Live Online Chats with Engaging Creators
Fiberside Chats are one-hour online (Zoom) sessions with special guests, giving us 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! The gatherings are organized and hosted by our friends at Longmont Yarn Shoppe. The registration fee for each chat is only $20 USD and the proceeds support the guests and participating yarn shops such as ours.
How to register: Join Barb, Cynthia and the Yarniversity team! Register on Longmont Yarn Shoppe's website and find Yarniversity by River City Yarns in the drop down menu. Easy-peasy!Details:
- March 3: Kerry Lord: Crocheting with Kerry Lord and Edward's Menagerie
- March 17: Summer Lea: The Magic of Sock Knitting
- April 7: Mary Martin: April 7th, Discover Fusion & Fission Knitting!
- Postponed: January 21 (now April 21): Carson Demers: Knitting New Year Resolutions
March 3rd, 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.
Kerry will be flipping through its pages and sharing her design journey over the past decade of working with the double crochet stitch. She’ll also demonstrate some of the basic techniques used throughout her patterns, along with answering any questions you may have. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the world of Edward's Menagerie and unlock your creativity!
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. You can register for this session through Longmont Yarn Shoppe (we love it when you choose "Yarniversity" as your local yarn shop) here:
March 17, 2024: The Magic of Sock Knitting! with Summer Lee
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!
About Summer Lea:
"I live in a cozy old bungalow in Tulsa, Oklahoma with my husband Dave, our two teenagers, a dog who adores me, and a dog who seems to actively resent my very existence. I've been knitting for almost 20 years, and designing sock knitting patterns since 2020. I LOVE color ~ finding surprising and delightful color stories is my favorite part of the design process! I've written a comprehensive book about sock knitting, which you can find on my website, at major retailers, and in your favorite local yarn shop!"
This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, March 17th at 3:00pm Eastern, 2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, 12:00pm Pacific. You can register for this session through Longmont Yarn Shoppe (we love it when you choose "Yarniversity" as your local yarn shop) here:
April 7, 2024: Discover Fusion & Fission Knitting with Mary Martin
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!
Mary Martin is a knitwear designer based in Toronto, Canada, focusing on reversible fabrics. Her design journey began when she wanted to make a reversible chemo hat for a friend! Fusion & Fission Knitting were born because she was unable to make this hat. She draws on her engineering background as she “builds” her fabric. Her computer experience was applied to creating reversible knitting notation. When Mary designs it feels surprisingly like her work building financial structures on Wall Street.
This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, April 7th at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific. You can register for this session through Longmont Yarn Shoppe (we love it when you choose "Yarniversity" as your local yarn shop) here:
Sunday, January 21, 2024: Knitting New Year Resolutions with Carson Demers
We regret to announce that Carson Demers is unable to join us at Fiberside Chats on Sunday January 21st due to a family emergency that requires his full attention. Carson is rescheduled to April 21st at 1:00 pm Eastern, 12:00 pm Central, 11:00 am Mountain and 10:00 Pacific.
Here we are, fortunate to be at the start of a new year! How did you grow as a knitter in 2023? Do you have a plan for growth and knitting sustainability in the New Year? 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 this to be a year of growth toward improving our technique, and personal sustainability. Join Carson to set yourself up for a comfortable New Year of knitting!
This is a live Zoom Event rescheduled to Sunday, April 21st at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific.
Read these helpful tips before you register:
- You should sign up early to get a seat.
- Registration fees must be paid in advance to hold your seat.
- Registrations will close 3 hours before the event starting time.
- You will receive an online invitation and meeting identification code that you will need, from Longmont Yarn Shoppe in order to enter the event. This invitation will come within 24 hours of the event.
- As this is an online event, you need to have Zoom downloaded on a computer, tablet or mobile device. If using a computer, make sure you also have a webcam and microphone built in or attached.
- Refunds? Sorry, there are no refunds if you forget to sign in or cannot attend.
- Date Changes or Cancellations: in the event the Fiberside Chat has to be cancelled due the the Guest not being able to attend, Longmont Fibers will make the best effort possible to immediately accommodate a new date. All participant registrations will be valid for the new date. In the event an alternative date is not available your registration will be refunded in full.
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