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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: Fiberside Chats!

Launched in May, these gatherings, hosted on Zoom, are one-hour sessions with special guests joining us to give a peek into their world. These designers and creators will discuss their unique path, creative processes, latest projects—or whatever is inspiring them now. There will also be a Q&A session, giveaways, and other fun surprises for those who join!

Fiberside Chats costs $20 to register. You can choose any of our participating yarn shops to assign your registration fee to.
1) Pick your yarn store host
2) Choose how many spots you are reserving
3) Check out

Here's what one of our participants had to say:
"Fiberside has made the pandemic tenable! I am getting to meet people I would never ever have a chance to meet, because I couldn’t afford to travel that much. Accessibility!" - Karla D.

Special Guests Include:

Carissa Browning
Jan 24, 2021

Let's visit with Carissa Browning, designer of the Dissent Cowl and the Wonder Woman Wrap! During this Fiberside Chat Carissa will share her technique for combining double knitting with double stranded (aka marled) garter stitch to create an extra squishy, reversible fabric, like that featured in her Breaking Plaid cowl. With instructions for multiple mod options included in the pattern, you may soon find yourself filling your home with all things plaid, from scarves and shawls to blankets and washcloths. If you'd like to follow along with the demo, be sure to have two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn handy, along with a pair of size 10 (6mm) needles.

This is a live one time Zoom Event on Sunday, January 24th at 5:00pm Eastern, 4:00pm Central, 3:00pm Mountain, 2:00pm 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.

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Travel to Norway - Traditional Knitting Designs
Feb 6, 2021

Although the current pandemic prevents us from traveling the world, we can still journey in our minds and online! Join Hanne and Siri from The Textile Industry Museum in Bergen, located in one of the oldest Norwegian textile factories, the picturesque Salhus Tricotagefabrik. Learn more about the textile history of Western Norway, and the striking geometric colorwork patterns produced in Salhus, often used for workwear in the form of woolen sweaters. These sweaters have inspired the book Squares, Stripes & Lice: 25 Traditional Knitting Designs from Bergen, Norway, now available for the first time in English. The book presents new designs by a selection of Norwegian knitwear designers, inspired by this rich textile history. Join us on a winter visit to Norway!

This is a live one time Zoom Event on Saturday, February 6th 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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Andrea Rangel
Feb 12, 2021

Andrea Rangel has been creating knitting patterns for over ten years and has a passion for yarn. In this Fiberside Chat, you’ll learn Andrea’s 6-step checklist for choosing the right yarn for every project from colour work sweaters to socks. Be purposeful about your creative process and bust that stash with confidence!

This is a live one time Zoom Event on Friday, February 12th at 6:00pm Eastern, 5:00pm Central, 4:00pm Mountain, 3:00pm 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.

Learn More >

Fees & Registration

Each meet-up will have a $20 registration fee, with proceeds supporting our special guests and other participating LYS’s (Local Yarn Shops).  We are inviting other yarn shops to join us- watch for your favorite or have them reach out to us!

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.

Or call Longmont Yarn Shoppe at 303-678-8242

Now Available - Fiberside Chats Enamel Pins

If you love Fiberside Chats as much as we do you'll want your very own high quality enamel pin for your project bag or lapel. Includes a locking back so you never need to worry about losing your favorite pin!

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We Appreciate Your Support

Here at Longmont Yarn Shoppe we’ve been brainstorming strategies to weather the storm that the COVID-19 pandemic has struck upon us. The impact to the shop’s operations is extreme, & beyond our doors the ripple effect is extensive.

Temporarily gone are in-real-life trade shows, workshops and so many other ways we gather to support and celebrate our shared passion. From sheep farmers to our local indie dyers and creators of all things from patterns to accessories to yarn bowls, all are feeling the effect on their lives and livelihoods.    

In our search to keep LYS afloat and keep you, our customers engaged, we’ve explored new ways of doing things and learned other ways to reach out and connect. We appreciate your support during this trying time, and we can’t wait to see you in person at the shop some day soon! 

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