Friday, February 7
1:00 – 6:00 pm
Join us for an exclusive look at Rowan’s latest design line. MODE at Rowan is a new collection that highlights Rowan’s modern takes on classic pieces. The models are presented in soft, neutral tones so you can imagine how they’ll look on you in your favorite colors.
These designs are super wearable, and supremely knittable, too! The MODE pattern book shows all 18 designs combined in a variety of ensembles, so you can plan a whole Rowan MODE outfit. These are all so cool, you will want to sit down with your needles and start knitting immediately!
In addition to the main MODE pattern book, we also have a limited supply of mini pattern collections featuring MODE designs (pictured below). These booklets are free with the purchase of yarn to knit one of the four projects featured inside. True to the MODE design aesthetic, these patterns are beautifully wearable pieces. Come get yours while supplies last!
And we’ll see you on February 7th, to see and feel these gorgeous garments in person!
Come and meet Candace Wilson, the ceramic artist behind One of a Kind Buttons. Many of you know Candace from her beautiful buttons and shawl pins. Along with those, this year Candace will be showcasing her unique ceramic gift items. These are quite lovely and related to the you as a fiber artist. They also make great gift items for the yarn junkies on your list!
Candace draws all her designs by hand, then creates the stamps to produce these fabulous ceramic items – which are truly one of a kind. So this is your chance to find that perfect little something from One of a Kind Buttons!
Meet Wendy Hanson 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. And many of these are “rescue animals”! So your purchases not only support Wendy, but also all of these wonderful animals she has saved. Yowza!
Wendy knows all 400+ of her animals by name and sings to them as she shears them! She even has a one legged duck that lives in her bathtub and suggests new yarn colors.
Shaggy Bear Farms creates many lovely yarns and roving with unique fiber combinations – some from rare breeds! Come check out all of the many fiber combinations in Wendy’s yarns and fibers, and meet Wendy herself. You will leave knowing a lot more about the life of a small independent farmer and dyer and her many breeds of animals.
We invite you to join Stephania Fregosi, of Three Fates Yarns, an Indie Dyer from Salem, Oregon, for a trunk show featuring her fabulous yarns and fibers. Steph is well known for her use of colors – especially notable in her gradient yarns and fibers. Gradient yarns are in single skeins or packaged in smaller bundles.
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. Isn’t this a great company name for a yarn company?!
Steph has created custom dyed yarns for our RCYC Featured Knit Pattern. Yowza! The yarns are mini-skeins in an assortment of colors that reflect our Rose City Yarn Crawl theme of “Waterways”. We are excited and pleased to be able to offer you these limited edition yarns in a special kit available only during the Rose City Yarn Crawl. Thanks Stephania!
Mosaic Moon is a small, artisan hand-dyed yarn and fiber business located in Ashland, Oregon. Started by Morwenna Palmehn in 2003, Mosaic Moon has grown from a small custom-knitting business to become a top hand-dyer in the Indie Dyed yarn and fiber world. We find her colorways soft and lovely, just like her yarns!
Morwenna’s whole family is involved in the business–she does all of the dyeing while her husband David mixes dyes, rinses, spins out and dries the wool. Their teen-aged sons do all of the yarn winding/skeining, while all four of the older kids take turns reskeining and labeling. Morwenna’s Mom does the bookkeeping, and applies her expert penmanship to each label. It’s truly a family fiber affair!