WHEATLAND – Holiday shopping opportunities in Wheatland just got a bit more varied with the opening and ribbon cutting of Twisted Threads at 1609 9th Street.
Twisted Threads used to be part of CME, but has branched off on its own with a new location and more offerings than ever before. Hosting the open house were Jen Stone, Rainey Evans, Jill Graves and Riley Coates. To show their “buy local” spirit they served cookies from Cookie Delights that were personalized with their logo and stand-by favorites from Subway beside delightful floral arrangements from Quintessentials Mercantile.
What do they have? Well, if you can think of something that can be personalized by laser, embroidery machine, vinyl or screen printed, they have it. Or can get it. Apparel, cutting boards, ornaments, keychains, the selection is vast and all-encompassing filling the new space with options too varied to list.
They also have a section of hand-crafted items made by local artisan Carolie Pollock. Masks and cold-weather headbands to keep ears warm in the Wyoming wind in assorted colors and designs. Twisted Threads adds embroidery to some of the items for Wyoming Cowboy fans, however, personalization is available. They are licensed to use the coveted Wyoming Bucking Bronco. Bulldog items are in stock as well. Any purchase with a Wheatland Bulldog on it results in a donation to the Wheatland Booster Club supporting the sports programs at the high school.
For those who would rather shop from home, on their Facebook page is a link with a Holiday Gift Guide showing a few items to either choose from the list or maybe spark an idea to ask them about creating. Personalized orders for Christmas need to be placed by Dec. 11 for guaranteed delivery.
The store is not just about gifts, but also a place to pick up some apparel essentials.
“We carry a huge inventory if people need a t-shirt or sweatpants. Especially for kids that need something for a school project or event,” explained Stone. “Shopko isn’t here anymore and we want to help fill that void if you need a shirt or hoodie you can just buy it. You don’t have to have anything put on it if you don’t want. We carry infant sizes all the way through adult 6X. We cater to the larger sizes.”
Businesses can also turn to them with orders for commercial graphics for vehicles and VIN number decals.
Evans will be running the day-to-day operations and right now the shop is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. but she is hoping to extend those hours so shoppers have time to come in after work. Evans and Stone share the same goal for the future.
“We want to be the go-to southeast Wyoming custom design place. The place people can rely on to get whatever they need. If it’s not in stock, we can get it for them.”