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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!



We have been able to connect with some great folks for our fall lineup -
check them out and be sure to register now. 
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

Bristol Ivy
November 20th, 2022

Pi Shawls - not a mystery!

Elizabeth Zimmerman made Pi shawls famous in the 1980s, and they’ve been a staple of knitters’ wardrobes and project bags ever since. But did you know you can take the concept of a pi shawl for a joyride? In this talk, Bristol Ivy will break down the simple math behind pi shawls. We’ll talk about how we can use that math to explore different shapes, stitches, and even directions of knitting to create a pi shawl truly our own! This will be a fantastic Chat, with Bristol math is never scary and really fun!

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, November 20th 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





Christine LeGrow

Shirley Anne Scott
December 4, 2022

Saltwater Knitting Books

 

Shirley and Christine take you on a virtual knitting tour of their island home, as seen through their award-winning books. Newfoundland’s extreme weather has influenced its traditional knits for centuries. In Saltwater Mittens they introduce you to the iconic Trigger Mitt and share tips on completing this essential cold weather wear. Next, from Saltwater Classics and Saltwater Gifts, you gain insight on why traditional knits were necessary for the survival of European settlers. As time passed a distinct culture evolved, and caps and mittens evolved too. Shirley and Christine highlight the heartwarming Hello Goodbye Mittens, every hunter’s favorite Moose Cap and the importance of Soldiers Socks. They complete their Newfoundland knitting tour through the newly released book, Saltwater Socks.

CHRISTINE LEGROW was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. After a long career in retail she began Spindrift Handknits, a thriving cottage industry that creates local designs that are knit by Newfoundlanders.

SHIRLEY ANNE SCOTT, also known as Shirl the Purl, is a Come From Away who made her home in St. John’s in 2006. A librarian by profession, in 1989 she wrote Canada Knits, a history of Canadian knitting that opened many doors.

Both are lifelong knitters with a keen interest in the fascinating traditions of the wonderful place they live in. In the midst of busy lives they have co-written four popular books, Saltwater MittensSaltwater ClassicsSaltwater Gifts and Saltwater Socks. Christine and Shirley love to celebrate the art of living in Newfoundland through its knitting.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, December 4th 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. 



 


Åsa Tricosa

December 11th, 2022

Ziggurats!


Åsa will share her passion for the Ziggurat way of knitting sweaters. She will tempt you to adopt Ziggurating as one splendid way to seamless, well-fitting, tailored garments with absolutely minimal weaving in of ends. Indeed, if you were to knit from a huge skein with yardage enough for a whole sweater, you would have precisely 6 ends to weave in at the end. True fact!

Åsa will point you to the sign posts that let you navigate through any Ziggurat pattern – for example, all increases are colour coded in the same way in every (every) Ziggurat.
There will be opinionated views on how to choose your size correctly, a celebration of the rear (it deserves both attention and room to live), you may be told that a pattern is just a suggestion – that off-piste knitting is not only tolerated but positively encouraged. You will also learn a little about the finer details that add both finesse and pizazz to the quite classic shapes and stitch patterns Åsa likes.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, December 11th at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific, 7:00pm CET

THIS CHAT WILL BE RECORDED

Register Now! 

 

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.

Looking  forward to 2023 we have commitments from Kate Oates and Toni Lipsey so far .....  exciting things to come! 

 

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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