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, and designers and have some fun too!


October 8


Marie Greene

The Joy of Yarn


There’s often a big difference between the yarn we buy and the yarn we use – and some of us have an unruly stash to show for it. Raise your hand if:

  • You’ve ever felt exasperated and uninspired by your yarn stash (same!)
  • You don’t believe in yarn diets (ew, right?)
  • You have tons of yarn already, but none of it is the right yarn for your project (been there)
  • You’ve tried a zillion ways to get your yarn (and crafts!) organized, but nothing seems to work (the struggle is real)

Good news, you’re not alone! Join our special guest, best-selling author and designer, Marie Greene from Olive Knits, as she shares game-changing secrets from her newest book, The Joy of Yarn. She’ll share tips for mindfully investing in your “fiber real estate” and transforming a messy, overwhelming stash, into a lovingly curated “home” yarn shop that will inspire you. Say goodbye to yarn diets and say hello to The Joy of Yarn!

Marie has worked with thousands of knitters from around the world to help them make sense of how they buy, store, and use the yarn they love. Learn how to identify how well your stash is working for you so you’ll have just what you need for those emergency Friday night cast-on. Best of all, Marie knows the joy of “new yarn” and why the most important part of having a stash is knowing how to curate it. With her candid, funny, and relatable style, she’ll leave you feeling encouraged and inspired.

Marie Greene is an internationally known designer, author, and knitting teacher. She is the founder of Olive Knits and the Knit Camp app, and the author of four (soon to be five!) books on knitting, including Seamless Knit Sweaters in 2 Weeks, and her upcoming release The Joy of Yarn. Her renegade knitting tricks, and cheerful teaching style, have helped knitters around the world knit with skill and confidence. Marie teaches the “how” AND the “why” and empowers her students with the skills to be the boss of their own knitting. You’ll love her candid insights, brilliant tips, and hilarious stories that will not only teach and inspire you but will keep you laughing along the way. Marie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, and three fur babies, Greta, Opal, and Josie.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, October 8th at 1:00 pm Eastern, 12:00 pm Central, 11:00 am Mountain, 10:00 am Pacific

This Fiberside Chat will be recorded – a link to the recording will be available for one week and shared with registered attendees only. 

Register Here


October 22


Caroline Sommerfeld

Ancient Arts Fibres


Yarn! Making the World a Better Place with Caroline Sommerfeld

The intriguing journey of yarn production spans centuries. But what happens behind the scenes today? Join us as Caroline Sommerfeld uncovers the captivating tale of how wool and fibers traverse the globe to become the yarns we adore. This talk reveals the meticulous planning and partnership that goes into producing local and commercial yarns.

Moreover, let’s explore the astounding variety of sheep breeds beyond the renowned Merino wool. Delving into heritage breeds and sustainable fibers, we unravel the rich histories and cultural significance they offer. As many of these breeds face endangerment, we, as knitters, crocheters, weavers, and more, possess the power to make a remarkable difference in the world through our craft!

Bio: Caroline has always been fascinated by fibres and yarn and demanded to learn to knit when she was four, which kicked off a lifelong passion for all things knitting and yarn! Knitting was quickly followed by embroidery, crochet, hand dyeing, rug hooking, tatting, bobbin lace and later spinning and weaving. Spinning brought with it the opportunity to learn more about the properties of fibres and yarn design and learning to spin launched thirty years of intensive study about fibre and how yarn is made, a study that goes on to this day. As a hand spinner, she has worked with well over 100 breeds of wool from all over the world and has greatly enjoyed researching the history of sheep and spinning technology through the centuries.

Caroline is the founder and creative director of Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts where she uses her passion and deep knowledge of fibre to design the custom yarns and colorways sold by her company. The company focuses on sustainable, eco-friendly, and heritage fibres and practices to create purpose-driven yarns, designed to provide the best experience possible while at the same time promoting these values. Caroline also works as a knit designer, appearing in various publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Wool Studio, and is also published through Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts. Caroline is an avid fibre artist who incorporates stories into all her work and loves nothing more than to share her passion for fibres, yarn, history, and knitting with other people through teaching!

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, October 22nd at 1:00 pm Eastern, 12:00 pm Central, 11:00 am Mountain, 10:00 am Pacific

This Fiberside Chat will be recorded – a link to the recording will be available for one week and shared with registered attendees only. 

Register Here

November 5


Andrea Rangel

Knitting in Colour: Choosing Yarn for Colourwork


Do you want to know how yarn choice can impact your colourwork? Join Andrea Rangel, author of colourwork stitch Dictionaries, AlterKnit, and the brand new KnitOvation for a discussion of how weight, fibre, preparation, elasticity, and plies make a difference in your finished projects. Andrea will share a peek into her latest book along with swatches and designs to show you what a difference the yarn makes. Choose yarn with confidence so you can make your next colourwork knitting project a success!

Andrea Rangel is an independent knitting pattern designer, author, and teacher based in Victoria, BC. She’s the author of KnitOvation and AlterKnit Stitch Dictionaries and Rugged Knits and has designed over a hundred patterns. When she’s not knitting, she’s outside with her camera or inside with her sewing machine. You can find her online at and on Instagram @AndreaRangelKnits.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, November 5th at 4:00 pm Eastern, 3:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Mountain, 1:00 pm Pacific

This Fiberside Chat will be recorded – a link to the recording will be available for one week and shared with registered attendees only. 

Register Here