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Fiberside Chats!

Craftworks is joining Longmont Yarn Shoppe and other yarn shops for Fiberside Chats:
a series of online gatherings with some of our favorite fiber creators and designers!
RESERVE YOUR SPOT BELOW!
 

Special Guests

Jill Moreno

 Jillian Moreno

July 10, 2021 - 4PM

Unhappy with your spinning or knitting?
 It’s not you; it’s your yarn! 

In this talk Jillian Moreno will expose the inner workings of yarn construction and how it affects your knitting.

She will walk through the steps of how a yarn is built, from fiber, to draft, to ply, and show you exactly why you might be unhappy with a yarn or knitting project.

Spinners will see how each intentional choice in spinning results in the exact yarn perfect for whatever knitting project you have in mind. Knitters will learn how a little insider knowledge of yarn construction makes substituting yarn easier, and leads to happier knitting.


This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, July 10th at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm Pacific.

 


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

Melissa Leapman
Melissa Leapman

July 24, 2021 - 4pm

Do you want to learn the secrets of knitting reversible cables? Melissa Leapman will be back at Fiberside Chats to teach us another awesome technique! In one fun-filled hour, you'll amaze yourself--and everyone you know!--with a fabric that has completely different cables on each side. No sorcery required!

There is however, a little homework required to knit along with Melissa!

With a light-colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles, CO 30 sts. Row 1 (RS): Slip the first 2 sts purlwise with the yarn in the back, p1, [k2, p2] 6 times, k1, p2. Repeat Row 1 until the piece measures approximately 1". Slip sts onto holder with the yarn still attached.

Supplies to have on hand:

Homework swatch; appropriate size needles; open ring stitch marker; 2 double-pointed needles, US size 5 or 6; sticky notes.

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, July 24th at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm Pacific.


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!


 Nancy Marchant

July 31st, 2021 - 1pm 

In this Fiberside Chat we’ll be in the presence of the “Queen Mother of Brioche”, Nancy Marchant! She will share the history of how she developed the brioche stitch and tuck stitches for hand knitters too. We’ll be heartened to learn that although she’s been ‘brioching’ for years she still finds the stitch difficult to read in some circumstances. Nancy will share tips and tricks to help you in your next brioche project. We’ll see many examples from her books and get an insider view of her latest book idea – Knitting Brioche Shapes. Whether you’re experienced, a novice, or completely intimidated by this stitch – you won’t want to miss this Chat!!

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, July 31st at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific.

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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 David Johnson

August 7, 2021 -- 4PM

COLOR AS ENERGY: EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, AND SPIRITUAL!

Please join David Johnson for this Fiberside Chat where he will bring us insight into the physics of light and color in tandem with the spiritual and emotional content that artists express through their work in the symbolic use of color. As a tapestry weaver, David dyes his own yarns using a very structured process creating hue and value gradations. Within this systematic process there is an almost magic quality as yarns absorb dyes and subtle tints, tones, and shades develop. In this Chat David will share his unique view of color as energy and the common thread it carries through emotional, physical and spiritual contexts.

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, August 7th at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm Pacific.


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.

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. 

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