Blue Beards and Bright Yarns
I never know what to expect when coming to the Twisted Ewe. Since I normally write these emails remotely, it's sometimes fun to head into the shop, help out with our Live Videos, and see what Chadwick has gotten himself into. This week--a funky blue beard, which brought some cheerful energy into our live video! This week, we chatted with Liz from High Fiber Arts, our newest Trunk show in shop. If you missed the live, you can still watch the video here.
High Fiber Arts Trunk Show
From now until next Thursday, High Fiber Arts is in-store! Liz comes from Portland, Oregon and has sent us 4 bases in fingering and DK.
Her favorite base is the fingering "Resilence" because in the beginning of the pandemic, there was a yarn shortage for dyers. Liz connected with a fiber mill in Oregon, to create this sustainable yarn line.
Crochet pieces, patterns, and designers
Happy National Crochet month! Special thanks to Kimberly Dillion who let us display this big and beautiful afghan, called Crochet A Block Afghan by Juanita Theron. This pieces is made with 5,700 yards of worsted wool!
The afghan will be on display for the whole month of March.
Akiko Shawl in-house
Liz also sent the Akiko Shawl, by Laura Aylor, an incredible, 3-dimensional, crocheted shawl.
Akiko is a rhythmic shawl pattern that requires very little counting, no color changes mid-row, and allows you to carry the main color up the side of the shawl for less ends to weave.
The pattern is meant for beginner and intermediate crocheters who know sc, hdc and dc stitches.
Clarisabeth López Rodríguez from Crochet Cakes is an up-incoming crochet designer, blogger, and podcaster.
Clarisabeth writes patterns in english and spanish, and designs a variety of modern crochet patterns. You can check out her website here!
Yessabett Buono is another crochet designer, blogger, Youtube-r, and yoga instructor. Yessabett writes about crochet techniques and designs tops, sweaters, hats, wall hangers, pillows, and everything in between. Her website and blog posts are both in english and spanish.
Both of these designers were found on BIPOC in Fiber, a website database highlighting the work of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the fiber arts community.
Vote for your favorite Crochet and Knit piece!
It's voting week for the Warmth of Fiber contest. Either cast your vote at the shop, or give your favorite entry a "like" on this Facebook post.
Votes will be tallied up over the weekend and announced early next week.
That's all for the Weekly Twisted Update! Enjoy the sunshine!
Love Natalia and the Twisted Staff