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:


October 30

Lisa K. Ross



Looking to add a little color to your knitting? Little colors (aka mini-skeins) are an obsession for designer Lisa K. Ross of Paper Daisy Creations. Learn how to choose colors for your next project and arrange the yarns you already have. Experience simple techniques that can cut minutes (or hours) off your project time by carrying yarn up the sides and weaving in ends as you go. See the big reveal for the Just Beachy MKAL ( wrap and learn more about upcoming designs. We could all use a few more rainbows these days… it’s time to get colorful!

Lisa Ross is the mother of four crazy, wonderful boys in Bloomington, Indiana, living out the dream she never knew she had designing knitwear patterns. She has been finding creative ways to showcase incredible yarns for the past seven years and has a particular obsession with socks and shawls. She loves supporting the community with fundraising efforts, such as organizing a KAL that raised over $ 30,000 for Down Syndrome International and collaborating with other small businesses in the industry. Her love for rainbows and passion for color has led to an obsession with highlighting mini-skeins in her work. You can find her full pattern library on Ravelry ( or at To see what’s on the needles now, check out her Instagram:

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, October 30th at 4:00 pm Eastern, 3:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Mountain, 1:00 pm Pacific.

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November 6 

Tanis Gray


Join author and designer Tanis Gray for a chat about her newest knitting book, Knitting with Disney, The Official Disney Knitting Book! She’ll take you through the process of what it takes to make an official book with one of the most recognizable brands on the planet, as well as share with you how to do one of her favorite techniques, the Latvian Braid!
Here’s your homework if you’d like to try a Latvian Braid during the Chat: Gather some leftover bits of worsted or bulky weight yarn in two contrasting colors and corresponding 16” circular needle or DPN’s. Cast on enough stitches (in a multiple of 2) to join the round for your chosen needles. Work a few rounds in garter stitch [knit one round, purl one round, knit one round], then [k1 st in Color A, K1 st in color B] all the way across for rnd 1. Because we have limited time, please don’t use fingering weight or something teeny!

About Tanis:
A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Tanis lives in Northern VA with her Mechanical Engineer husband and two children.
With over 600 published knitting designs in her portfolio, her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide. She is the author of more than 10 books, including Knitting the Galaxy: The Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book (2021, Insight Editions), the first and only official knitting book based on the original 9 Star Wars films by Lucasfilm and the soon-to-be-released, Knitting with Disney (2021, Insight Editions) a book for Disney fans featuring projects from Mickey Mouse, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin. The Lion King, Pocahontas, Mulan, The Princess, and the Frog, Tangled, Brave, Moana, and more.

It is her goal to help anyone who wants to learn how to knit accomplish their fiber goals. She is also a firm believer in using bright colors in knitting and wholeheartedly agrees with Ru Paul, who said, “Life is about using the whole box of crayons.”

Tanis believes that we are stronger together. When we respect each other, listen, learn, and educate, we can lift each other up and thrive as humans.
She is a proud member and volunteer webmaster of the Creative Knitter’s Guild, Martha Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Washington DC Chapter of the Mayflower Society. She volunteers at Sanctuary for Families, Project Knitwell, and local Scouts troops teaching crafts and knitting. Certain pattern proceeds are donated to The National Center for Transgender Equality, The Trevor Project, NAACP, The Union of Concerned Scientists, Doctors Without Borders, Friends of Notre Dame, and Project Semicolon.

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, November 6th at 4:00 pm Eastern, 3:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Mountain, 1:00 pm Pacific.

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