Fiberside Chats (Online Social Gathering)
Portrait of Toni Lipsey
Fiberside Chats (Online Social Gathering)

Fiberside Chats (Online Social Gathering)

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Join Live Online Chats with Some of Fiber's Most Exciting Creators

Join us and some of your favourite designers and creators for a series of new online gatherings organized and hosted by our friends at Longmont Yarn Shoppe. They are called Fiberside Chats! 

These gatherings, happening on Zoom, are one-hour online 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! Fiberside Chats are just one way to join in on an interactive and engaging online social gathering. We'll be there; we hope you'll come along too!

Upcoming Fiberside Chats: 

Toni Lipsey: Wednesday, September 30 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm MDT

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn all about Tunisian crochet with crochet educator and designer Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts! Tunisian crochet is a cross between traditional crochet and knitting that creates a uniquely fabulous fabric. Toni will demo the basic techniques as well as a few fun stitches during this Fiberside Chat, share a few of her favourite Tunisian crochet designs for your inspiration and answer questions live!

You’re encouraged to learn alongside Toni during the Chat. All you need is a 6.5mm straight crochet hook (no special handle or ergonomic design) and a small amount of worsted weight yarn.

Bio: Toni Lipsey is the crochet designer and instructor behind TL Yarn Crafts. Through her printable patterns and cheery video tutorials, she strives to make crochet accessible to makers of every skill level. Toni learned to crochet as a teen but honed her skills after graduating college. She was bitten by the entrepreneur bug in 2013 and began TL Yarn Crafts as a finished product business. Designing became the focus shortly after and she was able to quit her day job in 2017. At present, Toni spends her time nurturing her community of over 200K makers across platforms by offering approachable crochet patterns and handmade business wisdom. Follow her daily journey on Instagram (@TLYarnCrafts) and find her patterns and maker gifts on

Patty Lyons: Wednesday, October 7 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm MDT


It’s like Patty’s Modern Daily Knitting column come to life!  Come ready with your knitting questions as we play "stump Patty". 

Have a question you want to make SURE gets answered? E-mail it in advance to and put FIBERSIDE CHAT in the subject line. Let’s see how many questions Patty can answer!!

Patty Lyons is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking.

Patty teaches nationally at guilds, shops & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, and STITCHES. Her popular classes can also be found on DVD and digitaly available through her website. She also runs wildly popular video sweater classes on her Ravelry group.

Patty designs and knitting skill articles have been published in Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit Purl, Knitter’s Magazine, Cast On, Knit Style, Creative Knitting, Twist Collective and Mason Dixon Knitting where she writes a monthly knitter’s advice column: “Ask Patty”. Patty’s designs have also been included in pattern collections from Classic Elite, Noro, Cascade, Tahki Stacy Charles, Sugar Bush and Willow Yarns.

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, in order to enter 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

Past Fiberside Chats:

Casapinka: Thursday, June 4th at 2:00 pm MT

Ann Budd: Wednesday, June 10 at 5:00 pm MT

The Shepherd's Mill: Sunday, June 14th at 2:00 pm MT

Romi Hill: Saturday, June 20th, 3:30-4:30 pm MT

Ann Weaver: Sunday, June 28th, 2:00-3:00 pm MT

Jane Slicer-Smith: Wednesday, July 8th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm MT

Isabell Kraemer: Sunday July 12th, 10:00 - 11:00 am MT

Sivia Harding: Wednesday July 22nd, 5:00 - 6:00 pm MT

Olga Jazzy: Sunday, July 26, 12:00 - 1:00 pm MT

Tin Can Knits: Friday, July 31st, 5:00 - 6:00 pm MT

Lesley Anne Robinson: Sunday, August 9th, 4:00 - 5:00 pm MDT

Erika Knight: Sunday, August 16th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

Melissa Leapman: Friday, August 28th, 4:30 - 5:30 pm MDT

Karida Collins of Neighborhood Fiber Co. : Friday, September 4, 4:30 - 5:30 pm MDT

ARNE & CARLOS: Saturday, September 12 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT