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Fiberside Chats!

   
Fiberside Chats are one-hour Zoom sessions with special guests who give us a peek into their creative world. 
Launched in May 202o by the Longmont Yarn Shoppe, joined by a group of 30 collaborating shops (Craftworks among them), Fiberside Chats feature some of our favorite designers and creators. They discuss their unique path, creative processes, favorite techniques, latest projects, or whatever is inspiring them now.
There will be opportunity for Q&A & other fun surprises like giveaways & pattern discounts for those who join!

Can't make the day/time??  No worries most of our presenters are allowing us to 
record their presentation - at which time it will be available for you to watch for 7 days! 

 

 Upcoming Guests

Toni Lipsey
March 19th, 2023

A Blanket You'll Treasure Forever!

Are you looking for a creative and fun way to document your year? Well, look no further: Learn the in's and out's of creating your very own temperature blanket with crochet designer + educator Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts. From yarn and color selection to picking the perfect blanket pattern and how to stay motivated Toni will make sure you have all the knowledge you need to get going on this year-long journey. Toni’s also sharing her top tips for personalizing your blanket and branching out from the classic afghan. Don’t wait any longer---register today and get ready to document your year in yarn!

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, March 19th at 3:00pm Eastern, 2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, 12:00pm Pacific

THIS CHAT WILL BE RECORDED

Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it.

Natasja Hornby

Natasja Hornby
April 2, 2023

Stunning Mosaic Projects

Have you found yourself captivated by beautiful mosaic knitwear designs and are curious to learn more about how to create stunning mosaic projects for yourself? If so, you’re invited to join us in a fascinating Fiberside Chat with knitwear designer, Natasja Hornby, as she discusses her exploration of the mosaic knitting technique and provides hands-on instruction to help you create your own mosaic works of art.

During the presentation portion, Natasja will provide a brief history of mosaic knitting. With this background knowledge, we will see how Natasja uses shawls as her muse to explore the infinite mosaic possibilities, and expand upon the basics, to design what she fittingly refers to as her ‘Grand Mosaic Shawls’. The story behind her design inspiration will take us to the beautiful city of Marrakech (Morocco), with its rich heritage in colorful textiles. Finally, Natasja will share samples of her stunning Grand Mosaic Shawl designs and elaborate more on the practical side of things, like choosing yarn, colors and reading the mosaic charts.

If you’re the hands-on type, you are welcome to knit along with Natasja’s mosaic demonstration. In order to do so, you will need a few materials and to complete a small bit of knitting beforehand. The materials include: a light-colored and a dark-colored DK weight yarn - a few yards of each knitting needles in a size to match your chosen yarn. In order to get right into knitting the mosaic technique, a small knitting set-up will need to be done prior to the demonstration. With the light-colored yarn, CO 13 stitches and knit 3 rows. Once that is completed, you are ready for our knit along!

Natasja lives in Amsterdam and spends most of her non-knitting time on photography, visiting galleries, museums, and enjoying all of the cultural and culinary indulgences the amazing city of Amsterdam has to offer. Her work has been featured in Laine, Amirisu, Knit Now, and the Dutch crafting magazine, Handwerken zonder Grenzen. Visit the About page on Natasja's website to get to know her better at her website, Moonstruck Knits.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, April 2nd at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific

THIS CHAT WILL BE RECORDED

Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it.

Register Now!

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Justyna Lorkowska
April 16th, 2023

Knitted-On Borders - A Perfect Finish!

They can be simple or intricate, lacy or cabled—your choice—one thing is sure: knitted-on borders give a unique touch to a shawl. This Chat with Justyna Lorkowska will focus on how to attach knitted-on borders to a variety of shawl types (and garments!), how to create your own border pattern, and how to determine the amount of yarn you’ll need. Learn how to make your shawl one of a kind!

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, April 16th at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific

THIS CHAT WILL BE RECORDED

Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it.

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Anna Hrachovec
April 30th, 2023

Come and visit Mochimochi Land!

Play is essential to creativity and problem solving, and knitting toys is so much more than kid stuff! Join Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochi Land as she brings you on a tour of her playful knitted world—a world that started with gifts for friends and has evolved into art installations, children’s books, and even a forthcoming television show. Anna will share how she takes an idea from sketch to finished creature in a matter of hours, along with her top tips for toy knitting. Plus, she’ll leave you with inspiration and ideas for making your wooly friends come to life using stop-motion animation. 

Anna Hrachovec is a Chicago-based designer and artist who loves to knit little creatures. Just about everything is more fun in tiny knitted form, so she’s inspired by everything! Under her designer brand, Mochimochi Land, Anna has created hundreds (and hundreds!) of knitting patterns that can be found in books and on her website (mochimochiland.com) and Ravelry. When she’s not making cute stuff out of yarn, Anna is busy making stop-motion animations with her woolly friends. Her heart-knitting gnome is one of the most widely shared GIFs in the world.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, April 30th at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific

This Fiberside Chat will be recorded - a link to the recording will be available for one week and shared with registered attendees only. 

Fees & Registration


Each meet-up will have a $20 registration fee, with proceeds supporting our special guests. Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it.  The link to watch the presentation after-the-fact will be sent right after the 'Chat'. 

 

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