Local Yarn Store Day

Local Yarn Store Day

Local Yarn Store Day is April 21st! Come check out Northwest Wools!Come celebrate all forms of the Fiber Arts at Northwest Wools for the first annual, LYS Day!  Local Yarn Store (LYS) Day is a time to thank all our staff, students and customers for supporting our little brick & mortar shop – so we can continue to be here to serve all of you wonderful Yarnistas!

We will offer free 15 minute hand massages through-out the day, courtesy of Nancie Hines, MA of Portland Reflexology.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get some extra care for your over-worked hands.  And Nancie is a National Board-Certified Reflexologist, so she really knows her stuff!  We are pleased to be able to offer you this small token of our appreciation.  And if you enjoy your intro to Reflexology, Portland Reflexology has their offices right here in Multnomah Village!

Free hand massages will be offered at Northwest Wools Local Yarn Shop Day courtesy of Nancie Hines, MA of Portland Reflexology.

Come on in anytime between 10am – 5pm on Saturday April 21st and join us in our celebration of all Fiber Arts! Hang out and knit, crochet, weave or spin with us, as that’s how we plan to honor our hand crafts and each other.   While you are here, check out all our new Spring lovelies – we have some fun new yarns and roving just for Spring!

Plus enter to win a $50 Northwest Wools Gift Certificate! Drawing will be held at day’s end.  And isn’t $50 of free goodies from Portland’s Oldest Yarn Shop the perfect end to Local Yarn Store Day?

Habu Textiles Events

Habu Textiles Trunk Show: Noon – 6pm &
Habu Yarn Tasting: 7pm – 8pm

Both events are happening at Northwest Wools on First Friday, February 2nd.


Habu Textiles Trunk Show: 12pm-6pm

We are excited and pleased to be hosting Takako Ueki, owner of Habu Textiles, here at Northwest Wools. We have been hoping to do so for many years and finally got the opportunity now that Takako has moved Habu Textiles to Portland! Yowza! Is this great news or what?

We find the unique, daring and playful yarns of Habu inspirational. We have created many wonderful shop models from her fabulous yarns and are always looking for new, cool things to make with them. We can’t wait to see all her new creations!

Takako will be bringing many sample garments and accessories to her Trunk Show. These sample items will allow you to see the breadth of her unique yarns which are amazing! We here at Northwest Wools carry many of her yarns, and we just don’t have the room to carry everything (though we sure wish we did!). So this is your chance to see how her other yarns work into finished items. You can even try these sample items on and see how they are made for even more inspiration! Yowza!

So we hope you won’t miss this rare opportunity and will stop by during the Trunk Show to get inspired with some of Habu’s fabulous textural yarns!

A delightful array of Habu yarn cones and balls available at Northwest Wools.

Habu Textiles Yarn Tasting: 7pm-8pm

This is a super special event and I am already salivating! I haven’t had a chance to try all of these unique yarns yet, so I’m dying to get them on my needle. Yowza!

Please join us in this very special Habu Textiles Yarn Tasting

Please join us to learn more about how these yarns are made directly from the owner and creative force behind Habu Textiles. This is a very rare opportunity to try out these unique yarns under Takako’s direction. Takako will be putting together special Habu Textile Yarn Bags for us which will include samples of many of her unique yarns. These yarn bags will only be available for purchase for $20 during the Yarn Tasting. This is an amazing value to sample these wonderful yarns!

Reserve Your Spot!

To reserve your spot for the evening Yarn Tasting, please contact Northwest Wools in advance by calling 503-244-5024 or stop by in person. Reservations are $10 per attendee and can be paid by credit card, cash or check payable to Northwest Wools. Wine, soda water and light refreshments will be provided.

What a wonderful First Friday Event! We are in yarn heaven…hope you can join us!

Ponchos, Shrugs, Wraps & Shawls Oh My!

Fall is the time for light toppings! Ponchos, shrugs, wraps and shawls are the latest fashion trend and are perfect for our Pacific Northwest weather. These are all fun to make and will provide you with a lovely layering piece.

Our LYS is filled to the brim with shop models to inspire you! We have lots of knit samples for you to try on, as well as crocheted and woven items. We love this time of year with all the great colors and fiber choices from our many wonderful vendors. And we have received all our fall shipments, with lots of choices – so you can find the perfect yarn and pattern for your project!

