One of a Kind Buttons Pop-up Shop

One of a Kind Buttons Pop-up Shop

Come meet Candace Wilson, the Ceramic Artist behind One of a Kind Buttons. Candace’s buttons, pins and shawl pins are truly unique. She draws all her designs by hand, then creates the stamps to produce these fabulous ceramic items which are truly “one of a kind”!

Sunday, March 10th
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Come and meet Candace Wilson, the ceramic artist behind One of a Kind Buttons, at a one-day Pop-up Shop on Sunday. Candace will have a selection of ceramic buttons, pins, and shawl pins, as well as her popular garden birds and bird ornaments.

We are so pleased Candace created a Limited Edition Shawl Pin for our Shop’s Featured Knit Pattern, allowing us to “Put a Bird on it”!   With the Yarn Crawl’s 2019 theme of “A Walk in the Park” as inspiration, we created a knit design called “Birding the Tualatin River Refuge”.  We wanted a bird shawl pin to support this pattern and knew Candace would create something special! Each of these Knit Pattern Kits will include the yarn and pattern, as well as one of these cute Bird Shawl Pins. Yowza!

Candace draws all her designs by hand, then creates the stamps to produce these fabulous ceramic items – which are truly one of a kind. They make great gifts for your fiber-obsessed friends, as well as wonderful mementos of this year’s crawl!

Favour Valley Woodworking Pop-up Shop

Favour Valley Woodworking Pop-up Shop

Friday, March 8th
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!

Three Fates Yarns Pop-up Shop

Three Fates Yarns Pop-up Shop

Stephania Fregosi, owner of Three Fates Yarn, creates amazing yarn gradients.

Friday, March 8th
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We invite you to join Stephania Fregosi of Three Fates Yarns for a one-day Pop-up Shop on Friday featuring her fabulous yarns and fibers. Steph is an indie dyer from Salem, Oregon, well-known for her use of colors – especially notable in her gradient yarns and fibers. Three Fates offers gradients prepared in single cakes, where long stretches of color blend smoothly from one to the next, as well as packages of multiple gradient skeins.  Some even have sparkles!

The name of Steph’s company, Three Fates, comes from the three Greek goddesses, also known as The Fates or the Moirae. Their names are Lachesis, Clotho and Atrophos, and they are sometimes known as the Spinner, the Weaver and the Cutter. They spin the thread of life, weave it into a tapestry and determine when it’s cut off. What a fitting name for a yarn company!

Stephania Fregosi, owner of Three Fates Yarn, creates amazing yarn gradients.

Knit Two-Color Brioche in the Round

Knit Two-Color Brioche in the Round

Specialty Class with Michele Lee Bernstein, aka PDX Knitterati

Specialty Class with Michele Lee Bernstein, aka PDX Knitterati

Friday, January 18 – SOLD OUT
1:00 – 3:30 pm

Friday, January 25 – SOLD OUT
1:00 – 3:30 pm

Sunday, February 10 – 1 spot left
1:00 – 3:30 pm

We are keeping a wait list in case of cancellations. Please call the shop if you’d like to be added to this list.

We are excited to welcome Michele Lee Bernstein to Northwest Wools in January, to teach her Two-Color Brioche class! If you have been interested in jumping into this fun technique, this class is for you, as it was designed specifically for knitters who are brand-new to brioche.

Michele will teach students how to knit a basic brioche rib with two colors, using her Petite Brioche pattern to begin either a headband or cowl. Michele has designed this class and project to be an easy introduction to brioche. The class will also cover how to fix common mistakes in brioche knitting.

Michele Lee Bernstein has been knitting since her favorite aunt taught her when she was 14. She began designing about 10 years ago, and designed “Rosaria,” the first-ever Mystery Knit-along Shawlette for the Rose City Yarn Crawl in 2014.

“I love designing accessories,” says Michele, “especially if they use one or two skeins of very special yarn. I’m fond of texture (cables, lace, entrelac, elongated stitches) and how interesting techniques can be used to make small objects sing.”

In addition to her design work, Michele also teaches at local yarn shops, fiber festivals and retreats. Her patterns are available on Ravelry.com.

Class Details

“Knit Two-Color Brioche in the Round”

Friday, January 18 – SOLD OUT

Friday, January 25 – SOLD OUT

Sunday, February 10- 1 Spot Left
1:00 – 3:30 pm (2.5 hours)
$35 per student

Class size is limited to 10, 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

  • Heavy worsted or Aran-weight yarn, one light-colored and one dark-colored, 100 yards each
  • 16-inch US 6 circular needle (no magic loop or DPNs for first-time brioche, please)
  • One stitch marker for beginning of round
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!