It's So Tweedy
Have you seen our Tweed?Studio Donegal has had a place in our hearts for a long time. Tina has even been to the mill and watched the process of creating this gorgeous yarn. This year our focus is on the Studio Donegal Aran, which isn't really an Aran weight yarn, but a beautiful worsted single that knits up beautifully. With a wide color range, this yarn is fantastic for long-wearing colorwork sweaters and accessories. To see the lovely Aran, click here.
Not to be outdone, Studio Donegal introduced their Darnie fingering weight yarn a few years ago and we fell in love. It's hard to make a good tweed yarn with proper tweed bits and Studio Donegal successfully made gorgeous tweed not only in a plied worsted weight and a worsted weight single, but in a fingering weight yarn. We just adore this yarn. Whether for cables, colorwork, lace, a sweater, a shawl, or a hat, this fingering weight tweed is simply divine. Add a little bit to your knitting list and try this fabulous tweed for yourself. Ready to check out the Darnie yarn? Click here.
Blanket-A-Long with Purly Shell Pirates!!Heather and Danielle, the Purly Shell Pirates, asked if we wanted to host a Temperature Blanket-A-Long and in true BlackSheep fashion, we said yes and no. HAHA! Yes, we will do blankets but they may not be true temperature blankets. Let's be honest, Kelli & Tina like projects that you can complete a little more quickly. However, we love the idea of a Blanket-A-Long so we are joining in.
This is going to be a VERY relaxed Crochet/Knit/Stitch/Tat-a-long that you can join at any time. We have a Facebook group where we can chat and share inspiration. Tina is giving away her Grandma's Flower Afghan pattern to participants and Kelli is giving away her BlackSheep Blanket-A-Long pattern. We will also have kits available in various colors, yarns, and palettes available. Plus, we decided it would be fun to have a stitch-a-long option too. Tina will be stitching a monthly square and you can find those kits here. Kelli is also tatting a temperature table runner and has a free pattern on our Knit/Crochet-a-long page. If this sounds like fun to you, you can join the Facebook Group here or find out more info here.
Winter Lace Conference
Did you hear? Winter Lace Conference is back in person for 2022! Kelli is so excited to be teaching Mediterranean Knotted Lace on Friday and Estonian Lace Knitting Saturday & Sunday. There is still a little room in her classes and plenty of time to sign up, but we hope you'll join Kelli & Tina at the Winter Lace Conference in Costa Mesa, CA for a bit of "BlackSheep on the Road" and some fabulous classes!
In-Person Groups Are Back
If you are local, our in-person groups are back! Join Tina on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm and again on Saturday mornings from 10:30am-12pm for in-person groups. Groups will meet in the shop and must be masked and socially distanced. Please contact Tina (firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-380-8462) to add your name to the contact list for groups so we can stay safe and crafty.
We Talk and Teach Every Week!
Did you know we have giveaways, solicit ideas for "online skill videos," teach, and chat all week? Join Kelli & Tina on the YouTube channel for tutorials, field trips, and chats. Leave a comment or send us an email if you want us to teach something specific. Plus, we post short video tutorials to TikTok on our @blacksheepfiber channel and regularly post to both Instagram and Facebook. Check us out on your favorite medium. (look for blacksheepfiber or blacksheepfiberemporium)
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
634 E Main St
Hillsboro, OR 97124