your personally created handmade yarn.

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My ultimate dream is to purchase THIS ACTUAL TRAILER in the photograph, but there are a few variables that are beyond our control. Once I have the funds to make the offer we hope it will be accepted. BUT if it is not, there are a wide variety of optional vintage campers available in my budgeted price range. The money raised will all go directly into the Portable Purl and make this dream a reality.

The entire process of purchasing and customizing the inside of the shop will be shared through our website and on Facebook.

YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Handmade is a story that must be told and this mobile trailer will help tell that story while creating new chapters at every stop we make. With your generous donation you become a part of our handmade story too. Your name will be entwined in a commemorative piece that will proudly be displayed inside the mobile shop for all to see.

GOODIES FOR YOU:
By donating you get mad props, hugs, eternal gratitude, and the awesome knowledge YOU have helped make this portable handmade yarnmobile come true. Each donation gets you a social media shout out and your name will become a part of our history. The more you donate, you will be rewarded with some of the most popular handmade fiber creations we have, like our Felted Soaps and Wool Felted Dryer Balls and of course yarn. At the $100 level you will get a specially made yarn created to match our new mobile shop.

If you want 100% assurance the new Portable Purl will come to your hometown, donate at the Yarnusmaximus Level. I’ll come to your town, do a mobile yarn show anywhere in the US you like! Let you pick out all the fibers for your very own basket of fluff and turn it into yarn while you chill out on the couch in the new mobile shop. *Continental US only, it’d be pretty hard to get this thing overseas….at first 😉

If you are a Local Yarn Shop making a donation, please let me know where you are so we can put you on our future Trunk Show Yarn Shop Tour. I can’t wait to meet you!!!

I dream big dreams. I reach for the impossible. This is yet another impossible that CAN BE reached, but not without your help! Let’s make this a reality so I can share the passion and love of fiber arts nationwide.

To learn more about this campaign and make a small donation please go to: http://GoFundMe.com/TheTwistedPurl


Press Release is available here

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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.
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Oh Vermont…Such Amazing Beauty!

Our Big Show this summer was in the beautiful country setting of Vermont.  The Twisted Purl was honored to be among the talented Artists and Crafters at the Shelburne Museum Arts & Crafts Festival.  We saw some absolutely amazing sights while in Vermont.

The above picture is my absolute favorite.  We went out to Grand Isle to visit & meet some crafty friends and saw this on the way home.  This picture was taken through the car window in between two cars flying past.

We drove in from Arkansas, just me and my youngest two boys.  By the time we saw this sign, the boys and I ran out of the car and took pictures (all while jumping up and down).  I’m sure we were quite the sight to see.  It was so good to be back in Vermont!

My family lives in a farm house that was built in 1786.  Talk about old!  It is gorgeous.  The property is surrounded by a dairy farm, so the cows came and visited us everyday.

The cows weren’t the only fun animals we saw.  We also visited a gorgeous Alpaca Farm in Brandon.  The Maple View Alpaca Farm & Vermont Fiber Mill.  They had an open house and it was amazing to see the BIG machines that do what I do with all my little equipment.

The Art Show was a blast and I really do have a ton more to share but I have to get to work on filling your orders.  Will post more tomorrow!

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Conway Art Walk Video

Below is a video made by Eric White from The Log Cabin.  It’s of all the vendors setting up and selling during the 2nd Conway Art Walk on April 13, 2012.  Keep an eye out for one of my sheep Pompoms!  Love it!!!

The next Conway Art Walk is May 11, 2012.  I’m going to be yarn bombing a bike during the event, so stop by and check it out!

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Knit & Crochet Show in Minneapolis Coupon

Since I have customer’s nationwide and unable to hand these out, figured it’d be best to just share it online.  If you are in the area and are going to the show, print out the above coupon to save on admission.

Simply click on above coupon, it will take it to it’s own individual page and then print that page.

I hope to see you!  We will be at booth 307.  I’ll be the one with yarn in my hair and pieces of fiber stuck all over my clothes.  😉