Crochet Collage Artist Candace Coleman Art Show and Sale

Crochet Collage Artist Candace Coleman Art Show and Sale

Friday, December 7
2:00 – 6:00 pm

We are excited to bring Candace Coleman to Northwest Wools to showcase her unique crocheted artwork! Join us on First Friday for an Art Show and Sale of Candace’s work.

Candace has worked as a fiber artist since the 1970s, first as a creator of tapestries, then as a mixed media artist, and more recently in crochet collage. She has been commissioned to create pieces for local businesses and private collections, and her artwork has been exhibited at a variety of venues, including the Portland Art Museum, the Henry Gallery in Seattle, and the Western Colorado Center for the Arts.

Candace’s artwork stems from a deep connection to nature. “Each piece of artwork I create is to honor the life force,” she says. “It is a celebration of the wonders and diversity of the natural world. It is a quiet form of activism – a plea to walk gently on the planet and a plea to care for the inhabitants.”

Candace’s crochet collages are inspired by her observation of the natural world. With an image in mind, she crochets hundreds of small spirals and uses them to form a design. Next, she pieces together a backing from cotton fabric and hand-sews the crocheted pieces to it. Tide pools, lichens, flower parts, and transition areas such as the edge of the sea are some of the subjects of her artwork.

“I am especially interested in the variety of species that live tightly packed together in apparent harmony,” says Candace. “There is such a sense of community and relationship.”

We hope you can join us on First Friday to see these original creations, meet the artist, and perhaps purchase one as the perfect holiday gift!

Multnomah Village’s annual Holiday Gala will also be taking place, so stick around and soak up the atmosphere! Special events include a tree-lighting ceremony, free horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, a strolling Santa, and more!

 

Shaggy Bear Farms Pop-Up: Sept 7

Shaggy Bear Farms Pop-Up: Sept 7

Come meet Wendy Hanson, and learn about her very special yarns and fibers from Shaggy Bear Farms. Wendy runs a “Farm to Needle” operation and manages a flock of over 400 animals.  We hope you will join us for wine and say

Shaggy Bear Farms Pop-Up Shop
Friday, September 7, 10 am – 6 pm

It’s almost time for one of our favorite events at Northwest Wools! Wendy Hanson of Shaggy Bear Farms will be here once again with a roomful of fabulous yarns and fiber.

Cowl knit from Shaggy Bear Farms wool

Wendy runs a “Farm to Needle” operation in Scio, Oregon, where she tends a flock of more than 400 animals and hand-dyes her yarns. Wendy knows all of her animals by name, and sings to them as she shears them! She can tell you all about the various “characters” on her farm, many of whom are rescue animals.

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. Many of Wendy’s yarns are blends of fibers from her many breeds of animals. There are a variety of yarn weights to choose from, as well as undyed roving from her unique breeds.

Whether you knit, crochet, spin or weave, you are bound to find something you love at this First Friday event! Come on by and meet Wendy – you will learn a lot more about the life of an independent farmer and dyer.

Shaggy Bear Farms Yarns

 

Habu Textiles Yarn Tasting

Habu Textiles Yarn Tasting

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 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!

Habu Textiles Trunk Show

Habu Textiles Trunk Show

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.
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.