Holiday Gifts at Northwest Wools

Holiday Gifts at Northwest Wools

Northwest Wools is the place to come for holiday items. We make it easy for you to shop local while buying and creating great gifts! With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your gift lists: both what you plan to give others, and those items you want to put on your own wish list!

We’ve got a large selection of beautiful ceramic yarn bowls and matching mugs from Master Potter Frank Philipps. Frank has been making pottery in the Bauhaus tradition for almost 40 years, combining function and beauty in every hand-made piece.

We’ve got a large selection of beautiful ceramic yarn bowls and matching mugs from Master Potter Frank Philipps

Frank Phillips Pottery is based in Ashland, Oregon. When you buy one of Frank’s bowls or mugs, you are not only purchasing a unique piece of art, you are also supporting an Oregon artist. Northwest Wools is proud to support Frank Philipps Pottery, and thrilled to be the exclusive Portland vendor of these one-of-a-kind yarn bowls.

Interchangeable knitting needle sets are high on many knitters’ wish lists, and we have sets in a number of varieties and price ranges.

Interchangeable knitting needle sets are high on many knitters’ wish lists, and we have sets in a number of varieties and price ranges. We also have crochet hook sets for the crochet enthusiast in your life. And for crafters of all stripes, we have a variety of needle and hook storage cases, books, project bags and yarn caddies — some hand-made by Northwest Wools Instructor Judy!

We have lots of popular yarn kits to choose from, or we can help you build your own. And if you’re looking for something unique, browse our selection of locally dyed and sourced yarns.

We have lots of popular yarn kits to choose from, or we can help you build your own. And if you’re looking for something unique, browse our selection of locally dyed and sourced yarns. These exquisite yarns are the type of luxury item we don’t always buy for ourselves, but covet every time we’re in the yarn store! That special skein is sure to make any fiber artist smile.

Tools that make crafting easier are always a hit. We have umbrella swifts and ball winders so you can wind your yarn skeins quickly and neatly. Or treat your favorite crafter to a Maker’s Keep. This handy magnetic bracelet gives you a place to stick your stitch markers, cable needles and other metallic items so they’re right there when you need them.

And what better gift is there for a fiber enthusiast than a trip to the yarn store? If you’d like to give the gift of an experience as well as something material, consider a Northwest Wools Gift Certificate. We can create one for you in any dollar amount you choose. The recipient is sure to enjoy browsing our colorful, fiber-filled shelves, dreaming up new projects.

It’s not too late to create a handmade gift for that special someone!

There’s still time to make one-of-a-kind gifts for your family, friends and loved ones. We have one of the largest yarn and fiber inventories in town, including a large selection of beautiful bulky and super bulky yarns, and fast, easy patterns, so you can finish your handmade gifts quickly. Check out our shop models for inspiration!

The Golden Tickets Program offers great holiday deals and supports shopping local.

The Golden Tickets Program offers great holiday deals and supports shopping local.

Once again, we will be participating in this popular shop-local program. Earn a 10% discount on commercial yarn at our shop when you bring us a Golden Ticket from someone else. Buy $20 or more of any yarn at our shop and we will give you a Golden Ticket to use at other participating businesses throughout Multnomah Village and Hillsdale.  Everyone loves supporting local jobs and businesses with this fun holiday reward program!  The Golden Tickets program starts November 26 and runs through December 31.

Stop by soon and we’ll help you pick out that perfect gift!

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!

 

One of a Kind Button Trunk Show

One of a Kind Button Trunk Show

One of a Kind Button Trunk Show with Candice

Looking for that perfect button or shawl pin for your handmade item? How about a unique ceramic gift for your Fiber Artist Friends?  Come and meet Candace Wilson, the Ceramic Artist behind One of a Kind Buttons — she will help you find just the right thing!  Candace’s buttons, pins and shawl pins are truly unique — clever and lovely. Candace also has several handmade items perfect for that “little something” you needed for your gift list. She draws all her designs by hand, then creates the stamps to produce these fabulous ceramic items – which are truly “one of a kind”! Her work makes lovely and affordable gifts for all the “handy” people on your Holiday List. And I promise you won’t be able to leave without at least one very cool and special item for yourself!

