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30th Anniversary Celebration: August 3
August 3 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Northwest Wools 30th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, August 3, 10 am – 7 pm
Mark your calendars – you don’t want to miss this event at Northwest Wools, Portland’s Oldest Yarn Shop!
Thirty years is a long time to stay in business, and we couldn’t have done it without you, our fabulous customers! Join us for a day of special events as we celebrate 30 years in our current location. We’ll have exclusive yarn, prizes, wine and music – there’s so much going on, we’re staying open until 7 pm!
Limited Edition Canvas Tote Bag
To commemorate our 30th Year Anniversary, we have commissioned Multnomah Village artist Veronica Casson of Salt and Fog to illustrate a limited edition tote. This adorable canvas bag will be on sale starting August 3rd. It’s just the right size to hold your latest project. Get yours while supplies last!
Special 30th Anniversary Yarn and Yarn Naming Contest
Wendy Hanson of Shaggy Bear Farms has created a special, limited edition anniversary colorway for us in her exquisite 50/50, Merino/Tussah Silk fingering weight yarn. This is one of our favorite farm-to-needle yarns, with a beautiful sheen and a super-soft hand.
What’s the name of the colorway? We need your help to think of just the right name!
A Name-the-Colorway contest will take place July 1st-31st on our Facebook and Instagram platforms. The winner will be announced on August 3rd, and will receive a free anniversary yarn kit, including a pattern and one skein of the special anniversary yarn that you helped name.
Two New Yarn Kits Just for Our Anniversary
We’ve written two new patterns for this special custom colorway, so you’ll know what to do with it once you get it home. The first pattern is the Half and Half Cowl, and uses one skein of our custom colorway. The second pattern is the 30th Anniversary Shawl, which uses three skeins of Shaggy Bear Farms yarn — one custom colorway and two complimentary tonal colors. Both yarn kits will be available for sale starting August 3rd during our anniversary celebration.
As a “thank you” for helping support our Local Yarn Shop for 30 years, we’ll be raffling off several $30 Northwest Wools gift certificates during our anniversary celebration. Raffles will be held throughout the day, so you can enter whenever you arrive. And yes, you must be present to win — because we want to see you here to help us celebrate!
Live Music by Seffarine
From 5 to 7 pm, we’ll have live music from local group Seffarine. Husband and wife duo Nat Huskamp and Lamiae Naki play original music of the Mediterranean and Middle East, featuring a blend of Moroccan, flamenco, Persian, jazz, and world music. Their beautiful melodies will be the perfect accompaniment for our celebration!
We can’t wait to celebrate this important milestone with our favorite people – our customers! We’re looking forward to many more years of fiber fun with all of you!