Specialty Class: Nuno Felted Neck Warmer

Specialty Class: Nuno Felted Neck Warmer

Come make a Nuno Scarf in this felting class!

Join us for a fun introduction to the popular art of Nuno Felting!

In this one-session class, we’ll create a gorgeous small scarf using merino wool roving and silk fabric. Our instructor, Susan Zenier, will guide us through the steps while helping with color and design choices. The finished neck warmer is sure to be a showstopper – don’t be surprised if your friends and acquaintances ask you to make Nuno scarves for them! And with the knowledge you gain in this class, you can!

The class fee covers the class, plus materials: the silk base and the merino wool roving needed to create one neck warmer. All tools required for the project will be provided in class. As a student, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount on any additional supplies you purchase on the day of the class.

Our class instructor, Susan Zenier, is a passionate artist who works in many media. She has a strong aesthetic for mixing colors successfully to create high-impact results. Susan brings her eye for color and form to this specialty felting class.

Class Details

Instructor: Susan Zenier
$45 per person

This is a one-session class. Please choose one of the following dates:

Friday, May 1
1:00-4:00 pm

Saturday, May 2
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday, May 8
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Saturday, May 9
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Friday, June 5
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 6
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

In the Deep Hue Sea Pop-up Shop

In the Deep Hue Sea Pop-up Shop

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”!

Shaggy Bear Farms Pop-up Shop

Shaggy Bear Farms Pop-up Shop

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

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!

Come check out our Shaggy Bear Pop-up shop.

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.

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 6th
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!

Steph’s yarn was recently featured in Bristol Ivy’s latest book, Knitting Outside the Box: Drape & Fold. “Eponymous,” a fingering weight, 100% superwash merino, was used to knit “Mihara,” a beautiful, origami-style shrug. Once you’ve seen (and felt!) Steph’s yarn, maybe you’ll be inspired to knit your own version of “Mihara”!

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.

Favour Valley Woodworking Pop-up Shop

Favour Valley Woodworking Pop-up Shop

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!