Monday, September 10, 2007

Blogger Time

I am the fiber artist behind The Twisted Purl. I hand dye and paint all types of fibers, including, but not limited to: wool, yarn (all weights), alpaca, kid mohair, silk, roving, silk scarves, and anything else that comes across my studio. This is my latest hand painted yarn. The fiber base is 25% Kid Mohair and 75% Leicester Longwool, handspun by a very talented artist, Marcia Hagwood, owner of Chasworth Pottery and Farm, in St. Albans, Vermont.

I recently had the opportunity to visit her farm and purchase some of her natural handspun yarn. I then hand painted it in shades of pinks and greys. I can't wait until it is a complete project. I am almost done, then I will post pics.

My studio is now located in my home, but I soon may be moving into an actual store front! There is some exciting works in progress to merge forces with my lovely local yarn shop owner, and create my studio in the back of her shop. Think of it, you would be able to have not only the glorious experience of visiting your beloved yarn shop, BUT the shop would also offer custom order colors and fibers, in a multitude of weights, done right there in front of your eyes.

I am also the mom of three boys, yup three! Ages 10, 5, and 3 and yes it is crazy busy with them. Boys, boys, boys! I swear, I need my crafts just to keep me sane. Really.

What's on the drying rack now (or soon to be)? More semi-solid colors, I am a bit obsessed with them at the moment. AND more extreme, bright, colorful yarn, you might need to wear shades just to knit with. That is totally at my LYSO request. She actually told me I would not be allowed to come back in until I had the yarn for her. Also, I am working on some more roving, which will honestly be in my Etsy shop before anything else will be.

Speaking of Etsy...have you checked it out yet? If not, what on EARTH are you waiting for??? It is the best site online for handmade crafts and tons of other goodies. Where is this site, you ask? go there, now! My shop is Really, check it out.

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