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Longmont Yarn Shoppe Presents: Fiberside Chats

Summertime - A Time of Travel and Adventure

Our Fiberside Community has created the perfect getaway for you!

Join us for a virtual Fiberside Summer Crawl - Your front row seat is waiting for YOU!

Visit Fiberside Collaborating Shops in North America via a Zoom tour every Sunday from July 10 to August 21.

Your $10 registration fee is your ticket to all 7 events hosted by 27 shop owners all across North America. See what makes each shop special, win prizes and interact with fiber enthusiasts from all over the world.

Once you've purchased your all access pass you will get your Zoom Link for all the subsequent Fiberside Yarn Crawl tours, and a code to download the crawl pattern (for free). Plus, you'll have access to each event recording via a private YouTube Channel.

Get the full schedule and register for the Fiberside Summer Crawl!


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 30 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!

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:

Melanie Berg
September 11th, 2022

In this Chat, Melanie introduces you to her ideas about knitting. What turns a project into a true favorite? How to make sure you'll get a lot of wear out of it? Melanie will talk about what's currently on her needles and will give you a sneak peek on upcoming designs.

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

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.

Learn More >

Vivian Hoxbro
September 25th, 2022

Traditional Danish Knitting

What do you do when you find there aren’t any books on your home country’s knitting heritage? If you’re Vivian Hoxbro – you make it your mission to write that missing book. Visiting her local museum and others, she diligently measured, photographed and drew the patterns of 89 historical sweaters. Six years later her book Traditional Danish Sweaters, including 200 patterns and 11 sweater designs, was complete. Zooming in live from Denmark Vivian will share her knowledge of Danish knitting history and inspire us to cast-on a piece of her heritage!

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, September 25th 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.

Learn More >

Nancy Bates
October 9th, 2022

Knitting the National Parks

Join Nancy as we talk about her new book Knitting the National Parks – a beanie-knitting journey through all 63 U.S. national parks!  Find out what it takes to turn nature into knitting, where the inspiration comes from, and why hats are a great place to learn a new skill.  We’ll talk about choosing colors, adding embellishments, and having fun while you’re doing it.  Discover the joy of creating a project that’s not only fun and beautiful, but also brings back memories of special places with the people we love.  Find out where Nancy’s next design journey will take her as we relax and share a mutual love of beautiful places and beautiful yarn. 

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, October 9th 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.

Learn More >

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
October 23rd, 2022

“Knitting - Strange and True Facts, History and Stories.”

So, some mirror neurons, stilts, a red pair of stockings and the truth about video games go into the French Revolution and well, even I can’t pretend that’s the set up for a good joke, but when you join me for our hour together at Fiberside Chats, I’ll tell you what they have in common. (Hint: It’s knitting, and everything about it that is strange but true and it’s going to be a lot of fun.)

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, October 23rd 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.

Learn More >

Birger Berge
November 6th, 2022

A Journey into Norwegian Knitting Traditions

Birger will take you on a journey into Norwegian knitting traditions and how they can be renewed and used in today’s world. He will share his best tips for stranded knitting and techniques to get the best results possible. He will also journey into other pattern techniques that have been used and how they can be used to bring color and patterns to your work. Join us for this hour of learning and armchair travel to Norway!

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, November 6th 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.

Learn More >



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

Fiberside Chats was borne as a response to the COVID -19 pandemic & 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
Flagstaff, Arizona
Paige, Texas
Bay City, Michigan
Bozeman, Montana

Billings, Montana
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