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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!

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:

Carol Feller
February 18th, 2024


Join us on an exciting virtual trip around the mills of Ireland!

In her book 'Contemporary Irish Knits', author Carol Feller took readers on a journey through Ireland's yarn mills. Now, she's bringing that journey to life in this engaging talk. We’ll explore the world of Irish yarn production, where each mill has a unique history and types of yarn. Get an inside look into the mills, hear their stories, and find inspiration for your own knitting projects. Did you know that knitting cables and traditional spinning techniques go hand in hand? Carol's passion for cables shines through in her designs, especially when paired with authentic Irish yarn. But our journey doesn't end there - we'll also delve into the resurgence of sheep breeds in Ireland.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, February 18th at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific, 6:00pm GMT

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 >

Kerry Lord
March 3, 2024


Crocheting with Kerry Lord and Edward's Menagerie!

Join Kerry Lord as she introduces the exciting TOFT yarn brand and her latest book, Edward’s Menagerie, the New Edition. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, this special edition features 17 new patterns not found in the original book, as well as 13 revised and perfected patterns. It also includes expanded step-by-step techniques and full lists of yarn colours and quantities. Like her crochet kits, the patterns split into three skill levels, with online video tutorials available for all the techniques used.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, March 3rd at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific, 6:00pm GMT

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 >

Summer Lee
March 17, 2024


The Magic of Sock Knitting!

Join designer Summer Lee as she talks all about her new book, The Sock Project. Summer will be showing us patterns from the book, and sharing her process for writing and developing the book concept. She’ll also be talking (very enthusiastically!) about why sock knitting is magic. From gaining new skills that you can apply to larger projects, to building confidence in color palette selection, sock knitting truly is a wonderful foundation from which you can build and expand your knitting prowess! Summer will share tips & tricks, and do a little demo focusing on colorwork – one thing that trips many of us up with socks! 

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, March 17th at 3:00pm Eastern, 2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, 12:00pm 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 >

Mary Martin
April 7, 2024


Discover Fusion & Fission Knitting!

Come join us for an exciting Fiberside Chat featuring Mary Martin and learn all about Fusion & Fission Knitting. These are two innovative techniques Mary has developed using slip stitches and holding yarns in a marl to create stunning reversible colourwork fabrics. It is a story of how each development in knitting poses further questions about what is possible and opened the door to the evolution of beautiful designs in these methods. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your knitting knowledge! 

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, April 7th 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 >

Carson Demers
April 21, 2024


Setting Goals for Improving our Knitting and Crocheting Techniques!

Here we are, ready for a springtime Fiberside Chat with Carson Demers! How have you grown as a knitter since the beginning of this year? Do you have a plan for growth and knitting sustainability for years to come? One thing Carson Demers is fairly sure of, is that none of us is resolved to stop knitting. Let’s chat about setting achievable goals for growth toward improving our technique, and personal sustainability. Join Carson to set yourself up for a comfortable lifetime of knitting!

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, April 21st 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