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!

2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl Featured Patterns

2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl Featured Patterns

Get These 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl Patterns at Northwest Wools

Our theme for the 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl is “A Walk in the Park,” and it was so much fun coming up with patterns to go with the theme! This year we have something extra special: along with our Featured Knit and Crochet Patterns, we will also offer an “unofficial” Crawl pattern for Weavers! We’ll have Limited Edition Yarn Kits of all three of these items available for sale during the Crawl – or you can get the patterns for free with any Shop purchase during the four days of the Yarn Crawl.

 

2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl Featured Patterns

Birding the Tualatin River Refuge

Designer: Jackie Howard Kraybill

Our Northwest Wools Featured Knit Pattern has you take a walk in a local National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) versus a mere park! Called “Birding the Tualatin River Refuge,” it brings in all elements found in an NWR: water, grasses and trees. Full of interesting textures and patterns, this is a fun three-color knit made with Malabrigo Rios. And to finish it off, we are offering a Limited Edition Bird Shawl Pin from Local Indie Artist Candace Wilson of “One a Kind Buttons.”  So when you’re done knitting your infinity cowl, you can be a true Portlander and “Put a Bird On it”!  Woohoo!

Rooster Rock Mitts

Designer: Tinaka

And for our Northwest Wools Crochet Featured Pattern, we are challenging you to not merely walk, but to climb in this park! Our “Rooster Rock Mitts” pattern features two skeins of Trendsetter New York yarn in striking greens, to inspire your park aspirations. Topped off with a perky flower on the wrist, it will reward your crochet efforts with a very wearable and fun pair of fingerless mitts.

We wish to thank Northwest Wools Alumni Tinaka, who once again created our cool Crochet Pattern.

Sanctuary Shrug

Designer: Peg Silloway

We are excited to be offering a pattern for all of you weavers during this year’s Rose City Yarn Crawl! While it’s “unofficial,” it’s still well designed — and lots of fun to make on either a Rigid Heddle Loom or with a 4-shaft Loom.  And it’s a lovely and versatile piece to wear once completed!

The “Sanctuary Shrug” was created to honor the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, as part of the Yarn Crawl’s “A Walk in the Park” theme for 2019.  It was designed by our Rigid Heddle Weaving Instructor, Peg Silloway. Peg is also well-known in the weaving community as the artistic force behind Silloway Weaving Studio.

All three patterns are free to you during the four days of the Rose City Yarn Crawl with any Shop purchase. Or you can purchase any of the three as a Yarn Kit — which includes the pattern, plus the yarns needed to make the cowl, mitts or shrug. The cowl kit also includes the One of a Kind bird shawl pin, so you’ll be all set to hit the National Wildlife Refuge in style!