Ravelry from Top to Bottom

Ravelry from Top to Bottom


Instructor: Debbi Stone

Saturday, April 27, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Are you new to Ravelry or have you had an account for years? With this class we’ll explore everything there is to learn and know about Ravelry and which parts are best for you. We’ll look at your Notebook and learn how to get the most out of it, using Ravelry Pro and other tools. The class is designed so that no matter which device you use to go to Ravelry (computer, tablet or phone) you’ll be able to navigate the inner working of the site and find everything you need!

And once you’ve learned all there is to know about Ravelry, stick around and celebrate Local Yarn Store Day with us! In appreciation of our wonderful customers, we’ll have raffle prizes, free patterns, a “Rigid Heddle-In,” and much more! Come join the fun!

We are pleased to welcome Debbi Stone 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 knitting and technology classes at local yarn shops in the Portland area as well as at Madrona Fiber Arts Festival.

Class Details

Saturday, April 27
1:00 – 4:00 pm (3 hours)
$40 per student

If the minimum class size is not met, the class is subject to cancellation.

This class is taught lecture style. Students should bring whatever device (fully charged) they would like to access Ravelry on, along with paper and pen/pencil for note taking.

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