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Fiberside Chats with Longmont Yarn Shoppe

 

Longmont Yarn Shoppe (Longmont, CO) invited some of your favorite designers and creators to join us for a series of new online gatherings with Longmont Yarn Shoppe: Fiberside Chats! 

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These gatherings, hosted on Zoom, will be one-hour sessions with special guests joining us to give 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!

 

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Click to register for the designers and creators of your choice:

Toni Lipsey

Woolly Wormhead

Stephen West

Marie Greene

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Local Yarn Store Day 2022

Saturday, April 30th

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LYS Day is a special day to celebrate all of our customers.

YOU are the ones who keep us open and thriving.

We have lots of exciting stuff planned for you…

  • Trunk show with Blackbird Fiber Studio!

  • Exclusive LYS Day kits!

  • Tons of Giveaways!

  • Raffle prizes!

  • Delicious snacks!

It's gonna be a PARTY!

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Have you ever wanted to learn weaving on a rigid heddle loom? We are so excited to welcome Deborah Jarchow to Purl in the Pines!

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Weaving a Stash Scarf with Deborah Jarchow

Learn to use the Rigid Heddle Loom and use up your stash!

If you are looking for ways to use up your leftover balls of yarn, this beginners' method of weaving is easy, fun, and creative. In this class you will learn to set up a small rigid heddle loom and weave a gorgeous scarf. Discover ways to combine different colors, textures, and fibers in your warp as you make your unique and beautiful scarf. Learn why some yarns work together and others might not. This exciting way to make use of fancy and fun yarns is quick, easy, and portable.

Deborah Jarchow is a full-time weaver and artist who teaches and lectures on fiber arts, creates and sells wearable art, and has exhibited her work at galleries and museums across the United States. Her commissioned pieces are held by churches as well as in many private collections. Deborah loves helping people discover the joy of weaving, and during the past several years, has focused her teaching mainly on rigid heddle looms. She travels extensively to share her weaving enthusiasm and expertise. As a nationally recognized teacher, she is known as a generous educator who makes weaving accessible and exciting to students of all levels.

From 2004 - 2020, she was an artist in residence, teacher, and weaver at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, California. She now lives in Arizona, where she is building a studio in her home. She is the co-author of The Weaving Explorer: Ingenious Techniques, Accessible Tools & Creative Projects with Yarn, Paper, Wire & More and has a new book, Rigid Heddle Weaving, Basics and Beyond, coming out in May 2022 that focuses on rigid heddle weaving.

Join us for a fun and creative day of learning!

June 11th, 10am - 4pm

Click here to sign up!

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Save the Dates!

 Cecilia Campochiaro is coming to Flagstaff!
August 6 & 7, 2022

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For Cecelia Campochiaro, knitting was a causal pastime until she had an ah-ha moment in 2010 and realized that interesting textured fabrics could be created by the simple repetition of a sequence of stitches. This idea continued to evolve and Cecelia appeared on the knitting scene in 2015 with her debut book, Sequence Knitting, a beautiful reference book about a mindful approach to knitting. In the years since Sequence Knitting debuted, Cecelia has continued to develop new ideas in knitting.

Sequence Knitting focuses on texture, and her new book, Making Marls, is about color. In Making Marls, the technique of working multiple strands together as one is explored as a way to create color work in hand knitting.

Not only is Cecelia interested in the arts and knitting, but also in books. Books have been the primary mechanism for knowledge transfer for over a thousand years. One of her missions is to honor that tradition and create books that are both informative, and also beautiful objects in and of themselves. Makers love beautiful things, and Cecelia feels strongly that books should be as lovely as tools and yarns.Today she is fully dedicated to the fiber world and "unventing" new ways to make amazing knit fabrics.

Cecelia lives in Silicon Valley, where for many years she developed specialized microscopes used in computer chip manufacturing. Textiles, photography, and the arts have been a lifelong passion running in parallel with her technical life.

We are offering two wonderful days' worth of quality interaction with Cecelia. Choose one, the other, or indulge yourself with both:

Saturday, August 6: Marls Workshop
 This all-day class is an introduction to working with multiple strands held together as one, aka marling to do color-work. This class is a mix of lecture and hands-on play. You will get a chance to make some micro swatches and see how these are used to plan out a project using marls as a kind of color-work. The class is suitable for knitters of all levels ranging from advanced beginner to experts. Students should be able to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off. Ito Kinu and Sensai will be provided for in-class swatching. You should bring sharp-tipped metal needles in US3 (3.25) and US4 (3.5 mm) sizes.

Sunday August 7: Sequence Knitting Workshop
Sequence knitting is a wonderful way to knit, especially if you want reversible textured fabrics that usually lay flat. The morning will be an introduction to sequence knitting where you will make a small swatch using three different techniques. In the afternoon you will learn about three easy sequence knitting shawls: Anywhere, Conversing, and Careful. These are three sequence knitting shawls ideal for social knitting. We’ll swatch all three patterns and talk about yarn and color choices to make them your own. The class is suitable for knitters of all levels ranging from advanced beginner to experts. Students should be able to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase, and decrease. Materials needed: 1 ball of smooth yarn in a solid color in a weight you like and appropriately sized needles, which is usually a US8 (5 mm) for worsted, a US6 (4 mm) for DK, a US4 (3.5 mm) for sport, and a US2.5 (3.0 mm) for fingering.

Click to register for the workshops of your choice:

Sign up for Marls Day only

Sign up for Sequence Knitting Day only

Sign up for BOTH days and save $50!

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Purl in the Pines' first priority is your health and the health of our staff. Like so many other businesses around the world, we are taking all the necessary precautions to keep you safe and healthy.

Some classes are taking place online via Zoom. Special events are postponed.

Sit 'n stitch is currently happening on Zoom, Thursdays from 4pm - 5pm. Come and join us for a virtual knit-in!

Purl is open from Tuesday through Friday from 10am - 6pm and Saturday from 10am-3pm.

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