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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:


Jeane deCoster & Brooke Sinnes
April 18, 2021

Under the Covers at 2 Dye Studios: Sincere Sheep & Elemental Affects

This chat is all about two dyed in the wool Fiber Lovers living their dream!

Through hard work, collaboration and many lessons learned along the way they've achieved their dreams and have more adventures ahead.

Jeane left a corporate career in 2005 to pursue her dream: to create beautiful yarns from natural fibers in the U.S. and then dye them in wonderful colors. Not an easy task, but grit and determination lead to the successful company we all know and love: Elemental Affects.
Brooke founded founded Sincere Sheep in 2003 based on principles translated from the slow food movement, a concept that was gaining regional momentum. Applying the ideas of traditional and regionally sourced ingredients to textiles, early products were made from wool from bay area family farms and processed at a local mill into carded roving and yarn. They were initially labeled with both the name of the farm and animal. Today Sincere Sheep is recognized as a North American brand and beloved by many a knitter & crocheter!

Jeane and Brooke have worked together separately for a number of years - sounding boards for one another facing the same dilemmas, they've become friends and collaborators. Their most recent collaboration, Coastal Yarn, demonstrates the bounty that two determined woman, working together can achieve.

Join us for an hour of inspiration with 2 women who have taken that leap of faith and made a career in fiber! It's an hour you won't soon forget! 

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Sunday, April 18th 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.


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Beth Brown-Reinsel
April 25, 2021

European Knitting Traditions
From the Scottish Lowlands where the unique Sanquhar gloves developed, to Sweden, home of Tvåändsstickning (twined knitting), Norway (Selbu mittens and the Setesdal Lusekofter), and England (the gansey), Estonia (gloves the Troi, and mittens), and Latvian mittens, these countries (and more) have wonderful knitting traditions that can inspire us today, and teach us techniques that have faded from main stream knitting knowledge. Beth has examined 19th century garments in European museums for a better understanding of our knitting history. She will show slides of garments and details of construction methods that can be used today in our contemporary knitting and will be happy to answer questions.

 This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Sunday, April 25th 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.


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Shirley Paden
May 2, 2021

"Teaching design means empowering people to move beyond following a pattern. It gives you the skills to make unique pieces wherever inspiration takes you. I want to share those skills beyond my classroom."

It’s been almost three decades since Shirley Paden turned craft into career. Today, this internationally acclaimed designer celebrates the 10th anniversary of her seminal book “Knitwear Design Workshop” (KDW). Shirley released a commemorative edition of KDW and has just launched her second book, “Knitwear Workshop Designs: Duets & Inspirations”. Expect a hands-on revelation that harmonizes the creativity of both teacher and student. 
 
Don't miss this Fiberside Chat as Shirley takes us along on her creative journey. "It still amazes me that we create all that we do with two sticks and some string. It's time to celebrate the ingenuity of our craft and its many innovative designers." Join Shirley and discover more about her 4-step design process, DALs (Design-A-Longs), and more!  

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Sunday, May2nd 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.


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Vincent Williams
May 8, 2021

Universal Colorwork Across Crafts Colorwork is one of the exciting ways that makers can explore their self expression and creativity! Have you ever encountered a beautiful colorwork design, but the pattern is written for a craft different from your own? Join Vincent for an evening of fun introductions on how to access and expand your realm of colorwork by working with designs that’ve been created as either knitted OR crochet pattern. Knitters, grab your needles, and crocheters, bust out your hooks, because we hope all of your minds are ready to craft even more colorwork than before!

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, May 8th 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


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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
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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
Los Altos, California