 

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Check out these One of a Kind Portland-themed buttons!

The One of a Kind Trunk Show is happening during Multnomah Village’s First Friday and its annual Holiday Gala. This is a wonderful holiday tradition and will remind you of the old “small town” celebrations at the turn of the century. Since Multnomah Village IS from the 1900’s, our small town charm is for real!  Sleigh Rides, Tree Lighting, St. Nick sightings, Caroling and more…all happening throughout Multnomah Village as part of the annual Holiday Gala on Friday, December 2nd.  Don’t miss this intimate and very local celebration!

 

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Dec. 4th: One of a Kind Buttons Trunk Show

Dec. 4th: One of a Kind Buttons Trunk Show

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Looking for that perfect button or shawl pin for your handmade item? How about a unique ceramic gift for your Fiber Artist Friends?  Come and meet Candace Wilson, the Ceramic Artist behind One of a Kind Buttons — she will help you find just the right thing!  Candace’s buttons, pins and shawl pins are truly unique — clever and lovely. Candace also has several handmade items perfect for that “little something” you needed for your gift list. She draws all her designs by hand, then creates the stamps to produce these fabulous ceramic items – which are truly “one of a kind”! Her work makes lovely and affordable gifts for all the “handy” people on your Holiday List. And I promise you won’t be able to leave without at least one very cool and special item for yourself!

 

I-love-Portland-Button

Check out these One of a Kind Portland-themed buttons!

The One of a Kind Trunk Show is happening during Multnomah Village’s First Friday and it’s annual Holiday Gala. This is a wonderful holiday tradition and will remind you of the old “small town” celebrations at the turn of the century. Since Multnomah Village IS from the 1900’s, our small town charm is for real!  Sleigh Rides, Tree Lighting, St. Nick sightings, Caroling and more…all happening throughout Multnomah Village as part of the annual Holiday Gala on Friday, December 4th.  Don’t miss this intimate and very local celebration!

 

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2015 Holiday Time at Northwest Wools

2015 Holiday Time at Northwest Wools

Looking for that perfect gift for the Fiber Artist in your life?

Check out all our unique gifts during this holiday shopping season:  Ceramic “Knit-Out” Bowls and matching mugs from Master Potter Frank Philipps, Interchangeable Needle Sets and Needle Storage Cases, Ball Winders and Umbrella Swifts, Knitting/Crochet Bags and Tool holders, Books, Cards and more.

Gift Certificates for Looms, Spinning Wheels – or for any dollar amount you choose.

Want to create a handmade gift for that Special Someone?

Northwest Wools Knitting Bags

We have one of the largest yarn and fiber inventories in town, as well as many yarn kits.  All the big name yarns, plus lots of Local Indie Dyers. And we even have some limited edition hand-spun yarns from Master Spinner Laurie Weinsoft.  There is still time for you to make some quick and easy items for your friends, family or neighbors.  Check out our Shop Models to inspire your ideas!  And if you don’t have time to make it yourself – we have handwoven scarves and cowls for sale from Silloway Weaving Studios.

Golden Tickets and Little Boxes offer great holiday discounts and support Shopping Local:

We will be participating again this year in both of these Shop Local programs.  Earn Discounts at our shop, throughout Multnomah Village and greater Portland with these two fun holiday programs.  Golden Tickets starts November 16th and runs through December 31st.  Little Boxes occurs the two days after Thanksgiving from  November 27th and 28th. To learn more about these great Shop Local programs please visit  Golden Tickets and Little Boxes.

Yarn Bowls by Frank Philipps

Yarn Bowls by Frank Philipps