the great swatch project

twisted has made its first few major yarn orders, and has received a big ole box of “samples,” which are destined to be knit into swatches for the store (by the way, receiving a box full of different kinds of yarn? insanely exciting. what’s it going to be like when we start receiving our actual […]

Where is Twisted?

Twisted is located at 2310 NE Broadway, in the Irvington-Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood of Portland. Twisted has brown paper on the windows, and a heck of a lot of tools laying around inside. Twisted is a bit dusty right now. Twisted is a lovely space, with big old wonderful windows that look out on the vibrant […]

Why is Twisted?

Twisted exists (and we’re boldly using the present tense now instead of future!) for a few reasons.  Most fundamentally, we both love knitting and crafts.  We want to surround ourselves with crafts and to share our excitement with other people.  It’s a good feeling to use your hands and brain to make something tangible in […]

Who is Twisted?

Twisted is Emily Kizer and Shannon Squire. Emily and Shannon met while both working in the mental health division at the Portland VA Medical Center. Fate set them in offices across the hall from each other and a yarn shop was pretty much the inevitable result. Emily is tech girl. She craves computers, organization and […]

What is Twisted?

Twisted is Portland, Oregon’s newest yarn and craft shop, opening in May 2007. Although Portland has other fine yarn stores, it doesn’t have anything like Twisted. Here’s what sets us apart: While specializing in yarn and knitting supplies, Twisted will stock a variety of other crafting items. You’ve heard of the Yarn Harlot, of course. […]