Portland Craft Community Rallies Around Beloved Thrift Store

Craft & Design

A group of Portland, Oregon crafters have joined forces in support of their favorite craft thrift store, The Knittn’ Kitten, which is struggling in the sluggish economy and is in danger of closing. Over the next two months, various crafters will be creating and offering free patterns for projects that can be created with things found at the Knittn’ Kitten. Contributors include Diane Gilleland, Susan Beal, Teresa Sullivan, Joey Groendes, Christine Blystone, Lee Meredith and Bridget Benton. I recently blogged about my adventures at The Knittn’ Kitten, and I know Portland wouldn’t be the same with out it. Be sure to follow the projects at each of the crafter’s blogs. You can also check out the Knittn’ Kitten Flickr pool, where folks are uploading pictures of the treasures they’ve found at the Kitten. Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Portland Craft Community Rallies Around Beloved Thrift Store

  1. Edelweiss says:

    I applaud these crafters in Portland for not just bemoaning the troubles of a wonderful store, but for coming to the rescue! Way to go!

  2. Kate Perry says:

    I just stopped at the Knittin’ Kitten today on my lunch break. I fought beautiful bright yellow buttons, an owl crewel embroidery kit, and an aqua plaid dressmaker’s ham. There are so many neat craft items in this store, and they are all very inexpensive! Anyone local to the Portland, OR area should check this shop out.

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