Artisan Bio

Cyndi Minister

Fiber Artist of The Twisted Purl

As the owner and fiber artist of The Twisted Purl, Cyndi Minister has been producing handspun yarn and other handmade fiber creations since the start of 2007.  

Cyndi was born in England, grew up in California, had an extended stay in Vermont, and now calls Arkansas home.  She is the mother to three active boys and the wife to a wonderful man who understands her fiber addictions.  In the heart of the natural state, The Twisted Purl creations come out of Cyndi’s home studio.  

Cyndi was professionally trained in the blending and use of dyes by a Massachusetts company.  Her creations have been featured at the “2011 Knit & Crochet Show of America”; on television stations KARK, KATV Daybreak, Good Morning Arkansas, KLRT Talk Business, and KARN First News with Bob Steel; in the Log Cabin, Arkansas Democrat, and multiple other publications.  The Twisted Purl won the 2013 Battle of the Brands competition beating out 63 corporations in Arkansas.  Photographs of her handspun yarn will be published in an upcoming educational textbook, Textiles for Fashion.  

In addition to handspun yarn, The Twisted Purl also produces Hand-Felted Soap, Hand-Painted Yarn, Weaved Scarves (made with The Twisted Purl yarn), Carded Batts, Painted Spinning Fibers, Felted Dryer Balls, and other creative pieces. The Twisted Purl has items in stores nationwide and ships product worldwide.