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We’ve posted about Yarnia before, but this Portland gem deserves another mention. While visiting crafty family in Portland, I was instructed that I simply had to visit Yarnia during my stay. Proprietress Lindsey Ross offers a unique take on yarn shopping, and the possibilities are mind-boggling. Enter and find shelves of single-filament yarn in a dizzying array of colors and fibers, and you’re instructed to select your favorites to construct a single yarn. Examples are provided for ideas about building up a certain weight and feel by combining cotton with wool or bamboo or rayon of silvery metallics. Lindsey then winds your selections together onto one cone and you walk out with a yarn that is totally your own. Pictured above is my creation with two parts wool, one part cashmere, and two parts cotton.

Yarnia

4183 SE Division Street

Portland, OR 97202

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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