So Much to Learn at Interweave Yarn Fest!

I started attending Interweave Yarn Fest before I even worked at Interweave! It is always been an incredible opportunity to gather with your favorite fiber folks, shop, show off your work, and take some incredible classes. You will love the crochet classes available at Interweave Yarn Fest this year. Here are 2 of our teachers to tell you what they are most excited to share with you!

Have you been on the hunt for the perfect crochet shawl? You might enjoy taking a class from Karen Whooley, an award-winning, internationally-known crochet designer. You might have her lovely book A Garden of Shawls (affiliate link). Now you can take her class! Here is what Karen has to say about her classes available at Interweave Yarn Fest:

“Hi everyone! I am Karen Whooley and I am thrilled to be an instructor for the 2019 Interweave Yarn Fest. I love all of the classes I have on the schedule. But let me share a little bit about my favorites.

I love designing shawls in all the Shawl Shapes! In this class, I will share some of my favorite techniques to make shawls and you will go home with a sheet of easy formulas to design your own at home.

In Laying the Foundation, I will teach you how to make the chain AND the first row of stitches at the same time. Even if that first row might have chain spaces or V-stitches or other specialty stitches.

Linked and Extended is so much fun. I’ll show you how to make fabrics that dont have holes in them and some that have a ton of added stretch. You’ll have some new tricks in your crochet arsenal.

All these, plus 2 tunisian specialty classes, delta lace, (another fave) a finishing class, and a Solomon’s knot class wrap up my classes! I hope you will join me in one or two of them. I would love to meet you!”

Photo courtesy of Karen Whooley.

Have you felt yourself drawn to crochet colorwork or tapestry crochet? Have you had your eye on that colorful patterned crochet project but worry you don’t know how to do it? If beautiful tapestry crochet projects have been in your queue for a long time but you haven’t been able to tackle these crochet techniques on your own, come to Interweave Yarn Fest and learn from Daniela Nii!

Daniela Nii does a lot of the technical editing for Interweave Crochet magazine. She is a wealth of technical crochet knowledge and an incredible teacher. When we asked Daniela what she was most excited to teach at Interweave Yarn Fest, this was her response:

“I love color, and I am always looking for ways to bring color into my daily life. One way is to crochet with color, which has been an interesting journey down many rabbit holes. I’m very excited to share with you what I have learned during my color adventures. Hence it’s not surprising to find me teaching three crochet color workshops at this year’s Interweave Yarn Fest: “Tapestry Crochet”, “Tunisian Colorwork”, and the big bang for your buck workshop “Crochet Colorwork Techniques” that covers three major crochet color techniques: Fair Isle, Intarsia, and Tapestry Crochet. As it turns out, each color technique has been developed to solve a specific color problem, and once you understand when which technique can shine, you can start to “paint” pictures with your yarns! I love it and I hope you will too!”

Forest Snow design by Daniela Nii, using the Fair Isle crochet color technique. CREDIT: Daniela Nii

For a full list of crochet classes available at Interweave Yarn Fest, check out Classes run March 27–31 in Loveland, Colorado, and registration is open now! Don’t miss out on your chance to learn how to captivate with crochet color this year! Grab your favorite yarn (affiliate link), and we’ll see you at the Embassy Suites in Loveland!

Happy Stitching!

Interweave Yarn Fest
Loveland, Colorado
March 27–31, 2019

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