Join Live Online Chats with Some of Fiber's Most Exciting Creators
In this time of staying home and crafting, let’s take a minute to meet some of the very people that inspire us.
In collaboration with several other yarn shops, we will be taking part in one hour Zoom meetings with a host of well known designers and makers which gives us a chance to learn more about them.
While this isn’t a traditional class, it will be well worth your while to tune in!
Substituting yarn, especially for lace patterns, can be a challenge! But we’ve got your back. Join knitwear designer Romi Hill for a Fiberside Chat on the why, what, and how of yarn substitutions. Why should you be careful about choosing the right fiber for your project? What is the right spin? How do you compensate for differences? Romi will use her virtual teaching set-up to show you how to get the most out of your next project, and all questions are welcome!
Ann Weaver combines her love of knitting, her passion for creative re-use and thrifting, and her love of mending to provide us with techniques for saving or re-purposing our beloved handmade and ready-wear knitwear. With the current trend to use what you already have, fix what’s broken, all the while rejecting the notion that newer is better Ann will demonstrate a variety of techniques including using simple tools for darning and mending, and repurposing. These techniques, when applied, will give you the knowledge and skills to mend and keep your beloved knitwear in service for years to come, or give them new life, perhaps in the form of a pincushion or some other use!
Our virtual “field” trips continue…Let’s go “down-under” to visit Jane Slicer-Smith’s studio in Sydney, AU! Jane’s studio has been described as an Aladdin’s Cave of colour, filled with 120 garments of all shapes and styles. She will share design and styling techniques developed over the years. These tools of the trade are the key to fitting every shape and size in garments from Jackets to Swingcoats. We’ll learn about collar options, special steps to add polish to finishing, hemline and shaping techniques and other design tips to elevate your garments with a professional look and finish. So, pull up a pew and have a gander mate!