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My name is Ross Taylor, dyer and owner of Twisted Ambitions Yarn. I'm also a knitter and knitwear designer. My fiber story starts back in 2008 after I graduated high school.
Out on my uncle’s ranch riding four wheelers with a good buddy of mine, being the daredevil I was, I raced down a gravel road that turned abruptly at the bottom of a hill. Well, I was going a bit too fast when the turn came up and I lost control of the quad then ended up going straight into a wooded area through the brush and sharp sticks, losing my favorite and only beanie at the time in the wreckage.
I always wore that hat and knew I needed another one. I thought back to a high school memory of a friend who learned how to crochet a beanie and I thought to myself, I could do that! The next day I was at Walmart in the yarn isle picking out colors for a hat, then to my local crafts store for crochet hooks. I got home and searched YouTube for videos on how to crochet a beanie. I had a beanie the next day!
Fast-forward a year or so, at my local craft store, I was purchasing knitting needles and more yarn. To say the least, I was "hooked" and have been knitting ever since.
My yarn dyeing journey began a bit later in 2016, shortly after I met my husband. He always said to me, "you have so much yarn, you should learn to dye it yourself." I searched and searched Instagram and to my surprise found that I wasn't the only one wanting to dye yarn for my projects! I ordered all the supplies I needed to get started and have been "dyeing to knit" ever since! Over the last 6 years I've grown to not only love the art form of hand dyeing, but have fallen even more in love with color!
Most, if not all my inspiration, comes from the colors that come to me when I close my eyes. I've always been a very colorful person so it feels natural being able to play with color all day. Some of my color way names are inspired by music or movies/TV shows, and sometimes nature.
Here at Twisted Ambitions Yarn, I plan on inspiring all fiber artists with my story and continuing to provide the highest quality yarns I can to keep helping you contribute to your stash!