Stephen West, Kim Sacht and Bernice James, designers and makers show their work at The Twisted Purl Yarn Studio.

DSC_0580Clear blue skies and the sun is up at 7:20 now. We can feel the back of winter and the light of spring is showing through. This winter brought much creativity to The Twisted Purl and on this Wednesday afternoon I stood by our table and looked down to see amazing and beautiful fair isle fabric, a green lace hat, a crocheted fedora with flower attached, an Aran sweater half finished and felted dryer balls on the go. Michaela sat in the flower chair crocheting a vest for mother, and this week I knitted a Tin Can knits design, a Banff Hat in Diamond Luxury’s Pure Donegal Tweed wool. What joy there is to be had when you bathe in this kind of creativity.

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The Joy continued. My sister was in Amsterdam last week and she sent a package with three Stephen West designed and knitted pieces, a hat and two shawls. A famous designer, Stephen explores yarn and shawls with panache and artistic fervour. I am thrilled to be displaying his work. My Dad, Kim Sacht showed up with his winter creations, two new hooked rugs. I am in awe. These rugs are coming straight from his heart. Filled with colour and thoughtful design the rugs represent what he loves.DSC_0606

Bernice James has been a great supporter of The Twisted Purl from our opening. She is a mad knitter and brings her good humour and awesome knitting and crocheting power to our presence. This week she brought her hat designs in. Sophisticated and so tastefully created these hats don’t just cover your head they say I am beautiful and alive.

Thank you so much for all who bring their creativity to The Twisted Purl. It was my intention to build a space that would allow for this to happen and I am grateful that so many people bring their light and share it with us. May the energy of spring enhance our creativity.


North Wind Hat by Felicia Lo

North Wind Hat by Felicia Lo

Hat of the Week

This week’s hat is brought to you by Linda. The beautiful spring hat was designed by Felicia Lo and knitted in Sweet Georgia’s Cashluxe Fine. We have become big fans of the Sweet Georgia yarns and love the richness of their colouring. This hat is called “North Wind Hat” and the pattern can be purchased on Ravelry by clicking here: North Wind Hat Pattern.


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