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!