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Twisted Stitch to open in the former Sew Much space in Delano

WICHITA — Twisted Stitch owner Tom Murphy has been living in Wichita Falls, Texas, and operating what he calls a mobile business from there.

He travels to livestock shows where he sells Columbia sportswear, which he then custom embroiders.

Now, he's decided to open a permanent retail shop in Delano.

"Can I say I threw a dart at the map, and that's where it landed?" Murphy says.

That's not actually how he chose Wichita, but it's close. Murphy likes how centrally located Wichita is.

"It'll save me five hours drive time on all the shows we do," he says.

Murphy passed through Delano five years ago.

"It's changed a lot in the last five years," he says. "It seems to me to be kind of the up-and-coming little area."

Murphy is taking the 3,100 square feet where Sew Much had been. That’s 535 W. Douglas in what was once known as the Travel Air building.