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We know we can always be better listeners, better allies, and better hosts, so we gratefully ask you to share your suggestions for how to help all members of our community feel more at home during our events. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you soon!
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.
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. No purchase necessary!
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!
Plus, each shop will have a featured pattern that is free with purchase during the crawl.
Thursday, March 7 ~ 10am-6pm: Sophisticated Beads Pop Up Shop
Artist Lea McWhorter from 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!
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.
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
Knit/Crochet/Craft Night ~ Thursdays 5-7pm
Join us each Thursday to knit, crochet, spin, weave, and craft together. Bring your own project and the desire to meet new friends!
On the second Thursday of each month, you might want to leave a smidge early to go to the Puddletown Knitters Guild, which meets about 12 blocks away and has speakers starting at 7pm. It's about a 5 minute drive, 10 minute bus ride, or 20 minute walk.
Knit 12 Together - Twisted's Monthly Knit-A-Longs ~ Mondays 5-7pm
Join us for our monthly knit-a-long series, Knit 12 Together. Every month, we feature an accessible, quick, entertaining pattern, and help you find the perfect yarn for it. Check out the full list of upcoming and past k12tog KALs.
Stop by the shop for a cast-on party (we provide cookies!) the first Monday evening of each month. Check back in each Monday after that to see how everyone is progressing. No instruction is provided and no purchase or reservation is needed, though you will need to provide your own project materials.
FEBRUARY CAST ON PARTY: Monday, February 4th 5-7pm
FEBRUARY PROJECT: Great Gams - by Anna Leander - from Twisted.
Use coupon code "k12tog" on Ravelry for a FREE download of this pattern, or on our webstore for a free hard copy (shipping not included)! Both offers good through 2/28/2019.
FEBRUARY RECOMMENDED YARN: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Plushy
Image © Anna Leander
A Sense of Place Trunk Show ~ February 1 - 22
This gorgeous book is a celebration of home curated by Tolt Yarn and Wool. A Sense of Place evokes coziness for the entire family with timeless patterns from the talented Andrea Mowry of DreaReneeKnits. Stop by and visit this snuggle worthy trunk show, featuring 8 garments.
Join us to see:
Full Circle Cowl
Local Roots Slippers
Oxbow Cardigan in Brooklyn Tweed Quarry
Image © Tolt Yarn and Wool
Quince & Co. Shawls 2018 ~ February 18 - March 4
Enjoy five gorgeous shawl designs in the Quince & Co. Shawls 2018 Trunk Show. Designed by Bristol Ivy, Josee Paquin, Andrea Rangel, and Trin-Annelie, we hope you’ll covet these pieces as much as we do.
Quince & Co. does not permit its LYS retail shops to sell Quince yarns online. You can browse our current stock, then drop by, call, or email us to place an order.
Patterns included in the Shawls 2018 collection are available as electronic downloads and print on demand at Twisted as well as directly from Ravelry.
Image © Quince & Co