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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 36 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:

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.

Register Here >

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 Here >

Christine LeGrow & Shirley Anne Scott
December 4th, 2022

Saltwater Knitting

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.

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

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

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 >



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
Edmonds, Washington
Midlothian, Virginia
Augusta, Georgia
Ashland, Virginia