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:
Linda Ligon & Anne Merrow
Pulling color from nature is an ancient and universal human pursuit, and still relevant today. In this chat, Long Thread Media partners Anne Merrow and Linda Ligon talk about their new publication, Nature’s Colorways: Conjuring the chemistry and culture of natural dyes. Blue from green leaves, magenta from crusty lichens, a rainbow from your garden—there’s a full spectrum of possibilities represented in its pages, plus travels in time and space back to 18th century London, to 21st-century gallery shows. Learn more about the world of natural dyes that may be right out your back door! Can Anne and Linda talk and pound leaves at the same time? Tune in and see.
Linda Ligon has had a long career in publishing, from high school yearbooks to Interweave Press to Thrums Books to Long Thread Media. Crafting words, particularly words about textiles, has been her special focus. A founding partner in Long Thread Media, she has found joy in helping bring Handwoven, Spin-Off, and Piecework back home.
Anne Merrow learned to knit while working in a Times Square publisher’s office, looking for an outside hobby. After making that hobby into her job as an editor of knitting books, she learned to spin and weave for fun and then found herself as the editor of Spin-Off and Little Looms magazines. She uses her love of words, yarn, and craft communities as cofounder and Editorial Director of Long Thread Media.
This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Sunday, September 12th at 4:00 pm Eastern, 3:00 pm Central, 2:00 pm Mountain, 1:00 pm Pacific.
This Fiberside Chat takes us to Brazil to visit Paula Pereira! Paula’s adventures in knitting design play with different types of construction, cool details, color, and fiber choices. She’ll explain why and how the different combinations of these elements work in her beautiful designs. Paula will also demonstrate a 1 x 1 Tubular Cast On and Bind Off that can be adapted to other types of ribbing too! You don’t want to miss this engaging hour with Paula!
Materials – to work along with Paula for the cast on you’ll want to have these items handy: 10yds of DK to worsted yarn in a light color, two 24″ or 32″ circular needles – one in the size to match your chosen yarn and the other 2 sizes larger, one crochet hook the same size as the smaller needle, waste yarn, paper and pencil for notes. There will also be a handout sent along with the zoom link before the Chat.