Friday, February 15, 2013
Off to Mason....!
Today I drove to Mason, Michigan, and met up with the very cool Jill Bigelow Suttell, one of the new instructors for the upcoming Second Annual Third Coast Fiber Arts Festival in late October -- but also I wanted to see the gorgeously colored wheels of yarn produced next door to the Baja Grill at 421 Jefferson Street in downtown Mason. They're in the lower level of the amazing Kean's Store. The maker is Twisted Fibers -- and the yarns are just fabulous, gradually shaded, made in very small batches, some no more than one wheel at a time. They actually remind me, when made up, of the colorations in Candace Eisner Strick's old Strickwear designs, before her yarn became unavailable. But of course her line was colored with gradually shifting strands of relatedly colored yarns, not a single strand, as with the Twisted Fibers yarns. In any case, I bought three wheels for the shop and look forward to talking with the owner about carrying them in the studio permanently. What a joy. I do SO love to find Michigan producers!!! Above is a photograph of the three wheels that I bought for the shop.