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:

November 16

Diane Wiley

Diane Wiley

Handspun Hope, a Christian nonprofit organization, is offering hope to women in Rwanda throught fulltime employment. Most of the women are living with HIV and are survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. What started with 10 women in 2008, is now the largest employer of women in Musanze, Rwanda. Over 120 at-risk women now have life-saving employment along with access to medical treatment and counseling services. Join us as founder and executive director, Diana Wiley, explains how the organization is securing a future for women and generations to come, through the creation of organic yarn and gorgeous knitwear.


Bio: Diana Wiley is the founder and executive director for Handspun Hope in Musanze, Rwanda. Beginning with the employment of 10 widows in 2008, the organization now employs 123 at-risk women and a total of 157 employees in Rwanda.  Prior to starting the organization, Diana Wiley worked for Pitney Bowes, Inc. for 9 years, as a Regional Finance Manager. In her last 3 years with Pitney Bowes, Diana led the company twice as the top producer. Although her background is in corporate sales, she also previously ran her own design firm. In 2007 Diana left her success in the corporate world and founded Handspun Hope.

This is a one-time Live Zoom Event on Monday, November 16th at 6:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Central, 4:00 PM Mountain, 3:00 PM Pacific.

 Register Here

November 21

Carson Demers

Carson Demers

Tips to Knitting Longevity and Comfort

Let’s face it, we all want to knit forever! What’s your plan to get there? Here’s a talk that will give you an overview of what you need to have in mind to make your goal. Carson will discuss specific tips that you can take away and try in your knitting. And you’ll get some strategies for integrating them into your knitting routine to keep you knitting for a lifetime! 

Bio:  By day, Carson is a physical therapist who manages an ergonomics program for a San Francisco Bay Area medical center. Every other moment, he’s knitting, spinning, designing, teaching, writing, or otherwise up to some fiber fun, always with a watchful eye toward ergonomics. His passion and experience in fiber arts combine with his expertise in physical therapy and ergonomics to create a unique skill set that he eagerly shares with the fiber community. He has taught at local and international yarn shops, guilds, and knitting, spinning, and crafting events. His aim is to keep us all creating healthfully and comfortably ever after.

Carson is the author and publisher of, Knitting Comfortably: The Ergonomics of Handknitting, and has written for several other fiber publications. Visit him online at www.ergoiknit.com to learn more.  

This is a one time live Zoom event on Saturday, November 21st at 4:00 PM Eastern, 3:00 PM Central, 2:00 PM Mountain, 1:00 PM Pacific

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November 29

Mary Scott Huff

Mary Scott Huff

Let’s have some fun with Mary Scott Huff as she presents a fashion show of her innovative designs. Known for her expertise in stranded color work techniques and designs along with the imagination of her fun and fantastical hats and slippers, this is sure to be an hour of inspiration and whimsy!  

Mary will also demonstrate a technique she uses extensively in her work, the Knitted Hem. To knit along with Mary you’ll need to have two contrasting colors of smooth yarn (nothing too dark) and needles to match.  We can’t wait to let you get to know Mary!  Mary has so much to offer in both knitting wisdom and just having fun with yarn!  Mary Scott Huff has figured it out!

Bio: Mary Scott Huff is the author of six knitting books: The New Stranded Colorwork, Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting, Fun and Fantastical Hats to Knit, Fun and Fantastical Slippers to Knit, The Creative Kids Photo Guide to Knitting, and The Mitten Handbook. An Information Technology refugee, Mary now leads a yarn-centered life. The many friends she’s found along the way have helped her become an internationally-recognized designer, teacher, and author. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Mary shares a wee little house there with her family, some Scottish Terriers, and more yarn than is strictly necessary. You can join Mary on her adventures playing with string at www.maryscotthuff.com.

This is a Live ONE TIME Zoom Event on Sunday, November 29th at 5:00 PM Eastern, 4:00 PM Central, 3:00 PM Mountain, 2:00 PM Pacific.

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