Starlight is thrilled to welcome Portland's own Indie Dye maven, Michele Zatarian of Republic of Wool for a special trunk show! Stop by to say hi to Michele and get your color curated (from the lady who knows color!!) while you peruse her beautiful stock of yarns. She will be at the shop from 10-12pm Saturday, December 2nd and we'll have the trunk show through Sunday (while supplies last).
Starlight is excited to announce that we will have a booth at this years Vogue Knitting Live in Seattle, WA! Don't miss this fun event, and make sure to stop by and say hi!
We are thrilled that the talented and lovely Cory Ellen will be returning to Starlight this fall for a weekend of fun filled workshops! She'll be teaching color theory and how to play with colorful yarns in her super popular Color Play I and Color Play II workshops. She'll also teach a workshop on her incredibly gorgeous shawl pattern, Fireweed. Sign up at the shop or online today!
We can all agree that yarn is pretty much the greatest. We fill our homes and wardrobes and hands with the stuff. Come enjoy an informational talk about what makes the yarn we use so wonderful. We'll discuss fiber and the ways it can be spun. We'll also talk about how different fibers behave when knitted and why there's room in our hearts for them all.
The Hikari trunk show is coming to Starlight! This 5-piece collection is a collaboration between the Fiber Co. and Japanese knitwear designer michiyo. Each garment in this collection is worked up in The Fibre Co.’s Meadow yarn, a textured blend of baby llama, silk, linen and fine Merino wool. Hikari, or ‘light’ in Japanese, is a perfect name for the collection as it represents the lightness of the yarn and the lovely fabric it creates.
Starlight is thrilled to announce our summer knit-along featuring "Saturate" by the lovely Mara Catherine Bryner! Join us for a cast-on party with Mara, There will be brunch snacks to nibble and mimosas to sip while you work your first stitches. As a special promotion, we will give 10% off yarn purchased for this lovely shawl!
Shawl Shape (Redemption) - Join us to discuss the basic anatomy of common shawl shapes and how they're created. This lecture will walk participants through many common shawl shapes and the design conventions that accompany them. Folks who will benefit are knitters who are interested in learning more about these infinitely adaptable projects.
Join us for our annual Kool Aid Dye Day!! We will have dye stations ready for you to make your own custom colorway. Bring your own yarn to dye or we will have plenty on hand to purchase. All ages are welcome and there is no need to sign up, just come ready to get your dye on!
Starlight is thrilled to host two Japanese Temari Embroidery Workshops with Misako Shimomura! This will be her first workshop taught in the US and we are so glad she is coming all the way to Portland to share this gorgeous art form with us. Each workshop will feature a different Temari ball design and includes all the materials and instructions. Sign up while there is still room!
Where do patterns come from? This lecture is the perfect place to start if you're new to working from patterns, if you've ever wondered what it might be like to publish a pattern, or if you want to get better equipped to modify the patterns you work from.
None of us like to be surprised by the result of our (considerable) labor. What are some of the factors that contribute to knitting projects frustrating us? In this lecture we will talk about how to plan well for good outcomes and how to recover from some of the things likely to threaten your knitting bliss. Folks who will benefit are knitters with any skill level who would like to arm themselves against disasters.
Join 6 year olds, June and Hazel for a fun workshop of finger weaving! Learn to make scarves, headbands, bracelets, and more with this easy technique. Bring your yarn, buy yarn on site, or borrow some of our yarn! Donation at the door $2-3 goes to the shop for providing staff and space. Snacks will be provided. Hope to see you all there!
O-wool is coming to Starlight folks! We are so excited to get to host their trunk show for 4 days during the Rose City Yarn Crawl! O-wool's organic and environmentally friendly yarns are lovingly made in Philadelphia by Jocelyn Turney who has a passion animal welfare and environmental sustainability. We know you will fall in love with all of her squishables, just like we have!
Due to popular demand Starlight is hosting a free pussyhat workshop. We will have staff and teachers available to teach you how to knit, crochet, or sew this popular design. We will have a few sewing machines available for those who prefer to sew. We will also have materials available to purchase, however you are welcome to bring your own!