Happy Thursday, everyone! We are exactly 2 weeks away from the kickoff of Interweave Yarn Fest, and our excitement levels have reached an all-time high. We’re still experiencing quite a bit of sweater weather in our neck of the woods, and the thought of being surrounded by the softest, highest quality fibers sounds like a cozy dream come true.
Speaking of dreams coming true, how many of you are ready to meet your fiber art idols in real life and have the chance to learn with them? This year, Interweave Yarn Fest is offering workshops for crochet, knitting, macrame, spinning, tatting and weaving. There are still a few seats in some of our most popular workshops, so if you want to gain new skills while receiving top-notch instruction from the industry’s best, the time to register is NOW!
Grab a seat in these nearly-sold out workshops before March 26th at 11:59 PM!
Spinning Spectacular Knitting Yarns
Spinning | Kate Larson
All Skill Levels
What’s the foundation of a great knitting project? Finding the perfect yarn for the job, of course! Learning to spin your own custom yarn by hand opens a world of opportunity for your craft, and you’ll love experiencing the freedom of making the yarn of your dreams. Join Kate Larson as she guides you through the process of choosing a fiber and yarn design, estimating fiber and yardage, washing and finishing, and more.
Knitting | Lily M. Chin
Intermediate Skill Levels
Have you ever wondered how to eliminate the “wrong side” look when you create a cable? Allow Lily M. Chin to show you the correct stitches, yarns and needles that work best for knitting reversible cables. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a strong understanding of how the reversible cable works and you’ll leave with endless ideas for cable-knit projects.
The Pi Shawl
Knitting | Kate Atherly
Beginner Skill Levels
Create a delicate and lightweight knitted lace shawl that will keep your shoulders warm during those chilly spring nights. In this workshop, Kate Atherly allows her students to utilize their favorite lace stitch pattern, if they have one. You’ll also learn clever and easy finishes including the no-cast-off, blocking-friendly crochet edging.
Knitting with Beads
Knitting | Annie Modesitt
All Skill Levels
Incorporating whimsical beads into your fiber art is a splendid way to put your personal stamp on a project. In this workshop, Annie Modesitt will show you multiple ways to knit with small pearls, sequins, beads and other small findings. If you’ve always wanted to add texture and shine to your knits, this is your chance to learn the ropes!
Interweave Yarn Fest Spotlight
You can’t miss out on these Courtney Kelley workshops!
|Roositud Knitting: Learning the Traditional Estonian Technique||Tyrolean Knitting: Learning Twisted Stitch Cables and Embroidery||Bohus Knitting|
|The Roositud technique gives you the freedom to place a motif anywhere and to use as many colors as you wish, allowing for almost limitless design possibilities.||Using the Grey Skies Handwarmers from Kelbourne Woolens, students will learn the techniques of traditional Tyrolean knitting.||In this class, you will learn a bit about the history of Bohus knitting, as well as the technique used to create its masterful effects.|
If you’ve been wanting to take a creative vacation with a friend, the family or even solo, Interweave Yarn Fest is where you need to be! Soak up the beauty of Colorado as you immerse yourself in the fiber arts, meet the talented instructors we mentioned above and share inspiration with friends–old and new.
Make the trek to Loveland, CO this March 30 – April 2, and get a seat in your favorite workshops before online registration closes!
We’ll see you in 2 weeks, fiber friends!