Friday, September 14, 2012

Welcome Back Palace Theater!

From the ashes....
The Palace Theater re-opens after extensive renovations due to a fire that happened in the Spring.  All of us here at The Purl District have been busily knitting an i-cord "rope" for the entrance of the theater which is embellished with a collage of photos of the Palace dating back to the 1930's.

Happenings this week:
We have Pints N Purls This Thursday, 9-20-12 from 6-8pm at 7 Brides Brewery.  Our Special Guest is Terri from Alpaca Prairie in Molalla.

 AbaGayle just finished this beautiful "Not So Warm Coat"!  Great job!There has been a new hatching of owls at The Purl District!  Check them out at also!
Classes this week:  Crochet with Celia on Fridays and Saturdays and Sock Class with Barb.  Wednesday 6-8pm

Friday, April 27, 2012

We've Got Our Beady Eyes On You!

 New Saturday Workshop Offered: 
Knit or Crochet your Mom a Beaded Bracelet for Mother's Day.
Saturday, May 5th 12-2pm.  $20.00 total cost (includes materials).  Pre-registration is required.

We've Got new Yarns in this week:
From HPKY comes a wonderfully soft and colorful Donegal Sock Yarn.

and From ICE Yarns we have an adorable assortment of Baby Flower Yarn.

Things to look forward to this month:  We have another very special guest artist scheduled for Pints and Purls (May 17th 6-8pm)  Samantha from Tessalit Fibers.

I absolutely love kettle-dyed yarns and their soft variations in hue. I've long coveted madelinetosh & Malabrigo; unfortunately for me, I work exclusively with plant fibers, and it's proven difficult to find yarns that meet my specifications.

I decided to learn how to dye, to see if I could emulate the effect on yarns I could knit with. Dyeing plant fibers is a bit more involved than dyeing animal fibers, and requires more chemicals. I wanted to find a way to marry my desire to be environmentally-sensitive with my passion for color. I read up on using natural pigments -- for example, bark shavings, leaves, flowers, seeds -- and dove in head-first. 

The result is some truly lovely yarn -- warm, vibrant tones and a bit of surprise with each batch.  -Samantha. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

I See Felted People!

This Thursday is Pints and Purls! Joan Lockwood will be joining us and bringing with her many of her felted people, animals and other wonderfully fuzzy creations. We meet at 7 Brides from 6-8pm.

New in the shop this week: New Books, New Yarn, New Knitscene! We have a fabulous selection of inspirational materials for your new, or next project.

Silverton's one and only bead shop (Beads 'N' More) is now offering 50% off of all glass beads....Just in time for our Knitting with Beads Class, coming up soon! Gather your size 5 & 6 beads now while they are on sale.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

This month we have a very special Guest Artist. Gretchen Wright will be displaying her beautiful hand-painted shoes, handbags and furniture for show and sell in our shop. Stop in and see a selection of her work or try on some shoes that are sure to put a bit of Spring in your step!

We have a new class schedule out, and a new lunch-time knit-a-long happening on Mondays. We would love for you to join us!

And keep in mind Silverton's Annual Pet-Parade which is coming up on May 19th. Knit something cute for your pet to wear and meet us at the park!

Friday, March 30, 2012

We've Got Class!

New Class Schedule for April has something for everyone!

Choose from a quick-knit "First Sweater" from Lion Brand patterns, a quick and cute summer sock, crochet cloche or entrelac neckwarmer. We will also be continuing our Adult Surprise class. Check our website for dates and times........having trouble choosing?? Take them all!

We also have a fabulous new Knit-a-Long on Monday afternoons. We will be knitting the "Flaming June" summer cardi by Cheryl Niamath. There is no class charge for knit-a-longs, simply purchase your materials from us and join in the fun!

Mark your calendars:
4-3-12 is Men's Knit Night
We are looking for a few good men to join us for an evening of knitting. 6-8pm at the shop.
4-19-12 is Pints and Purls featuring fabulous fiber artist Joan Lockwood. 6-8pm at 7 Brides. Stop in at the shop and get a sneak-peak of her beautifully expressive needle-felted figures.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Everything's Coming Up.....Bunnies?

Bunnies and Bags are springing up all over at The Purl District!

Bet you can't make just one!
We can't get enough of these adorable "Bunny Nuggets", Pattern from . These whimsical little bunnies multiply quickly and use very little yarn. Fast, Fun and Fabulous and the perfect Spring-Break Project!

Speaking of Spring Break...Bring on Spring with these brightly-colored mesh bags from Walker Bag Co. 3 styles to choose from (2 sizes of double-zippered bags, and single-zip pencil case) and come in Tuesday-Friday this week for Spring-Break Knitting School (10am-12pm and 1-3pm) for children and Adults. Cost is $10.00 per session plus materials.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

February's Pints & Purls Special Guest: Blissful Knits

Blissful Knits - Colors blending together in perfect chaos. Raya, of Blissful Knits says:

As a teenager I came across one of my dad's books; it was about Chaos Theory by James Gleick. What I took away from the book is the interconnection between nature and science, and a new appreciation of nature's unpredictability. As my dyeing technique evolved over the last three years I began to see more and more of that chaos theory emerge. Using the low immersion dyeing technique I apply dye in small scale randomness to present large scale, visually pleasing patterns. This is what makes my yarns unique, and easily distinguishable, and are guaranteed to keep you guessing until the last bind off stitch to discover the full spectrum of color in your skein.

Be sure to attend Pints and Purls this month and meet the artist, get your hands on some yarn, and see for yourself what makes Blissful Knits so amazing!