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Live Videos, New Knit-A-Long, and Thank You!

June 2020

Facebook Live Streams and Videos on Youtube

Kelli and Tina have upped their online game by holding Facebook livestream sessions on Facebook and video tutorials on our Youtube channel.  You can talk directly with Tina or Kelli if you show up to the BlackSheep FaceBook Page on Mon, Wed, and Fri around Noon-1pm Oregon Time.  If you miss these we put many of them up afterwards on our YouTube channel.

In each live stream we teach a quick tutorial.  So far we have blocked, taught some basic tattings skills, colorwork, lace-techniques, adding beads to your knit/crochet, and more.  On Friday’s YouTube channel Tina is going to talk about knitting needles: what brand/styles are the best for your individual needs and knitting style.   

Binn Ghulbain Shrug Knit Along

Tina is holding a Binn Ghulbain knit along on the BlackSheep Youtube Channel.  If you want to get your kit or pattern you can knit along!  We have already covered knitting the cable strip (and how to read cable charts).  Next week we will pick up stitches and start knitting down for the bottom half of the shrug.  Thereafter every 2 weeks another part of the shrug process will go onto the channel.  I highly recommend following the channel so you know when new videos are uploaded.


We are so thankful to all of you who have pre-ordered our Kiriki embroidery kitsHandmaiden Yarns and Estonian knitting books.  All of these items have been shipped and are on their way to us (or you directly from Handmaiden Yarns).  Your support and trust means the world to us as we all get through these days of social distancing.

We Are Slowly Opening*

Oregon will soon enter stage 2 of opening back up.  We are still cautiously staying apart but on nice days Tina has begun to meet with a few people at Central Park in Orenco Station.  Weather permitting our Knit Groups can resume.  Starting on Saturday Tina will be at Central Park with her crafting in tow to join up with others.

If it is warm enough but spitting a bit of rain we can hang under the gazebo on the south end of the park.  If it is warm and sunny anywhere on the lawn or near the park benches is fine.

Bring your current crafting project, a chair and a beverage/snack to Central Park at Orenco Station on the following days/times:

Tuesday-Tues. 10:30-noon

First Wed of the month-1:00pm-3pm



*Photo from BC (Before Corona) and also from a few years ago!

2020 Slow Yarn Crawl

It's back!  We are "couch crawling" with online purchases throughout the summer.  Once things open up, you may still travel to the stores to receive your passport stamps. BlackSheep is even participating as a donor.  We're having extra drawings for any purchases by crawlers during the Slow Yarn Crawl.  For more info, check out our Events page at BlackSheep or go to the Slow Crawl website


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. :)

BlackSheep Fiber Emporium
6154 NE Brighton St
Hillsboro, OR 97124

By Appointment Only!
(Email Tina to set up an appointment-