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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:

Carol Feller

Carol
Feller

February 18, 2024

Join us on an exciting virtual trip around the mills of Ireland!

In her book 'Contemporary Irish Knits', author Carol Feller took readers on a journey through Ireland's yarn mills. Now, she's bringing that journey to life in this engaging talk. We’ll explore the world of Irish yarn production, where each mill has a unique history and types of yarn. Get an inside look into the mills, hear their stories, and find inspiration for your own knitting projects. Did you know that knitting cables and traditional spinning techniques go hand in hand? Carol's passion for cables shines through in her designs, especially when paired with authentic Irish yarn. But our journey doesn't end there - we'll also delve into the resurgence of sheep breeds in Ireland.

No need for homework, just bring your curiosity and join us for an informative session you won't want to miss.

Carol runs Stolen Stitches (https://stolenstitches.com/), a one-stop-shop for our community, enabling knitters to expand their skills in a way that suits them. Through clubs and video workshops we introduce knitters to new techniques with lots of support along the way. Carol trained initially as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer. Both of these backgrounds really show through in her approach to design and knitting. She has been widely published in books and magazines and travels the world teaching in yarn shops and fibre festivals

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, February 18th at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific, 6:00pm GMT

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

Register Here > 

Nancy Bates

Kerry 
Lord

March 3, 2024

Crocheting with Kerry Lord and Edward's Menagerie!
Join Kerry Lord as she introduces the exciting TOFT yarn brand and her latest book, Edward’s Menagerie, the New Edition. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, this special edition features 17 new patterns not found in the original book, as well as 13 revised and perfected patterns. It also includes expanded step-by-step techniques and full lists of yarn colours and quantities. Like her crochet kits, the patterns split into three skill levels, with online video tutorials available for all the techniques used.

Kerry will be flipping through its pages and sharing her design journey over the past decade of working with the double crochet stitch. She’ll also demonstrate some of the basic techniques used throughout her patterns, along with answering any questions you may have. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the world of Edward's Menagerie and unlock your creativity!

Kerry Lord is the founder of TOFT, a British yarn brand that provides luxury wools alongside knitting and crochet designs that are simple, stylish and fun to make. She is also the best-selling author of the popular Edward’s Menagerie amigurumi crochet books, of which there are now thirteen in the range. Determined to get as many people crafting as possible, Kerry has released a range of online video tutorials for the techniques used in her patterns and a huge variety of TOFT knit and crochet kits are available in stores all over the world, from the UK to Australia, the USA and across Europe and Asia. Kerry has taught thousands of people how to crochet and continues to do so through her books, kits and online tutorials.

 

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, March 3rd at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific, 6:00pm GMT

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

 

Register Here >

Summer Lee

Summer Lee

March 17, 2024

The Magic of Sock Knitting!

Join designer Summer Lee as she talks all about her new book, The Sock Project. Summer will be showing us patterns from the book, and sharing her process for writing and developing the book concept. She’ll also be talking (very enthusiastically!) about why sock knitting is magic. From gaining new skills that you can apply to larger projects, to building confidence in color palette selection, sock knitting truly is a wonderful foundation from which you can build and expand your knitting prowess! Summer will share tips & tricks, and do a little demo focusing on colorwork – one thing that trips many of us up with socks! 

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, March 17th 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.

Register Here >

Mary Martin

Mary Martin

April 7, 2024

Discover Fusion & Fission Knitting!

Discover Fusion & Fission Knitting!

Come join us for an exciting Fiberside Chat featuring Mary Martin and learn all about Fusion & Fission Knitting. These are two innovative techniques Mary has developed using slip stitches and holding yarns in a marl to create stunning reversible colourwork fabrics. It is a story of how each development in knitting poses further questions about what is possible and opened the door to the evolution of beautiful designs in these methods. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your knitting knowledge! 

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, April 7th 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 Here > 

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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