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!
Habu Textiles Trunk Show: Noon – 6pm &
Habu Yarn Tasting: 7pm – 8pm
Both events are happening at Northwest Wools on First Friday, February 2nd.
Habu Textiles Trunk Show: 12pm-6pm
We are excited and pleased to be hosting Takako Ueki, owner of Habu Textiles, here at Northwest Wools. We have been hoping to do so for many years and finally got the opportunity now that Takako has moved Habu Textiles to Portland! Yowza! Is this great news or what?
We find the unique, daring and playful yarns of Habu inspirational. We have created many wonderful shop models from her fabulous yarns and are always looking for new, cool things to make with them. We can’t wait to see all her new creations!
Takako will be bringing many sample garments and accessories to her Trunk Show. These sample items will allow you to see the breadth of her unique yarns which are amazing! We here at Northwest Wools carry many of her yarns, and we just don’t have the room to carry everything (though we sure wish we did!). So this is your chance to see how her other yarns work into finished items. You can even try these sample items on and see how they are made for even more inspiration! Yowza!
So we hope you won’t miss this rare opportunity and will stop by during the Trunk Show to get inspired with some of Habu’s fabulous textural yarns!
Habu Textiles Yarn Tasting: 7pm-8pm
This is a super special event and I am already salivating! I haven’t had a chance to try all of these unique yarns yet, so I’m dying to get them on my needle. Yowza!
Please join us in this very special Habu Textiles Yarn Tasting
Please join us to learn more about how these yarns are made directly from the owner and creative force behind Habu Textiles. This is a very rare opportunity to try out these unique yarns under Takako’s direction. Takako will be putting together special Habu Textile Yarn Bags for us which will include samples of many of her unique yarns. These yarn bags will only be available for purchase for $20 during the Yarn Tasting. This is an amazing value to sample these wonderful yarns!
Reserve Your Spot!
To reserve your spot for the evening Yarn Tasting, please contact Northwest Wools in advance by calling 503-244-5024 or stop by in person. Reservations are $10 per attendee and can be paid by credit card, cash or check payable to Northwest Wools. Wine, soda water and light refreshments will be provided.
What a wonderful First Friday Event! We are in yarn heaven…hope you can join us!