Yarn Crawl Pop-up Shops
We’re excited to showcase these local Oregon Indie Dyers and help support their businesses!
As the Crawl has made the decision to go Virtual for 2021, we’ve found some new ways to continue to support these Local Fiberistas. We’ll feature some of their products both online and in our Brick & Mortar shop, so you can browse their products in whichever manner is more comfortable for you.
Please note, for safety reasons we are only able to allow 1 Yarn Crawler at a time into our Pop-up Shop room (our Classroom). To ensure everyone’s safety, these Indie Artists will not be joining us in person this year.
Shaggy Bear Farms
March 4 – 14
Yes, you read that right: Shaggy Bear Farms will be in our Brick & Mortar Shop for the entire Crawl! Wendy will be bringing a whole room full of all of the goodies she usually has, and you’ll have 8 days to look them over and choose your favorite.
We’ll also be featuring some of Wendy’s gorgeous yarns in our Online Store. Be sure to take a look and see which skeins you just can’t live without!
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’s HUGE 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: There will be lots of undyed roving from Wendy’s unique breeds – including several Heritage breeds. This is a great opportunity to stock up on your favorite fibers!
March 4 – 14
We always enjoy seeing what new color combinations Mosaic Moon has come up with! And for this year’s Crawl, she’s created a special custom color series just for Northwest Wools!
In honor of our March event, Morwenna has created the “March Girls” color series, inspired by the March sisters of Little Women. They’ll be available in her most popular yarn bases, and we’ll have them for sale in our Brick & Mortar Shop as well as in our Online Store. While we aren’t able to showcase the roomful of yarns and fibers she usually brings due to the pandemic, we are excited we can still support her through this special colorway! And if you want to see – and purchase – her full range of yarns, you can jump on over to her website!
Started by Morwenna Palmehn of Ashland, Oregon, 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 all love her beautiful — and softly yummy — yarns!
Morwenna’s whole family is involved in the business – she does all the dyeing while her husband David mixes dyes, rinses, spins and dries the wool. Their teenaged sons do all the yarn winding/skeining, while all four of the older kids take turns re-skeining and labeling. Morwenna’s mom does the bookkeeping, and applies her expert penmanship to each label. It’s truly a family fiber affair!
Three Fates Yarns
March 4 – 14
Steph of Three Fates Yarns has some special things in store for us this Yarn Crawl! She’ll be featuring her new hand-dyed Double Sock Blanks in our Brick & Mortar Shop, which can be used to create two identical socks. Or hold both strands together to approximate a DK-weight yarn for cowls, shawls or whatever you can think of. How fun is that?
Steph will also use her extraordinary color sense to create a brand-new colorway for her Aurai sock-weight yarn. This super-soft base is a blend of merino, yak and nylon. We’ll feature this special new yarn in our Online Store. We can’t wait to see what Steph comes up with! And if you want to see – and buy – more of the beautiful yarns and fibers Steph creates, just hop on over to her Three Fates website!
The name of Steph’s company, Three Fates, comes from the three Greek goddesses, also known as The Fates or the Moirae. 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!
Grateful for these wonderful Oregon Fiber Artists:
While our Pop-up Shops will be different than year’s past due to the Pandemic, we are pleased we can still support these three talented Oregon Fiber Artists. We’re so excited to see what these Indie Dyers have in store for us – and hope you will check them out during the Virtual Rose City Yarn Crawl via our Online Store! We will also continue with our pandemic protocols for our Brick & Mortar Shop and letting Crawlers safely into our Classroom to see these Pop-up Shop offerings. And in a year where so many Fiber Festivals have been canceled, we’re happy to be able to support them — so they can keep supplying us with the unique yarns and fibers we love!