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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 of 2020, 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 by scrolling down the list.
 
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:

Kim McBrien Evans
October 2nd, 2021

Kim McBrien Evans designs clothes she loves and wants to wear, and wants to ensure you feel the same. It takes a combination of creativity, observation, a lot of careful planning, and just a touch of chaos to get from yarn to finished garment and a pattern that suits as many people as possible. How do you design for bodies that aren’t yours? And as makers, how can we feel more confident about the garments we make for ourselves, making a handmade wardrobe that fits our bodies and suits our personal style? 

Join Kim as she talks about all of this and shows how she uses personal fashion illustration templates from mybodymodel.com to “try on” sweaters before she makes them.
If you wish to play along, you can purchase a personal fashion illustration template based on your measurements at mybodymodel.com
Discount code for 10% off: INDIGODRAGONFLY [case sensitive]

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, October 2nd at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm 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 >

Sarah Solomon

Sarah Solomon Featuring Harrisville Designs
October 9th, 2021

In this Fiberside Chat Sarah will give us a sneak peek of her debut collection for Harrisville Designs, slated to release at the end of October.  It takes a village to make a design collection, combining the skills of knitters, designers, technical specialists, photographers, models and many more; and in the case of Harrisville Designs it takes a literal village to make the yarn as well.

Sarah will share a little of the history of the mill and its modern operations and tell us about the yarn they make, ranging from the heirloom-quality Highland and Shetland lines they started 50 years ago to their newest and most contemporary-looking yarns, Daylights and Nightshades, made with American-raised Cormo wool.  We’ll learn about the running of a mill and the building of the extraordinary 64-color palette and then take a look behind the scenes at the making of this latest pattern collection. 

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, October 9th at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm 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 >

Lisa K. Ross of Paper Daisy Creations
October 30th, 2021

Looking to add a little color to your knitting?! Little colors (aka mini-skeins) are an obsession for designer Lisa K. Ross of Paper Daisy Creations. Learn how to choose colors for your next project and arrange the yarns you already have. Experience simple techniques that can cut minutes (or hours) off your project time by carrying yarn up the sides and weaving in ends as you go. See the big reveal for the Just Beachy MKAL wrap and learn more about upcoming designs. We could all use a few more rainbows these days... it's time to get colorful!

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, October 30th at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm 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 >

Tanis Gray
November 6th, 2021

Join author and designer Tanis Gray for a chat about her newest knitting book, Knitting with Disney, The Official Disney Knitting Book! She’ll take you through the process of what it takes to make an official book with one of the most recognizable brands on the planet, as well as share with you how to do one of her favorite techniques, the Latvian Braid!

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, November 6th at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm 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! 


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
Venice, Florida
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Waldwick, New Jersey
Bedford, Texas
Dripping Springs, Texas
Atlanta, Georgia