Sunday, March 8th
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
We are pleased to welcome another Oregon-based Indie Dyer to the group of Indies we regularly carry. Erica Roberts, Owner of In the Deep Hue Sea, will be here on Sunday for a Pop-up Shop showcasing her beautiful, vividly dyed yarns.
Erica loves being a full-time Fiberista, so she can spend more time with her children. She started knitting when her first child was a baby and then decided to try her hand at dyeing. She kept experimenting until she got the deep, saturated colors she wanted. Once she started dyeing yarns she was hooked!
Erica has always been a Working Mom, but once she was able to successfully grow her business from a part-time to a full-time operation, that meant she could stay at home full time, too. She loves being a Business Owner and says dyeing yarns allows her the perfect creative outlet. And she loves the flexibility of being able to stay home with her kids!
We love Erica’s use of colors and the vivid results she is able to achieve. We are excited to be carrying her yarns at Northwest Wools, so we can offer these yarns to our Customers looking for that “special skein”!
Saturday, March 7th
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Meet Wendy Hanson Saturday at this one-day Pop-up Shop, and learn about her very special yarns and fibers from Shaggy Bear Farms. Wendy runs a “farm to needle” operation, managing a flock of over 400 animals, many of which are rescue animals. So your purchases not only support Wendy, but also all of these wonderful animals she has saved!
Wendy knows all of her animals by name, and sings to them as she shears them! We always enjoy listening to Wendy’s tales of life on her farm, and hearing about the various “characters” that inhabit it. Talking with Wendy is just as much fun as looking at (and touching!) the gorgeous yarns she has created!
Wendy’s inventory truly has something for everyone: Beautiful, vibrant colors as well as undyed, natural hues; buttery soft merino/silk blends and rugged, “crunchy” yarns. There are a variety of yarn weights to choose from, as well as a variety of fibers and fiber blends.
Spinners take note: Wendy will have lots of undyed roving from her unique breeds. This is a great opportunity to stock up on your favorite fibers!
Whether you knit, crochet, spin, felt or weave, you are bound to find something you love at this Pop-up Shop! Come on by and meet Wendy – you will learn a lot more about the life of an independent farmer and dyer.
Friday, March 6th
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Favour Valley Woodworking will be with us Friday for a one-day Pop-up Shop. Owner Martha Sunderland is a talented woodworker dedicated to preserving and celebrating her natural environment with her handmade wood and antler buttons, toggles, shawl pins and accessories.
Martha is inspired by the traditional New England woodworking craft and the beautiful wood available in her home of Favour Valley, New Hampshire. Her goal is to provide beautiful accessories that complement all types of handwork, while at the same time protecting her environment by using sustainable materials, finishes and technologies. No animals or trees are harmed in creating her beautiful buttons, toggles and pins. They are gleaned from natural antler shedding and tree fall.
The Favour Valley Scarf Buckle has been featured in Vogue Knitting, and her Antler Buttons were showcased in the Winter 2018 issues of both Interweave Knits and Knitscene. Here at Northwest Wools, we have carried all of Martha’s beautiful hand-crafted buttons, toggles and shawl pins for several years and love the distinct look they give our fiber art projects!
Thursday, March 5th
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mosaic Moon will help us kick off the 2020 Yarn Crawl with a one-day Pop-up Shop on Thursday! Started by Morwenna Palmehn of Ashland, Oregon, in 2003, Mosaic Moon has grown from a small custom-knitting business to become a top hand-dyer in the indie-dyed yarn and fiber world. Come see Morwenna’s amazing colorways, paired with soft and scrumptious yarn bases!
Morwenna’s whole family is involved in the business – she does all the dyeing while her husband David mixes dyes, rinses, spins and dries the wool. Their teen-aged sons do all the yarn winding/skeining, while all four of the older kids take turns re-skeining and labeling. Morwenna’s mom does the bookkeeping, and applies her expert penmanship to each label. It’s truly a family fiber affair!
Friday, February 7
1:00 – 6:00 pm
Join us for an exclusive look at Rowan’s latest design line. MODE at Rowan is a new collection that highlights Rowan’s modern takes on classic pieces. The models are presented in soft, neutral tones so you can imagine how they’ll look on you in your favorite colors.
These designs are super wearable, and supremely knittable, too! The MODE pattern book shows all 18 designs combined in a variety of ensembles, so you can plan a whole Rowan MODE outfit. These are all so cool, you will want to sit down with your needles and start knitting immediately!
In addition to the main MODE pattern book, we also have a limited supply of mini pattern collections featuring MODE designs (pictured below). These booklets are free with the purchase of yarn to knit one of the four projects featured inside. True to the MODE design aesthetic, these patterns are beautifully wearable pieces. Come get yours while supplies last!
And we’ll see you on February 7th, to see and feel these gorgeous garments in person!