Churchmouse “Twice Reversible Ribbed Poncho”
Knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Charcoal Grey

Mentolat Wrap
Knit with Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in Multiple Colors

Mentolat Wrap - knit with Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend


Three Color Shrug Kit
Knit with Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool from KFI

Pattern free with yarn purchase – can be worn as either a shrug or a cowl.

NORO Shrug
Knit with NORO Silk Garden from KFI

Pattern free with yarn purchase.

NORO Shrug- Knit with NORO Silk Garden from KFI


Versatile Shawl Knit with Berroco Folio in Two Colors of Teal

Featuring a Jul Designs Shawl Stick

Churchmouse Easy Folded Poncho
Knit with Rowan Felted Tweed in Purple

The original Churchmouse pattern was used, but was lengthened by adding a basketweave edging. Modifications available for free from our LYS with CM pattern and yarn purchase.



Let us help you find just the right yarn and pattern for your personal Fall look. Along with these six shop models, we have lots more you can try on in our Yarn Shop. So come on in and visit us!

You can also see more samples posted to our Facebook & Instagram, with regular updates of new finished objects from our talented staff, students and customers.

We look forward to helping you find just the right knit, crochet or woven project! So please stop by our yarn shop here in cute little Multnomah Village – or phone our yarn shop so we can assist you at 503-244-5024. Our yarn shop hours are posted on our website and Facebook page.

Happy Fall!

High Tech Your Fiber Arts

High Tech Your Fiber Arts

Knitting/Crocheting with Your iPad
Specialty Class Taught by Local Designer & Guest Instructor Debbi Stone

Debbie Stone, local instructor and designer

Tired of hauling your patterns and books around with you? Use your iPad for more than email and games!

Debbi will teach you how to maximize your iPad’s use in knitting and crochet. This class will cover importing and storing your patterns, how to maximize your iPad for ease of use while knitting/crocheting, the benefits of Ravelry at your fingertips, and much more!

We are pleased to welcome Debbi to our shop once again. Debbi is well known for having designed past Rose City Yarn Crawl “Mystery Knit Alongs” and is active in the Portland knitting scene. She regularly teaches at Madrona and other Fiber events.

Seating is limited to eight, to ensure plenty of individual attention.
You can reserve your spot by contacting Northwest Wools at 503-244-5024.

Class Details:

High Tech Crafting: Knitting/Crocheting with your iPad – 2 hours
Date/Time: Friday, October 6 from 1:00 – 3:00pm
Location: Northwest Wools Classroom
Cost: $30/student
Class Size: Limited to eight, to ensure adequate attention is given to all. If the minimum class size of three is not met, the class is subject to cancellation.

Materials (Please bring the following):

  1. iPad/iPad mini
    • Please come with your iPad fully charged.
    • You must have a valid Apple ID and password.
    • Please make sure you are running the most current software update.
  2. A hard copy of a pattern –on paper–that you own.
  3. Paper plus a pen or a pencil for note taking.
Shaggy Bear Farms Trunk Show

Shaggy Bear Farms Trunk Show

Meet Wendy Hanson and learn about her very special yarns and fibers from Shaggy Bear Farms. Wendy runs a “Farm to Needle” operation in Scio, Oregon and manages a flock of over 400 animals. And many of these are “rescue animals”! So your purchases not only support Wendy, but also all of these wonderful animals she has saved. Yowza!

Wendy will be bringing a roomful of her lovely hand-dyed yarns for Knitters, Weavers and Crocheters. Beautiful blends of Tussah Silk and Merino, plus unique yarns from her many varieties of animals. And we love her color palette! Solid and variegated yarns to mix and match – we promise you’ll love her colors and her yarns’ wonderful “hand”.

She’ll also have lots of un-dyed roving from her unique breeds, too. So all you Spinners will have a treat!

Shaggy Bear Farms creates many yarns & roving with unique fiber combinations. So come check out all of the many fiber combinations in Wendy’s yarns, and meet Wendy herself. You will leave knowing a lot more about the life of a small independent Farmer and Dyer – and her many breeds of animals.

We hope you will join us for wine – and say hello to Wendy of Shaggy Bear Farms during First Friday in Multnomah Village. There’s always lots happening during First Fridays in “the Village in the heart of Portland”!