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, 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!

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. 

Beth Brown-Reinsel


April 25, 2021 3:00pm (CST)

European Knitting Traditions from the Scottish Lowlands where the unique Sanquhar gloves developed, to Sweden, home of Tvåändsstickning (twined knitting), Norway (Selbu mittens and the Setesdal Lusekofter), and England (the gansey), Estonia (gloves the Troi, and mittens), and Latvian mittens, these countries (and more) have wonderful knitting traditions that can inspire us today, and teach us techniques that have faded from main stream knitting knowledge. Beth has examined 19th century garments in European museums for a better understanding of our knitting history. She will show slides of garments and details of construction methods that can be used today in our contemporary knitting and will be happy to answer questions.

Beth Brown-Reinsel has been teaching historic and traditional knitting workshops, nationally and internationally, for over thirty years. Her focus has been to bridge the gap from 19th century knitting, fashion, and culture to present-day practices, making a connection to women of older generations, their daily lives, and their handwork. She has traveled to over twenty countries (so far!) to research textiles, visiting museums to examine artifacts, gaining inspiration for the development of new knitting patterns and workshops. Her books, DVDs, and classes explore historic knitting techniques from many cultures, including the UK, Scandinavia, and the Baltic. Beth holds three knitting retreats each year in Vermont beyond her busy teaching schedule. Her work can be seen on her website ( and on her Patreon project ( 

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Sunday, April 25th at 4:00pm Eastern, 3:00pm Central, 2:00pm Mountain, 1:00pm Pacific.


  Vincent Williams


May 8, 2021 5:00pm (CST)

Universal Colorwork Across Crafts Colorwork is one of the exciting ways that makers can explore their self expression and creativity! Have you ever encountered a beautiful colorwork design, but the pattern is written for a craft different from your own? Join Vincent for an evening of fun introductions on how to access and expand your realm of colorwork by working with designs that’ve been created as either knitted OR crochet pattern. Knitters, grab your needles, and crocheters, bust out your hooks, because we hope all of your minds are ready to craft even more colorwork than before!

This is a one-time live Zoom Event on Saturday, May 8th at 6:00pm Eastern, 5:00pm Central, 4:00pm Mountain, 3:00pm Pacific.

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