Fiberside Summer Crawl 2023

Thank you for joining us at the Fiberside Summer Crawl. We feel honoured to be part of this wonderful association of Local Yarn Shops across North America. Our new role, in this team, is providing you with the know-how, motivation and inspiration to develop your craft. 

Welcome to our online campus at Yarniversity!

We connect with talented designers and teachers to bring knowledge and expertise to you. We provide motivation and encouragement and we support your learning with friendly and helpful advice. We currently have classes posted with Ann Budd, Barb Barone, Bristol Ivy, Holli Yeoh, Kate Atherley and Sarah Schira. We also love being part of the Fiberside Chats, where we get to introduce you to designers, crafters, mill owners, and many more fantastic folks every two weeks.

Our online classes are presented professionally and recorded, in case you miss the live session. We assign a TA (teaching assistant) to every class to assist you before, during and after the sessions. You're in great hands when you learn with us!

Find our campus online at:

Visit our campus "bookstore" for great designs.

We also have an extensive library of designs that will inspire and motivate your creativity. With great designers like Fiona Ellis, Holli Yeoh, Kate Atherley, Ann BuddLucy NeatbyStephanie Pearl-McPhee, Cynthia Hyslop, Jessie McKitrick, Barb Brown, Eric Lutz, Sabrina Humeniuk and Nigel Pottle

You can see all of our Original Designs at:

We host social events to bring our campus community together.

Come and join our community. We host a weekly Maker's Meetup to bring friends together from all over for an hour of sharing and conversation. We're also hosting a great KAL (Knit-A-Long) with Newfoundland designer, Katie Noseworthy. The KAL is called: Newfoundland Knits for Little Ones (named after her new book). So "come from away" and join in.

Yarniversity is also a YouTube Content Creator

Barb and Cynthia are constantly adding new content to the Yarniversity YouTube Channel. Come and join us for our monthly video Podcasts or check out our Places to Go, People to See playlist. We also have great tutorials on a wide variety of subjects.

Take advantage of our Learning Curve discount code!

We like to think that we're helping you to smooth the learning curve with our offerings. We make it less steep and help you over the hump. Try it out! 

FIBERSIDE10: this code will give you 10% off any purchases you make on our online store. Use this code for order totals less than $100 CAN

YARNIVERSITY101: if your order totals $101 CAN (or more), use this code instead to get 15% off your order. It's easy; just take two classes or one multi-session class and get a bigger discount.

These codes will be available for your use until August 31, 2023.

Barb and Cynthia are your hosts at Yarniversity

Barb Barone and Cynthia Hyslop are the dynamic, Canadian, sister-duo behind Podcast On! This monthly video podcast brings you "behind the scenes" and introduces you to new people and places. You'll find motivation, inspiration, ideas and more. Their YouTube channel also provides tutorials, tours, and interviews with designers, dyers, and makers. These sisters have extensive experience in corporate training, management and presentation. But it was their experience as yarn shop owners that honed their skills for teaching fibre crafts.

Barb and Cynthia have always offered workshops as part of their LYS offerings. For over 20 years, they've been educating and supporting their customers and have a knack for helping you to feel welcome and at ease in their classes. They have a wide range of interests and areas of expertise that incorporate: knitting, crochet, spinning, machine knitting, colour and yarn choices. As former yarn shop owners, they are also creative problem solvers!

And now, Barb and Cynthia are sharing their yarn shop knowledge and expertise with makers around the globe, via live (and recorded) virtual classes. Join in, learn and ask questions, build new skills at your pace and gain confidence in your abilities with Barb and Cynthia as your coaches.

Connect with Barb and Cynthia. Anytime!

Please contact Barb or Cynthia at any time. We love to hear from you. You can reach us in one or all of the following ways:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 780-477-9276, ext 5
  • Facebook:
  • Instagram:
  • YouTube: