Rose City Yarn Crawl - March 7-10
This annual celebration of the fiber arts in Portland is held every year starting the first Thursday in March. Join 2019's ten participating local yarn shops for lots of prizes, events, featured yarns, and special patterns. See more about the crawl at rosecityyarncrawl.com.
The RCYC has a Mystery Knit Along and Crochet Along starting January 21. We're recommending Blue Moon Fiber Arts Featherlight for the knit pattern and Hazel Knits Entice for the crochet.
The RCYC created a special commemorative Tote Bag and Enamel Pin for 2019, too. While pre sales via the RCYC have ended, Twisted has a limited number available. We'll have both for sale at Twisted and online during the crawl, too.
Shop all the special goodies celebrating the 2019 crawl, including two special colorways from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, a special colorway from Twine, a new bag from Binkwaffle, plus kits of our featured knit pattern.
Before the crawl, fill out and print your 2019 Rose City Yarn Crawl Passport. Get it stamped at all ten participating shops for a chance to win one of six giant grand prize baskets. Can't visit all ten shops? Not to worry. Sign in at each shop you visit for a chance to win one of that shop's six additional prizes. No purchase necessary!
On top of all that, each shop will have featured patterns that are free with purchase during the crawl. The recommended yarns to make them will be 10% off.
Twisted's stunning featured patterns are The Moon & Other Satellites by Larissa Brown (knit) and Old Growth by Malaika Gabriel (crochet).
Our yarns will be Blue Moon Fiber Arts Featherlight and Socks That Rock Lightweight. Once again this year we're thrilled and lucky that Blue Moon has created two exclusive colors for Twisted to celebrate the RCYC! Shed A Little Light (pale green - inspired by the iconic lampposts in Mt. Tabor Park) and Red Dawn (orange - inspired by the rare deciduous Dawn Redwoods in Laurelhurst Park). These will be available the first day of the crawl.
Kits for our knit pattern will be available starting the first day of the crawl, as well!
The Moon & Other Satellites
by Larissa Brown
by Malaika Gabriel
Wednesday, March 6 ~ Twisted will be closing at 3pm to set up.
Thursday, March 7 ~ 10am-6pm: Sophisticated Beads Pop Up Shop
Artist Lea McWhorter of Sophisticated Beads will share her stunning handmade jewelry in a one-day pop up shop. Be sure to enter her drawing for a chance to win a $30 pair of earrings!
Lea is a local Northwest artist who is dedicated to providing high-quality products to clients. Sophisticated Beads collection provides authentic pieces of jewelry that are well crafted, elegant, and fashion-flexible. These designs are designed and handcrafted by Lea using items from across the globe including semi-precious stones, Austrian Swarovski crystals, pearls, and sterling silver. She offers a large selection of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, watches, and more. image © Sophisticated Beads
Friday, March 8 ~ 10am-6pm: JaMpdx Pop Up Shop
Local artists Jenn and Meghan from JaMpdx will join us to show off their gorgeous, handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramics. Their ceramics will bring extra enjoyment to your crafty life, including yarn bowls, mugs, pints, stitch dishes, and a variety of pretty pottery to decorate your home. New this year: enamel pins!
JaMpdx is the collaboration of Jenn Gauer and Meghan Radick, two friends who have been making functional and decorated ceramics together since 2004. Jenn uses a fine porcelain and throws the pieces on a potter’s wheel, and Meghan decorates them using cake decorating techniques (imagine an actual pastry bag and all the different metal tips, but instead of buttery frosting we use clay). Each bowl, cup or vase feels great and looks elegant—this is art that you are meant to use and enjoy! image © JaMpdx
Friday, March 8 ~ 11am-3pm: Tina Newton from Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Tina Newton - founder, owner, and head dyer of Blue Moon Fiber Arts - will be on hand to answer questions and help you pick colors for your next project.
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Featherlight and Socks That Rock Lightweight are Twisted's featured yarns for the RCYC and will be 10% off during the crawl! Tina created two exclusive colors just for Twisted for this year's RCYC - Shed A Little Light (inspired by Mt. Tabor's Park iconic lampposts) and Red Dawn (inspired by the rare Red Dawn Redwoods in Laurelhurst Park). These colors are highlighted in our featured patterns - The Moon & Other Satellites by Larissa Brown and Old Growth by Malaika Gabriel.image © Tina Newton
Saturday, March 9 ~ 10am-4pm: Knitted Wit Trunk Show
Local dyer Lorajean, owner and founder of Knitted Wit, will bring a vast selection of samples knit in her gorgeous yarns for this trunk show. She'll be on hand to chat color, dyeing techniques, and fiber.
Since 2007, Knitted Wit has explored the myriad ways in which color and fiber play together. Ten years later, Knitted Wit is pleased to offer over 150 colors on 11 yarn bases. Whether you’re looking for yarn for a squishy pair of socks or a treasured heirloom blanket, you can be sure that there’s a Knitted Wit yarn that’s perfect for your project. image © Knitted Wit
Sunday, March 10 ~ 10am-5pm: Larissa Brown Trunk Show
Larissa Brown is a knit wear designer and novelist. She has penned two knitting books - "Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together" and "My Grandmother's Knitting". Her work is features on/in knitty.com, Jane Austen Knits, Knit.1 magazine, and more.
Larissa is also the designer of our RCYC knitting pattern this year! She is inspired by all things in nature as well as how colors play together. She'll have many of her designs and patterns for you to snap up!
Image © Larissa Brown
Thursday, March 7 - Sunday, March 10 ~ 10am-5pm: Charity Yarn Winding Station by One Tail at a Time PDX
Volunteers from One Tail at a Time PDX will be on hand to wind your yarn purchases for donations to their fantastic dog rescue organization. Please note that winding capacity is limited and waits are likely!
OTAT is an all-breed, no-kill dog rescue committed to lowering euthanasia rates through the rescue and adoption of dogs in need; comprehensive support of adopters; and community outreach through humane education programs and assistance for disadvantaged and low-income families. image © OTAT PDX