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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Review of the Eszee Twist Tool by Camaj Fiber Arts

I recently received an Eszee Twist Tool from Mary at Camaj Fiber Arts to test and review.

From the Camaj Fiber Arts website regarding the Eszee Twist tool:

The Eszee Twist Tool is a new product developed to help spinners make a balanced yarn every time. Not only is it a necessary tool for anyone beginning te craft of hand spinning yarn, it is a useful tool for experienced spinners as it provides a handy reference and gauge system that is easily portable and self-contained.

Have you ever spun a yarn with a specific pattern in mind only to find the yarn is not the right wpi for the pattern? Well, the handy dandy yarn thickness gauge will help avoid that issue.

Want to spin a yarn for weaving and not sure how large the angle of twist should be in the yarn? The easy to use angle of twist gauge will help you spin the yarn perfect for your weaving projects.

The kit comes with a plastic card that is a multi-function tool that functions as a yarn thickness guide, a WPI gauge, an angle of twist gauge and a guide to determine if the yarn was spun in the S or Z direction.

It also includes a full color 24-page manual and yarn planner, a magnifier that enables better yarn identification and a strudy zipper pouch that not only holds the kit but any other small goodies spinners need to carry, like a diz or orifice hook.

The Yarn Planner is an easy to use, step-by-step guide to assist you in spinning perfectly balanced yarns every time.

The Eszee Twist Tool will quickly become the most indispensable item in any spinning arsenal.

I've been spinning for almost 15 years and still found much of the information to be useful. I have yet to figure out how the Angle of Twist Gauge works but maybe I just need to spend a little more time working on that part of the kit.

I think this Eszee Twist Tool will be a very valuable addition to a new spinner's arsenal.

You can buy your Eszee Twist Tool here: Eszee Twist Tool from Camaj Fiber Arts

Monday, November 17, 2014

Holiday Sale in the ArtFire store - and Store closing for the holiday season

I will be closing the Artfire store on November 24th and will reopen some time in January 2015. I will be spending December recovering from surgery and enjoying time with family and friends.

So, if there is something in the store that you've had your eye on, now is the time to snap it up! And, to sweeten the deal, I'm offering a 20% discount off everything in the store if you use coupon code HAPPY HOLIDAY20off!!!

Visit SplitRockRanch's Studio
SAVE 20% Off All Items
Use Coupon Code:
during checkout.

Some of the recently added items are:

Deep Sea Hand Crocheted Cardigan Sweater Vest

A Fabulous Fall Fiber Combo

Pastel Rainbow Hand Knitted Capelet in uber soft Optim Merino

And a matching cowl in the same uber soft Optim Merino yarn

How about an Outlander inspired cowl? Hand knitted

Or, for spinning, felting or other fiber art, how about some incredibly luxurious fiber?

All sales will help to pay for my upcoming medical bills.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday season!