Folks! We have something fabulous to share…

ITW has been invited back as an ‘Encore’ dyer for the  Completely Twisted and Arbitrarily Spinning Group (on Ravelry) for the “Twisted Girls SAL in July/August/September! For those who have not yet heard of the group, I’ll let their group description enlighten you…

We are a bunch of potty mouthed spinners and wanna-be spinners. We like to chat. A lot. We love awesome indie dyed fibers. We are picky bitchcakes and yarn hoar(der)s. Pull up your big girl panties and come on in! YOU MUST BE OVER 18 to Participate

I think y’all might be familiar with the format: From now until the 25th of June folks are invited to share TWO (no more) inspirational images from the chosen theme ‘We are Mad (Men and Women) about Mid Century Modern’ – the group then votes on the images they find most appealing and we then use them as the inspiration for colourways.

Not sure where to start looking for images?

Here is a link to a Google Images to get you started. Or if you are more a Bing kinda person, perhaps this image search might be more up your alley. Maybe you are more of a Pinterest Person?

The official rules:

Posting: CTA Members are invited to post in this thread, up to 2 photos which fall under the theme of ‘Mad about Mid Century Modern’. Any more than 2 per person and the 3rd one will be deleted. No Chatting please this thread will be for photos only so chatty will also be swooped away forever NO LINKS! Pictures only, please!

Voting: CTA Members only should vote for the picture(s) which best represent(s) colors they would love to see in their fiber. Please do not solicit votes from other people since we want this to be about the participants’ spinning pleasures. If you are not planning on participating please do not vote. Simply click EDUCATIONAL under the picture(s) you want to vote for. Group members have until Thursday, June 25th to submit and vote for their images.

If you would like to participate in the SAL, please do! Join the Ravelry Group, share you images and make some new friends.

Direct links to the SAL festivities:

Post inspirational pictures HERE – No chatting thread.
SAL chatting HERE – Chatting thread.

Stay tuned for future announcements - Colorway reveals and pre-order dates will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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There is a shop update this weekend and the previews are live!!

Shop Update: Saturday, June 13th
Time: 10:00 AM EDT


This year, the Tour de Fleece starts on Saturday July 4 and runs until Sunday July 26th, 2015. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Tour de Fleece  -  guidelines can be found on the  Ravelry Forum.

The “rules” – more like “guidelines” are simple:

1) Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 4 through Sunday July 26th. Days of rest: Monday, July 13th and Tuesday, July 21st. (Just like the actual tour.)

2) Spin something challenging on the challenge day (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, it’s Stage 18, on Thursday, July 23rd, when they will climb 5 mountains, including the 1,924m high Col du Glandon).

3) Wear yellow on Sunday July 26th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour – but here we are all ‘race leaders’) Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter – think FAST), Polka-dot (climber – as in uphill), and white (rookie).

As we have in the past, ITW is hosting our own ‘Wildcard’ team and thanks to our amazing team captains, all the details and a registration link can be found here! Our “rules” are simple, we have some amazing cheerleaders, and there are prizes, what more could you ask for?!

For those of you would would like to wear some ITW “team colors” during the tour, please feel free to grab a TDF Team ITW Ravitar:

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There is a shop update this weekend and the previews are live!!

Shop Update: Saturday, May 9th
Time: 10:00 AM EDT

may 9th update

In case you missed out on the first round of PRE-ORDERS, its not too late to join! Just like the title says – ITW is offering a second chance to order fiber for the MegaSAL! Read on for all the details…

What is a MegaSAL?! 

In a nutshell (or would that be on a turtleshell) a group of six professional dyers are offering up colorways inspired by Terry Pratchet’s “Discworld” series as part of a three month long spin-along and read-along. All of the details can be found in the official Ravelry #MegaSAL group.

When can I buy my Into The Whirled Fiber?

On Monday, May 4th ‘PRE-ORDER’ listings for our contribution to the first ever MEGA-Spin-Along will go on sale. The PRE-ORDER listings will remain open until May 11th or until supplies sell out, whichever occurs first. Please note that supplies while plentiful, are limited!

SO?! Lets see the colorways!

'Death' - Superwash Merino

‘DEATH’ – Superwash Merino

'Quoth the Raven' - 50/50 Merino/Silk

‘Quoth the Raven’ – 50/50 Merino/Silk




On Sunday, May 3rd at 8:00AM EDT we will offering both a Single Dose and a Double Dose subscription option thought the Into the Whirled online shop.  In a nutshell, the new club is almost exactly the same as our current Club offerings except for two crucial differences.

The first:
Unlike our monthly Club subscriptions, the Drumcarded Batt Club runs in three month cycles and is packaged as a single item to be pre-purchased at the time the listings are activated.

The second:
Unlike our current Club offerings, the fiber featured will be the same throughout the three month cycle. For our second run of the Batt Club we will be featuring 85/15 Polwarth/Silk for all three months.

Please note that there will be an extremely limited number of memberships offered and it is possible for them to sell out. Please do not wait until the last minute to place your order.

All of the pertinent details are available for preview in the online shop, please take a moment to read through them if you are interested.

In less then 72 hours we hit the road and head to West Friendship Maryland for the 2015 Maryland Sheep Wool Festival! If you are not yet a follower on Instagram, please be sure to follow us for updates leading up to and throughout the festival. We hope to see you there!!

Date: Saturday, May 2nd & Sunday, May 3rd
Time: 9:00 – 6:00 / 9:00 – 5:00
Location: Howard County Fairgrounds
Address: 2210 Fairground Road, West Friendship, MD 21794
Website: Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
Booth location: Main Building – Booth B16

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