Fiberside Chat

Join Live Online Chats with Some of Fiber's Most Exciting Creators

We’ve invited some of your favorite designers and creators to join us for a series of online gatherings with Longmont Yarn Shoppe: Fiberside Chats!

Launched in May of 2020, these gatherings hosted on Zoom, are one-hour sessions with special guests joining us to give a peek into their world. These designers and creators will discuss their unique path, creative processes, latest projects—or whatever is inspiring them now. There will also be a Q&A session, giveaways, and other fun surprises for those who join!

How to register: Register on Longmont Yarn Shoppe website, select YARN HARBOR from drop down menu. Check out.

As a participating shop we get credit for bringing our customers along!

Your ZOOM Link will be sent the evening before and about 1 hour before the event. Check your spam filter if you do not see it. 

If you have a conflict in your schedule for a particular chat, don't worry we've got you covered.  Many of our guests are allowing Zoom recordings of their Chat.  You'll be able to confirm this on registration.  Whether the chat will be recorded or not will be clearly stated for each chat. 
Recordings will be available for 1 week after the chat, only to registered attendees.   

Upcoming Chats:        

Ann Bud

May 21, 2023

Adjusting for a Different Gauge!

What do you do when you absolutely cannot match the gauge specified in a pattern? In this one-hour online class, Ann Budd will guide you through adjusting a pattern to work for *your* gauge. Sometimes this means adjusting the numbers in the pattern and sometimes it means simply following the instructions for a different size. It’s all a matter of simple math and ratios that Ann will demystify. A handout of how to use a conversion factor will be provided.

Ann Budd is an author of more than a dozen ever popular knitting books, a devoted teacher who helps other develop their own approach to knitting and designing, and is the founder of Knit for Fun Retreats.  A current passion of Ann’s is helping raise awareness around Alzheimer’s Disease and the fight against it, as more of her friends and family become victims.  Hear how Ann is contributing to the fight against Alzheimer’s, and what she’s been up to lately! See more here:

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, May 21st at 1:00pm Eastern, 12:00pm Central, 11:00am Mountain, 10:00am Pacific

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


Mountain Meadow Wool Mill - Virtual Visit

June 4, 2023

Get ready to hear the fascinating success story of Mountain Meadow Wool from the very person who started it all. Join Karen on an exciting and informative journey through the largest wool mill on this side of the Mississippi River! As she takes you on a virtual tour of the mill, Karen will share delightful stories about starting a full-service wool mill and fun facts about the yarn. Get ready to be surprised as Karen reveals the numerous yarn companies she works with and where you might come across Mountain Meadow Wool. Be a part of this opportunity to explore the world of wool, and the incredible journey of Mountain Meadow Wool.

About Karen: I am a mother of 7 and grandmother of 22!  I consider this the best part of my life.  I live in Wyoming in a big old log house by a creek and life is good.  I have always loved wool, starting with my roots in Colorado.  When I was 16, I was given some wool from our neighbor’s sheep and so I went to the library and learned how to wash it up.  I had it spread all over the grass…  and the journey began.  Learning how to crochet and knit followed and then spinning and weaving classes in college. 
The Wool Mill adventure started when my last child was in school, and a good friend and I started thinking about starting a business!   When we started looking into a wool business the road took some very interesting twists and turns and by 2007 we started the mill.  We are now in our 16th year, and it is a spinning, whirling factory! 

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, June 4th at 3:00pm Eastern, 2:00pm Central, 1:00pm Mountain, 12:00pm Pacific

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

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