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Longmont Yarn Shoppe Presents: Fiberside Chats



Join Live Online Chats with Some of Fiber's Most Exciting Creators

We’ve invited some of your favorite designers and creators to join us for a series of online gatherings with Longmont Yarn Shoppe & our group of 39 collaborating Yarn Shops across North America. We call these:  Fiberside Chats!

Launched in May 2020, Chats are one-hour Zoom sessions with special guests joining us to give a peek into their world. These designers & creators will 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!

Do you have your All Access Pass for the 2024 Fiberside Summer Crawl?  It's not too soon to register for the most amazing virtual Summer Yarn Crawl of the Summer! 

Participants if the crawl can visit 30  Fiberside Chat collaborating shops located all over North America every Sunday from July 7 to August 25, 2024, starting at 8 pm Great Britain, 4 pm Atlantic, 3 pm Eastern, 2 pm Central, 1 pm Mountain and Noon Pacific time.

Enjoy getting to know this unique community, enjoy special offering and a 2024 Crawl Pattern (knit & crochet) - all with your all access pass!  

Learn more and grab your all access pass here!
 

Fees & Registration

Your seat at Fiberside Chats is just $20. This fee supports the guest speaker & the LYS you sign up under. At the registration page you can choose to purchase your ticket from any of the shops listed. If you’re not affiliated with any of the shops you can choose the founder & host shop, Longmont Yarn Shoppe.  

Have a conflict in your schedule? Don't worry we've got you covered. Many of our guests are allowing Zoom recordings of their Chat. Whether the Chat will be recorded or not will be clearly stated for each event. Recordings will be available for 1 week after the chat, only to registered attendees. 

Upcoming Guests:

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.

Register Here >

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!

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, June 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.

Register Here >

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 >

We Appreciate Your Support

Fiberside Chats was borne as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and initial lockdowns. Our goal was to stay connected with our community of makers and creators while offering meaningful content through programs. 

As we've moved forward, we've made new friends and learned together in this virtual world called Zoom. Suddenly, we had a way to share and be together from the safety and comfort of our couch, all the while being miles and sometimes continents apart. At our Fiberside Chats, the world becomes closer again, at least for an hour.

Please sign up for the Longmont Yarn Shoppe weekly email to stay in the know about upcoming guests.

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Collaborating Yarn Shops

Longmont, Colorado
Kansas City, Missouri
Southern Pines, North Carolina
Port Townsend, Washington
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
Ashland, Virginia
Bay City, Michigan
Northboro, Massachusetts
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Edmonton, Alberta
Duluth, Minnesota
Thomasville, Georgia
Austin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Cashmere Goat - Camden, Maine
Winter Haven, Florida
Los Altos, California
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Bridgman, Michigan
Freeport, Maine
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Waldwick, New Jersey
Bedford, Texas
Dripping Springs, Texas
Atlanta, Georgia
Great Falls, Montana
Yarn on Front - Dowagiac, Michigan
Edmonds, Washington
Midlothian, Virginia
Augusta, Georgia
Fairhope, Alabama
Cocoa, Florida
Triton, Newfoundland
Laramie, WY
Bluffton, South Carolina
Orcutt, CA
Edmonton, Alberta
Auburn, Washington