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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:

Summer Lee

 

Francoise Danoy

May 19, 2024

Cultural Craft - Melding Traditions with Creativity

We are thrilled to invite you to an enriching Fiberside Chat with Francoise Danoy! This lecture takes attendees on a journey through the crossroads of cultural preservation and artistic innovation, using Maaori art forms as a lens. The world of fiber arts is vast, with an intricate tapestry of traditions and techniques passed down through generations. But how do we ensure that these traditions are preserved while allowing space for personal creativity? Register now and weave your thread into the ongoing tapestry of fiber arts.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, May 19th 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 >


Yumiko Alexander

June 2, 2024
Experience the Graceful World of DanDoh


Join us this spring as we welcome Yumiko Alexander, the innovative mind behind DanDoh. Discover the story of her journey to becoming a renowned designer and the inspiration behind her exclusive line of Japanese-crafted yarns. Yumiko's designs are a harmonious blend of simple shapes, rich textures, and unique stitch patterns that cater to all body types. Each piece from DanDoh will become your go-to signature wardrobe garment that effortlessly combines simplicity and elegance. Yumiko's creativity doesn't stop there - she aims to unite the knitting community through knit-alongs and intimate retreats, transforming each crafting experience into an enriching artistic journey for all participants. Join us in celebrating artistry, creativity, and community with Yumiko of DanDoh.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, June 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.


Faina Goberstein

June 16, 2024
The Art of Slip Stitch Knitting!

Join Faina Goberstein, a long-time designer, for this in-depth exploration of slip-stitch patterns and the beauty they can add to your knitting. Get inspired to use more of the various slip-stitch combinations that will enrich your knitting skills and add another dimension to your creativity. Faina has classified slip-stitches into 4 different groups: Traditional, Woven, Reversible and Combination. She will describe each type and share numerous swatches that represent endless possibilities! There will also be a demonstration of a slip-stitch tuck and you can choose to work along if you’d like – Homework: Cast on 10 stitches with any size needle and yarn appropriate for that needle, purl one row, knit one row and purl one row. You’ll be ready to go.  Register today for this engaging and informative Chat!

BIO: 
A knitter, teacher, author, and long-time designer, Faina Goberstein fell in love with knitting from the time she made a first knit stitch as a child. Knitting has been tightly entwined with anything that she encountered in her life. Most of all she enjoys the process of creating a beautiful and interesting texture that is later applied to a design in most flattering way.
Faina’s interest in a wide assortment of knitting techniques and stitch patterns that lead to unusual and interesting textures is evident in her designs and topics of her inspirational classes.
Faina is the author of Fresh Slipstitch (Ravelry.com) and the co-author of The Art of Slip Stitch Knitting (2015) and The Art of Seamless Knitting (2013) published by Interweave Press. Her designs often appear in internationally recognized magazines such as Rowan, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Cast-On and in numerous books. Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs.
Faina teaches live at various events around the country and abroad, virtually for Vogue Knitting, Rowan Connect, guilds, and other venues. She has many online classes for sale on Interweave.com and Craftsy.com.
Find out more on Instagram: @faina.go or at www.fgdesignsknits.com

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, June 16th 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. 

Register Here >

Mary Martin

Jennifer Daley

June 30, 2024

Fair Isle Knitting

Join Jennifer Daley on an extraordinary adventure through the textile history and color of Fair Isle knitting. Jennifer will discuss her journey to Fair Isle, Scotland, the historic birthplace of Fair Isle knitting. She will unveil the evolution of Fair Isle knitting, Shetland wool, historic motifs or patterns, color theory, and knitting techniques specific to Fair Isle knitting. This fun and informative Fiberside Chat will integrate traditional Fair Isle knitted fisherman’s keps, designed by Jennifer as Knitting Jenny. Fisherman’s keps are caps or hats of conical shape and colourful design that were once considered a necessity for survival at sea for fishermen and sailors. Today they are an entertaining and interesting way to display the knitter’s skill for design and color. Please join us for this special presentation of Fair Isle knitting!

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, June 30th 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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