Saturday, September 13, 2008

Knit and Crochet Fall show

The Knit and Crochet fall show 2008 sponsored by Crochet Guild of America CGOA and The Knitting Guild Association TKGA is happening now at the Oregon Convention Center.

I visited the vender booths yesterday. Lace knitting is popular this year. There were lots of yarns, needles, examples and instructions for lace knitting. I was very impressed by the examples that I saw, especially the lace knit doilies.

Stop by Teresa Ruch’s booth. She does beautiful hand dyed yarns. She uses many different fibers from rayon, tencel to bamboo.

Save the Children has a booth. They are running a campaign called Knit one, save one, to promote knitting and crochet hats for babies. Pick up a brochure with instructions at the Save the Children booth. They request that the hats be made from any yarn but wool. Use up your non wool bits of yarn.

At the many vender booths I found lots of pretty yarns to choose from to add to my stash.

Shopping hours 10am to 6 pm Saturday September 13, 2008 and 10 am to 3 pm Sunday September 14, 2008. Ten dollar admission. Two dollars off discount tickets available on their web page.

Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Portland. On the Max line.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

First Thursday Art Walk September 4, 2008

One of the events tonight is the opening of PICA’s Time based art festival. TBA:08 opens Thursday Sept 4, 2008 at 8 pm

8:30 pm Anna Halprin Blank Placard Happening meet in PNCA Commons
9:00 pm Opening Night at THE WORKS at Leftbank including TBA:08 ON SIGHT

p:ear has moved into a new building. See them at 388 NW 6th and Flanders.

While in the neighborhood go by the Everett street lofts.

Blackfish is showing Michael Knutson, Enfolding fields. See his use of geometry in his art work. 420 NW Ninth ave

Fabric Depot

Fabric Depot’s last 40% off sale

Friday and Saturday September 12 and 13, 2008. The next sales will be 35% off all fabric and 25% off everything else in the store. Currently everything in the store is 30% off until September 16, 2008. Plan to stock up on the last 40% off all fabric sale. They have lots of holiday fabric in stock.

700 SE 122nd Ave Portland, Oregon 97233