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Knitted Lace Along.  Kelli and I are cooking up ways to feel connected and improve our skills while protecting ourselves and loved ones.  On our Facebook group, Lace Knitting for All, we are going to offer 3 levels of lace knit-along activities (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Buy your yarn at BlackSheep and get the pattern free or buy one of the three patterns and use your own yarn.  Either way, we will be on frequently with hints, help, and photos to share and to answer questions. Our suggested yarns are in parentheses. :)

Beginner- Hedy Hat and/or Hedy Cowl (Darnie Yarn)
Intermediate- Key to the Tree Baby Blanket (Blazing Fibers or Lilliput Yarn)
Advanced- Emmer Wheat Shawl (Gleem Yarn)


 
Crochet Along.  Our newest Facebook group is Crochet for All. We chose three patterns for this crochet along from a beginner to an advanced option.  All three are beautiful shawl patterns written by James Strieby.  If you buy the yarn from us you will get the pattern free otherwise you can purchase the pattern and join us with questions, photos, hints, and help. Our suggested yarns are in parentheses. :)

Beginner- As My Wimsey Takes Me (Vivacious 4-Ply Yarn)
Intermediate- Rimsky-Korsakoffee-Cake Shawl (Darnie Yarn)
Advanced- Cadfael Shawlette (Gleem Yarn)



Tat Along.  Kelli loves her tatted lace. If you buy thread or supplies from us, she'll give you the pattern for her Beaded Bracelet & Charms free, otherwise, you can purchase the pattern and join us with questions, photos, hints, and help on our BlackSheep Facebook page.  We suggest Lizbeth size 20, but Perlovka would be pretty too!

Don't forget the free shipping with code "freesheep" to all US addresses and reduced shipping for most of our international customers. Contact us before ordering if you are outside the US (tina@blaksheepatorenco.com).

Weekly Groups!

Join us for some crafting camaraderie on the following days and times:

Tuesday Mornings- 10:30am to 12 pm at Ava Roasteria in Orenco Station in Hillsboro, OR
Thursday Evenings- 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Insomnia Coffee Co in Downtown Hillsboro, OR 
Saturday Mornings- 10:30am to 12pm at Ava Roasteria in Orenco Station in Hillsboro, OR

BlackSheep on Tour Events:

Shuttlebirds Ride Share

Shuttlebird’s 2020 Tatting Days and Workshop is at Ross Point Camp and Conference Center in Idaho.  Are you interested in going?  Contact kelli@blacksheepatorenco.com to see what options we have. BlackSheep will be vending again and we can't wait to share in the fun!

Oregon Flock and Fiber Meet-Up

Let's meet at Oregon Flock and Fiber.  Join the BlackSheep crew on Saturday, September, 26, 2020 at 11am in their booth in the Rabbit Barn.  Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival is September 26-27, 2020

Portland Lace Society Lace Day

Join BlackSheep Fiber Emporium on tour with a pop-up shop for PLS Lace Day in October 2020!
12 Days of Christmas Deals


We love holiday deals and will have 12 days of deals again in 2020.  As usual, we will hold your order (unless specified) until Dec. 26 and ship your order(s) as one.  We will also refund your shipping if you spend $75+ during the 12 Days of Christmas Deals. 

Charity Knitting

All year long we support Doernbecher Children's Hospital with handmade hats. Send your hat from infant to teen size to Tina at 6154 NE Brighton St, Hillsboro, OR 97124 and spread a little cheer to the patients at Doernbecker. (Locals can drop off their hat at one of the weekly meet-ups or arrange a drop off with Tina at home!)

Hats aren't your thing? Try Knitted Knockers, the Welcome Blanket, or Hearts for Portland! Giving back to the community through crafting is an important part of who BlackSheep is! Send your crafted items to BlackSheep for collection. We will send them on to the right charity.

Do you have a charity you like to craft for, but it is not on our list? Contact Tina at tina@blacksheepatorenco.com.