One thing we adore about Interweave Yarn Fest is our tight-knit (pun, definitely intended) community of artists who offer support and advice to one another. There is nothing we love more than seeing new friendships form right in front of us at the event, and it’s an even better feeling when we discover the friendships grow after the event ends.
We’ve noticed that Interweave Yarn Fest’s home in Loveland, CO, is surrounded by fabulous shops that offer classes for all fiber disciplines as well as ongoing meetups that any creatives can join. If you live in Colorado and you’ve been thinking about building on your education this summer, this is your lucky day!
We’ve made you a special list of classes and meetups that will help supplement your technique, help you create friendships and add to your inspiration.
Boulder Beatknits Meetup
Location: Boulder, CO
“Needle knockers making knitting cool since 2015! This is a group for men and women who like to get together and knit, possibly over libations or coffee or whatever.”
What they offer: A fun and laid back experience for everyone who loves fiber arts—especially newcomers who are anxious to learn!
Your Daily Fiber
Location: Fort Collins, CO
“As the name implies, Your Daily Fiber is the local yarn store with personality, humor and fiber fun”.
What they offer: Classes that encompass a wide variety of information on crochet, knitting spinning and weaving.
My Sister Knits
Location: Fort Collins, CO
“What started out as a small venture grew into a passionate community of creative minds. My Sister Knits provides a welcoming atmosphere for knitters of all types and skill levels, and promises an unforgettable experience while working with a world class staff.”
What they offer: Find everything from beginner knitting classes to brioche technique intensives.
Purls & Pints Meetup
Location: Denver, CO
“This is a group for anyone who loves to knit, crochet, embroider, cross stitch, or sew – pretty much any portable craft.”
What they offer: If you are passionate about fiber arts and crafts, along with craft beer, wine and coffee, this meetup is for you! This group is all about having a good time and celebrating your favorite art form.
Yarn Crafters Meetup
Locations: For fiber artists in Aurora, Centennial, Parker, Littleton, and Lakewood areas.
“Our meetups are not exclusive to any one type of yarn craft. We will gather to work on our personal yarn crafts/projects, socialize, share patterns and ideas, help each other, ooh and aah at everyone’s work, and just have some laughs together.”
What they offer: A social experience for fiber artists of all skill levels and technique preferences who want to meet their fellow fiber artists and even learn a thing or two from their peers.
All of the fun and fabulous fiber art meetups and classes in Colorado are the perfect supplement to your Interweave Yarn Fest education! Brush up on your skills and even start tackling a new technique before Interweave Yarn Fest 2018 rolls around.
Do you currently attend any fiber-related meetups or classes? If the answer is yes, tell us about them in the comments!