Grand Opening in Portland, Oregon... the full story!
OPULENT FIBERS MOVES TO PORTLAND’S HISTORIC FORD BUILDING
GRAND OPENING Feb 1, 2013Contact: Kristy Kun, owner/operator (707) 845-5348Opulent Fibers2505 SE 11th Ave., Ste. B04Portland, OR 97202Retail hours weekdays 9am to 4pm and by appointment
Opulent Fibers, a leading U.S. distributor of luxury fibers and fiber arts supplies, has expanded their Milwaukie, Oregon warehouse/studio to the historic Ford Building, the hub of SE Division’s Hosford Abernathy neighborhood, a revitalized residential and creative enclave for artisan industry, foods, and the arts.
During the last several months, Opulent Fibers has added several new lines to our collection. We have reached across oceans with our partners at Dyeing House Gallery (Italy) and kept pace with their growth and the demand of our customers for only the finest selection of colors and fibers. With this expansion, Opulent Fibers will grow into a destination for fiber artists in the Pacific Northwest, by offering an expansive inventory of fibers for retail and bulk purchases, offering basic instruction and master classes, hosting guild meetings and events with distinguished artists, and arranging fiber exhibitions.
Our goal is to provide the finest dyed fibers and supplies to felters and spinners. Walk-in customers will find the widest selection of fibers and colors in the entire U.S. Our collection of dyed roving (tops) includes 19µ Merino, Tussah Silk, Merino/Tussah blends, Cashmere, Hemp and Linen. Carded Merino, Needle-felting blends; pre-felt and silk fabrics are available as well. As always, customers are welcome to purchase as little as a single ounce per color or may take advantage of bulk discounts starting at just 8 oz.
OPULENT FIBERS GRAND OPENING COINCIDES WITH FIRST FRIDAY AT THE FORD
In its eleventh year of Portland’s SE Area First Friday Art Walk, the Ford Building is the center attraction. The 1919 Ford Building was once an actual Ford Model-T assembly plant and showroom separated by SE 12th Street at Division. The plant and showroom were connected underground by tunnels and supplied by rail and surrounded by streetcars. Today, the building showcases an “array of creative offices, retail stores, and artists studios in addition to Gallery Homeland and the Ford Food + Drink Café.”
JOIN US FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF OUR NEW WAREHOUSE/STUDIO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Festivities will run through business hours, but evening events (5pm-7pm) will be lively and mesh with the First Friday at the Ford- open studios, for gallery tours, live entertainment, refreshments, and yes, FUN!