Fiberside Chats


Bazaar Girls has teamed up with Longmont Yarn Shoppe in Colorado and other shops across the country to present Fiberside Chats with famous designers.

Register at Longmont Yarn Shoppe and scroll down to find the Bazaar Girls sign up. It’s a great way to support yarn shops, designers and have some fun too!

Upcoming Fiberside Chats:

January 9

Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits

Let’s kick off the New Year and sweater season at our next Chat with Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits!  She’ll share an overview of the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop method and show samples of completed pieces. Have you wondered how and where the Cocoknits tools we use come from? Julie will give us an insider look at how she invents them and how they’re made, incorporating the use of sustainable materials wherever possible. This is an hour not to be missed!

Julie has developed her own top-down, seamless knitting system called ‘The Cocoknits Method’. An easy -to-follow technique using English tailoring to create flattering, custom fitted, top-down, seamless sweaters. Her simple silhouettes combined with fine yarns result in elegant, wearable designs for knitters of all abilities. In addition to designing patterns, she develops knitting tools based on real-life experience. Cocoknits tools are the result of Julie’s 30+ years of experience teaching and knitting – seeing what would make the experience of knitting more enjoyable with tools that last and are created sustainably. Designed for knitters by a knitter, our tools are intended to delight and empower the Maker.

This is a live one-time Zoom Event on Saturday, January 9th at 2:00 pm Eastern, 1:00 pm Central, noon Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific 

Register Here

January 15

Felicia Lo of Sweet Georgia

Planning a Year of Colour + Craft
Welcome to a brand new year! It’s a time when we get refreshed and inspired about things we want to make, do, and learn. After over 15 years of talking about the importance of colour and craft to our lives, Felicia is excited to lead you through some of her strategies around making time to make things. Reflecting on the project planning workshops that are available through the School of SweetGeorgia, Felicia will talk about challenges around inspiration overload, time management, starting too many projects, and so much more. Join us for a session to get clear, get inspired, and get ready for a year of colour and craft!

Felicia Lo is a designer, educator, and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping people discover the transformational power of color and craft. As the Founder & Creative Director of SweetGeorgia Yarns, Felicia leads a team of artisans to create luxurious hand-dyed yarn and spinning fiber as well as designs for knitters, crocheters, and weavers. In 2017, Felicia published her first book “Dyeing to Spin & Knit” with Interweave Press and founded the School of SweetGeorgia, an online education platform to help make in-depth video-based fiber arts education more accessible to makers all over the world. Felicia teaches dyeing, spinning, weaving, and knitting courses at the School of SweetGeorgia and also offers in-studio workshops when possible. Currently, Felicia hosts a weekly video series called Taking Back Friday on the SweetGeorgia YouTube channel where she talks abCarissa Browningout the importance of making time to make things. Carissa Browning

This is a live one-time Zoom Event on Friday, January 15th at 6:00 pm Eastern, 5:00 pm Central, 4:00 pm Mountain, 3:00 pm Pacific 
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January 24th

Carissa Browning

Let’s visit with Carissa Browning, designer of the Dissent Cowl and the Wonder Woman Wrap! During this Fiberside Chat Carissa will share her technique for combining double knitting with double stranded (aka marled) garter stitch to create an extra squishy, reversible fabric, like that featured in her Breaking Plaid cowl. With instructions for multiple mod options included in the pattern, you may soon find yourself filling your home with all things plaid, from scarves and shawls to blankets and washcloths. If you’d like to follow along with the demo, be sure to have two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn handy, along with a pair of size 10 (6mm) needles.

Carissa lives and knits in the Dallas, Texas area, where she has accepted the futility of stitching cozy woolen sweaters and has perhaps overcompensated with a three-month supply of hand-knit socks. With a background in math, she particularly enjoys playing with geometry and developing new methods of constructing familiar shapes and patterns using knitted or crocheted fabric.

This is a live one time Zoom Event on Sunday, January 24th at 5:00pm Eastern, 4:00pm Central, 3:00pm Mountain, 2:00pm Pacific

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