I just spent the day with my dear friend and knitting buddy Linda Kaufman in Mason, MI at Twisted Fiber Art at their first Yarn Tasting event. What a great experience! Thirty women talking, laughing, knitting, drinking wine and learning about the fabulous evolutionary yarn of Twisted Fiber Art. They have a secret dying process which blends one color into the next for a totally unique cake of yarn. (It's not a skein or ball but a sweet little cake.)
This beautiful scarf shows the magical quality of the Twisted Fiber yarn. Not only does the yarn look beautiful, it feels like touching a cloud. It is made from the highest quality merino, cashmere, silk and bamboo in wonderful colors like Juicy, Blaze, Passion and Borea. We were fortunate to be able to take a tour of the production area and learn a bit about the process (even though some is secret.). It was fascinating. They sell internationally (thank you Ravelry) but have a very small space in which to take orders, dye the yarn or roving, process the dyed fibers, get ready for shipping and have a retail store. I still am in awe of what they do
We received several samples of their different yarns, knitting needles and we were on our way. Twisted Fiber Art has many weights of yarn along with fiber content. They have striped sock yarn, single color yarn along with their evolutionary yarn. It is a knitters paradise. When I look at the pictures above, I can close my eyes an hear the joy of thirty knit-nuts truly enjoying their experience.
Each sample of the possibilities of Twisted Fiber Art yarn was more beautiful than the one before. I can't even put into words how beautiful their colorways are. For a person like me who lives for color, I was in color heaven.
The only problem is deciding what yarn and what design you are going to make. Linda is working on a shawl called Diabolical which is a modern stitch sampler and spectacular. I have a top called Maple Sugar made out of a georgous yarn that is orange at the top and evolves to purple on the bottom. Many women wore their Twisted Fiber Art creations and looked beautiful.
Let me toast my wonderful experience at Twisted Fiber Art in Mason, MI. Spending the day with Linda in a yarn shop learning about and buying yarn! It doesn't get any better than this. This post is dedicated to all of the wonderful women I met yesterday. If you have some time one day, get your best knitting buddy and take a road trip to Twisted Fiber Art in Mason, MI. Linda and I call it a Yarn Tour. You will love it. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Twisted Fiber Art who were so generous with their time, talent and treasure.