Fiberside Chats (Online Social Gathering)
Fiberside Chats (Online Social Gathering)
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Fiberside Chats (Online Social Gathering)
Fiberside Chats (Online Social Gathering)
Fiberside Chats (Online Social Gathering)

Fiberside Chats (Online Social Gathering)

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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!


Sunday, June 16th: The Art of Slip Stitch Knitting with Faina Gobersein

Join Faina Goberstein, a long-time designer, for this in-depth exploration of slip-stitch patterns and the beauty they can add to your knitting. Get inspired to use more of the various slip-stitch combinations that will enrich your knitting skills and add another dimension to your creativity. Faina has classified slip-stitches into 4 different groups: Traditional, Woven, Reversible and Combination. She will describe each type and share numerous swatches that represent endless possibilities!

There will also be a demonstration of a slip-stitch tuck and you can choose to work along if you’d like – Homework: Cast on 10 stitches with any size needle and yarn appropriate for that needle, purl one row, knit one row and purl one row. You’ll be ready to go. 

A knitter, teacher, author, and long-time designer, Faina Goberstein fell in love with knitting from the time she made a first knit stitch as a child. Knitting has been tightly entwined with anything that she encountered in her life. Most of all she enjoys the process of creating a beautiful and interesting texture that is later applied to a design in most flattering way.

Faina is the author of Fresh Slipstitch ( and the co-author of The Art of Slip Stitch Knitting (2015) and The Art of Seamless Knitting (2013) published by Interweave Press. Her designs often appear in internationally recognized magazines such as Rowan, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Cast-On and in numerous books. 

Faina teaches live at various events around the country and abroad, virtually for Vogue Knitting, Rowan Connect, guilds, and other venues. She has many online classes for sale on and Find out more on Instagram: @faina.go or at

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, June 16th at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific. We appreciate it very much if you register under "Yarniversity by River City Yarns". Click here to go to the registration page.

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Sunday, June 30th: Fair Isle Knitting! with Jennifer Daley

Join Jennifer Daley on an extraordinary adventure through the textile history and color of Fair Isle knitting. Jennifer will discuss her journey to Fair Isle, Scotland, the historic birthplace of Fair Isle knitting. She will unveil the evolution of Fair Isle knitting, Shetland wool, historic motifs or patterns, color theory, and knitting techniques specific to Fair Isle knitting. This fun and informative Fiberside Chat will integrate traditional Fair Isle knitted fisherman’s keps, designed by Jennifer as Knitting Jenny. Fisherman’s keps are caps or hats of conical shape and colourful design that were once considered a necessity for survival at sea for fishermen and sailors. Today they are an entertaining and interesting way to display the knitter’s skill for design and color. Please join us for this special presentation of Fair Isle knitting!

Dr. Jennifer Daley is a university professor, textile historian, and knitwear designer. Since 2005, Jennifer has been sharing her knitting journey at In April 2022, she moved to the Shetland Islands, Scotland, to continue her research into the history of Shetland wool and Fair Isle knitting. In the Shetland capital of Lerwick, Jennifer managed the day-to-day operations of the Shetland Textile Museum, where she also researched the history of the Shetland knitting industry, handknitting techniques, and tools specific to Shetland. In November 2022, Jennifer moved to the remote Scottish island of Fair Isle, the historic birthplace of Fair Isle knitting. In 2023, from her knitting design studio there, Jennifer launched The Knitting Jenny Pattern Series, celebrating creativity and colorful wool projects inspired by Fair Isle of the Shetland Islands, Scotland.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, June 30th at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific. Click here for more details and to register. We appreciate it very much if you register under "Yarniversity by River City Yarns".

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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. 
  • Questions? Send an email to