Saturday, June 30, 2007

Report on Black Sheep Gathering


The BSG was successful for Gail on many levels. She sold her Angora roving and other fibers well. She added her hand-dyed angora sock yarn to her offerings. We will be carrying more of her angora yarns soon. They are being spun now as we speak at the NEW Silver Falls Spinnery with Cheryl and Lurene up on Quall Rd here in Silverton. We are very proud of them for opening a spinnery. It is so organized, clean and amazing yarns are coming out the other end. 2 great guys from North Carolina who built the spinning machine are here helping them get it all set up. The quality of the yarn is very nice,even,good twist,and there.


Felted ballssss........

Felted balls are silly and fun. We do that at TPD! Use them on bags or scarves as accents or button closures. They come from Be Sweet . We just ordered some beaded felted balls from Frabjous to add to the mix. We also make crazy cool silk shreds,felted balls,and bead necklaces/scarves. I'll show you soon when I get that photo taken.


Our Janey speed knitting.............

So this is Jane Robbins our Secret Knitting Weapon! She knits and designs samples and custom work for The Purl District. We love Jane's work and you will too. We'll show you more examples of her work as we go along. This picture was taken during our Bride's Knight our knitting event. She's multitasking!

Celia Bedelia

David's Lace Shawl

David Hall has been knitting 1 year now and is very proficient at knitting lace cuz he loves the challenge and the beauty. He has knit 3 lace items so far and this is the Christening Shawl for his first granddaughter.

Thanks for checking in with us...

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Black Sheep Gathering

The Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene starting tomorrow from 9-6pm at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene,Or. It goes on from Friday to Sunday with fleece,yarns,animals,spinners and lots to see,eat and do. Our own "Bunny Gail" Smith will be there with her German Angora Rabbit wool to sell in roving,sock yarn undyed,sock yarn,hand-dyed by The Purl District's own dyer,Jennifer Church.

The colors are amazing. There's a new kid's sweater design by The Purl's own Designer,Jane Robbins. It has pale lavenders and cloudy blues with mint green,a v-necked pullover,easy to knit and a joy to behold in all it's angora softness. Jane has also done a way cool,but yes,hot angora sock pattern.

So go see all the fun and then come and visit us again for more reports on how the Black Sheep Gathering went for Gail and her daughter Stacy.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

"Knot So Plain Jane Designs" Wedding / Temple Dress

Another one of Jane's fabulous designs. It is a Wedding/Temple dress and it willl be our featured work in the window at the Purl iDistrict for June. The dress is made with Cascade's 220 wool in bright white. The model, Karen, is the owner of the dress. This is top of the line design work and knitting not to be outdone by any international designer...and it's our own Jane!