Fiber Tour Stop 2 – Pearl Fiber ArtsBy
The second fiber shop we visited in Portland is an adorable store tucked away in the très-cool Pearl neighbourhood, called, appropriately, Pearl Fiber Arts.
I was greeted by the super friendly Cindy, who showed me around the product-packed store, highlighting the local yarns and fibers when my eyes alighted upon the coolest stuff. They have a shelf full of bags that contain luxury, undyed, roving.
This aligns perfectly with my increasing need to control every step of my own creative process. I want to dye the fiber myself, then spin it, and then knit/weave it. Clearly, I’m a lot more ‘process’ than I used to be, why else go out of my way to make the process three times longer than needed?
I bought 3 bags (4 oz. each) of fiber. One was a super wash panda, one is a camel-silk and one is a merino-silk. I have successfully dyed all three (more on that later!) and will be emailing Cindy to see if she can ship me more.
I also loaded up on some books and some presents for the girls (project bags). Pearl Fiber Arts was a very good find indeed. If you find yourself in the Portland area I definitely recommend checking them out!
Well, panda roving sounds interesting! I don’t spin, but I still love seeing roving and spinning and dying and all that :) Looking forward to seeing what you did with it
This looks like a lovely little shop! The pic of the roving made my little spinning heart go pitter pat.
Luv all your wonderful photos! Cindy is just the best! She has helped save my knitting so many times I can’t even count them.
Thanks for visiting and for the lovely write-up! I’m really enjoying all your photographs, too. :)
Yarn porn! What yummy colors! Thanks for sharing your trip with us through your photos; It’s nice to see all these sweet images.