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April 2019

Discounts For All!

We need some cheer, so let's take 10% off all orders PLUS get free shipping (email us for a discounted international shipping quote) with code "blacksheepcrafttime" through May 31, 2020.  Now is a great time to get started on your Christmas presents and birthday gifts. 

What Do You Want to Learn Today?

How about free patterns?  We have a page with free patterns on it too.  Kelli added some extra ones recently, including the Rosita Shawl above (free until May 1, 2020).  So, if you are looking for a project idea, try our free pattern page. 

We have a section of free technique videos on our website, but we are always looking for ideas about what to add.  Is there a technique you would like to see? Do you want Tina to teach crochet?  Maybe Kelli should teach tatting? Send us an email with suggestions for videos.  ( or

Support Nova Scotia Red Cross

Nova Scotia's recent tragedy has prompted Handmaiden to start a fundraiser for the Nova Scotia Red Cross.  What does this mean for you? Buy a skein of Nova Scotia (there are 30 different bases!) from us*, we will send your order to Handmaiden where it will be dyed to order, then the skein will be shipped straight to you!  Handmaiden is donating $3-5 for every skein and we will match the donation.  Order here.  

*not eligible for discounts

BlackSheep Craft Time!

If you've been waiting to join our virtual craft alongs, there is still time. Kelli blocked the Key to the Tree Baby Blanket on Facebook live and is working on her tatted bracelet and charms. Toni finished her As My Wimsey Takes Me and Tina is still working on her Cadfael because she used a skein of Gleem which has more yardage than called for in the pattern.  Remember, if you buy your yarn at BlackSheep we will give you the pattern for free, buy one of the patterns and use your own yarn, or just join us with whatever you are making.  We would love to see your work, so make sure to tag it (#blacksheepcrafttime).

Don't forget the free shipping on all US orders through May 31!  No code needed.  International customers, email us for a discounted shipping quote. 

Kelli's Savory Irish Soda Bread
I've been baking a ton while I'm home so here is a little recipe for a cheddar, pine nut, and herb loaf.    

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs 
4 oz. medium/sharp cheddar cheese diced in 1/4 inch cubes
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a small cookie sheet.
In a medium-large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. Add the herbs, cheese and pinenuts. Stir again. Run through the dough with your fingers to break apart any diced cheese that has stuck together.
Combine the buttermilk and egg in a measuring cup and stir well with a fork to combine. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the buttermilk and egg. Stir just until all of the flour is incorporated.
This should be a shaggy dough that comes together as you pat it into a ball. If the dough is too wet, dust it with flour to help keep its shape.  
Transfer the loaf to the prepared sheet pan. With a sharp serrated knife and cut an X on top of the loaf.
Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Check Your Account Online

Keep track of your points and rewards online!  Did you know you can create a login and check your points balance through the website?  You can even redeem your rewards through the website. You earn $5 back for every $100 spent.  We may have closed the physical store, but you still earn points and are able to redeem rewards on all purchases (whether from the website or a festival).

Go here to register. :)

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Hillsboro, OR 97124

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