Russia Trip Slideshow and Talk by Irina Blizzard

We hope you’ll join us for an informal slideshow and presentation from our owner Irina Blizzard from her recent trip back to Russia. She will have her lovely pictures to show and some fiber arts goodies to show off. This is a great opportunity to catch up with the lovely Irina and see some beautiful photos of an amazingly varied countryside! We’ll start at 1:00 PM on Sunday the 31st of July and will go until roughly 2:00 pm.


Abstract Fiber Trunk Show Second Weekend in June

Choose from a large selection of beautiful Abstract Fiber yarn and fiber. Susan will have fingering and lace, plus double skeins of our popular sport/DK yarns. Spinners and felters can choose from a wide variety of fiber blends and new colors. She also will bring plenty of samples to inspire you.

Saturday June 11, 10-6pm
Sunday June 12, 12-6pm

Ideas for gradient shawls

Not sure what to knit from our lush gradient balls and kits, we’ve compiled a list just for you!

Pattern Ideas for Knit Gradient Shawls with One Ball

Zaggity by Taiga Hilliard Designs
La Manga by Anniken Allis
Dangling Conversation by Mindy Ross
Nerida by Kelly Forster (Beads)
Satine by Jaala Spiro
Come What May by Susan B Anderson (Beads)
Alleviate by Gabriella Henry
Speranza by Emma Fassio
Gradient Shawl Collection by Jen Lucas
Vitruvian by Karalee Harding
Terraform by Cheri McEwan
Spearmint Tea by Kateryna Golovanova
Toroni by Huelo Dunn-Estebanez
Crazy Chicken by Editch Filzhof
Fall of Leaves by Stephanie Hogendoorn
Queen of Hearts by Valerie Johnson
Waves of Love by Carle’ Dehning
Circe’s Revenge by Awilda B.
Crow Prints Shawl By Brook A Campbell
Magnolia Mini Shawl by Hiroko Payne / The Hare and the Crow
Anisoptera by Kate Poe (Beads)
Artesianby Rosemary (Romi) Hill

Crochet Patterns Using One Ball

Phoenix Flames Cowl by Laurinda Reddig
Over the Willamette Jenn Wolfe Kaiser
Transformation Shawl by Crochet Kitten
Heart Lace Infinity Scarf by Deja Jetmir
Belle Epoque Shawl By Kira Dulaney
Spring Sunshine Shawl by Rohn Strong
Fern Frond Scarf By Darla J. Fanton

More than one skein (Generally 1 skein gradient and 1 skein solid)

Pacific Rim Shawl by Esther Chandler (Crochet)
Knockout Round by Ann Weaver
Leftie by Martina Behm
Daybreak by Stephen West
Sea Dragon Shawl by Ambah O’Brien
Spectra By Stephen West
Aisling by Justyna Lorkowska

Needle felted sheep

Class description: Come start your own flock by needle felting your first sheep. We will go over basics of three dimensional needle felting, including using an armature. You’ll leave class with a little pal able to strike a sheepish pose. Level of difficulty: Beginner Skills students must already know: None Pattern/Source: None Supplies Recommended: Felting needles in coarse and fine gauges, A needlefelting pad or brush, small sharp scissors, Fiber colors for the sheep’s body, legs, and eyes. Optional: Needle felting tools, other fibers. Homework: None Notes: Fiber trends needle felting starter kit is a great fit if you have a favorite breed of sheep, bring in images. Minimum/maximum # of students: 2/8

Price: $25.00 Teacher: Eden Scheans
Dates/Times: Saturday, June 11, 10am-12 noon

Custom Fit Introduction and Measurement Session

Ready to start knitting your first sweater or your first CustomFit sweater? Come learn how CustomFit works to create y a beautiful sweater that is going to fit you just as you’d like it to fit. Topics covered include: yarn selection, swatching, picking a shape that work for you, selecting a pattern, and preparing for and scheduling your private measurement session.

Price: $35 (which includes your first CustomFit pattern)
Saturday, June 4th, 2:00 – 3:30

Magnolia Market Bag

Ideal for beginners, this handy tote shows off your fancy new stitch combinations and makes a perfect portable spring knitting project. Magnolia is worked in the round from the top down in soft cotton. Stitches taught in this class include: Stockinette, Garter, Moss, & Basketweave. Supplies: 400-500 yrds. DK weight cotton, 24″ Circ US 6 needle.
Pattern free on Ravelry:

Price: $35.00 Teacher: Nancy Erckenbrack
Saturday, June 4, 2016 10am – 12 noon

Learn to Knit with Nancy Erckenbrack

Saturday May 7th 1-3 pm brings a learn to knit class with our store darling, Nancy Erckenbrack. In this 2 hour class you will learn how to cast on and how to do Knit Stitch. It’s all you need to know so you start making your own scarf! No knitting experience required.

Supplies needed: Needles: US 7 or 8, straight or circular.
Yarn: 400 yards of any worsted yarn if you decide to make a scarf.
Pattern Source: will be provided in class.

Spinning II with Sari Peterson

Ready to take your spinning to the next level? If you have taken our beginning spinning class and want to add to your skills, this is the class for you! Open to both wheel and spindle spinners, we will review and work on our spinning techniques, try different plying methods, look at different ways to prepare fiber and, if time allows, play with color/fiber blending on a drum carder. Class size: 2/6.

Beginning Spinning II
Price: $55 + $15 material fee (payable to instructor), Teacher: Sari Peterson, Date/Times: May 14th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Beginning Spinning on a Wheel with Sari Peterson

Join us for two hours of magic on Tuesday the 10th from 5pm to 7pm! Learn to spin wool into yarn and take your fiber craft to whatever level you wish. Custom colors and textures are at your fingertips when you sit down to your wheel. Join us for two hours of fun and camaraderie as you learn the skills to make your yarn your way.

Supplies needed: Spinning Wheel (you may use one in the shop), 4-8 oz of roving – Blue Face Leicester (preferred), Polworth, or Coopsworth. Fiber is available for purchase.

Drop Spindling with Sari Peterson

Tuesday May 10th brings back our Beginning Drop Spindling class with Sari Peterson.

Before there were spinning wheels, folks used a weighted stick to create yarn. Today’s drop spindles come in a variety of materials, shapes and sizes. This very portable tool lets you take your spinning just about anywhere. Join us for this two hour class and learn to make your own custom, one-of-a-kind yarn. Sari Peterson has been spinning yarn for 10 years and teaching for the last 5. She enjoys playing with fiber in all its forms and likes nothing more than to share her fiber therapy with others.

Supplies needed: Drop Spindle (you may use one in the shop), 4 oz of roving – Blue Face Leicester (preferred), Polworth, or Coopsworth. Fiber is available for purchase at Blizzard Yarn and Fiber.