Now, we get 5 days at home in Connecticut and then we're off to Pittsburgh, Loveland, Dallas, and then to Allentown. This is one of our favorite long road trips, not so much for the scenery as for the stops. We get to stop in Cleveland which has the Best Laser Tag place ever.
I know that laser tag doesn't have much in common with beads or fiber, but it has everything to do with driving to Colorado to go to YarnFest. Daxton, the Bead Biz Kid, is celebrating his 7th birthday on this trip and one of the things he asked for is to spend 2 days at his favorite laser tag place. (His actual natal day is April 1st, and we'll be spending that with friends in Dallas.)
So, where are we going to be when we're not at laser tag? Mostly in the car ;)
Our first stop is the
Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival
Friday March 15th 12pm to 7pm
Saturday March 16th 10am to 6pm
Sunday March 17th 9:30am to 3:30pm
Double Tree - Green Tree
500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
***Our Booths: 13-14***
Jean Elizabeth will be teaching at this show.
You can take her Beaded Infinity Scarf Class on Friday from 12pm to 3pm and learn to make this beauty:
Or you can take her Beaded Bracelet class on Saturday from 9am to 12pm and create one of these:
Online registration has closed, but there are still a very few spots left that you can slip into by registering at the show.
After that we're going to:
Thursday March 28th 10am to 6pm
Friday March 29th 10am to 8pm
Saturday March 30th 10am to 6pm
No Sunday Hours
Embassy Suites Loveland
Hotel, Spa & Conference Center
4705 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland, CO 80538
***Our Booth: 323***
DFW Fiber Fest
Friday April 5th 9am to 6pm
Saturday April 6th 9am to 6pm
Sunday April 7th 10am to 4pm
Irving Convention Center (ICC)
500 W Las Colinas Blvd
Irving, TX 75039
***Our Booths: 115-117***
And finally we'll be at the
Allentown Fiber Festival
Saturday April 13th 10am to 5pm
Sunday April 14th 10am to 3pm
Merchants Square Mall
1901 S 12th St
Allentown, PA 18103
We hope everyone is having a great 2019 and we'll see you on the road :)
We are going to do two shows this weekend, The New England Fiber Festival and Stitches SoCal. How will we accomplish this witchcraft? Glad you asked! Esther and Jean Elizabeth will be in Springfield, Mass for The Fiber Festival of New England and our wonderful employee Cecillie will be in Pasadena.
Cecillie will have the shawls Ice Rain, which is knit, and Nymphaea which can be done as a knit or a crochet project. As well as a ton of brand new beads!
We are participating in the Scavenger Hunt this year!
All you need to do to participate is to find the booths which have this picture posted and then scan the QR code and answer the questions in order to be entered into a chance to win a boatload of amazing prizes!
Esther and Jean Elizabeth (and Daxton) will be at THE Fiber Festival of New England in Springfield, Mass. We'll have two amazing shawls of our own!
We'll also have a ton of new beads including a great selection of these brand new square beauties!
Jean Elizabeth will be teaching Learn to Knit with Beads. This is a great class which will show you multiple methods for adding beads to your projects and talk about what beads are good for different types and sizes of fibers. You will start to make a beaded cuff bracelet. It's an easy project that lets you focus on the beads instead of complicated directions. If you knit, you can make this beautiful, sparkly, soft bracelet.
You can still register for the class right here!
We also have it on good authority that Art for Your Feet will have an amazing selection of Tsocks in the booths right next to ours at THE Fiber Festival of New England!
So where are these great shows? Glad you asked!
Friday 2nd November 10am to 6pm
Saturday 3rd November 10am to 6pm
Sunday 4th November 10am to 4pm
Pasadena Convention Center
175 South Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
***Our Booths 421-423***
The Fiber Festival of New England
Saturday November 3rd 9am to 5pm
Sunday November 4th 9am to 3pm
Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds
1305 Memorial Avenue (Rte. 147)
West Springfield, MA 01089
***Our Booths 410/411 East***
So, no matter which coast you're on, you can get all the beads you this coming weekend!
Can't wait to see you!
We had a wonderful time at the Massachussets Sheep and Woolcraft Fair last weekend and are gearing up for the Maine Fiber Frolic June 6th and 7th. After that, it's back to the Left Coast for us!
First up will be having a trunk show and teaching a Basic Beaded Kumihimo Class at Blizzard Yarn and Fiber in Vancouver, WA. The class will be on June 13th from 11am until 2pm. For only $65 you will learn basic kumihimo as well as kumihimo with beads and leave the class with a beautiful fully beaded bracelet. Spaces are filling up quickly, so if you want to attend, reserve your space today. In addition to teaching, we will have a trunk show on June 13th from 2 to 5pm and June 14th from 1-4pm. If that isn't enough beady goodness, Laurinda Reddig will be teaching Crocheting with Beads on 13th from 3 to 5pm. She is an amazing instructor and designer and a great person. Don't miss out on this opportunity to add some sparkle to your crochet projects.You can call the lovely folks at Blizzard to sign up for either class (360) 991-5350.
Also in the works is a trunk show and possibly a class at Seattle Yarn. The tentative date is June 17th, so mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!
Next is the Black Sheep Gathering on June 19th through the 21st. This will be our first time at the Gathering and everyone we've talked with says we'll be glad we came. The entire Marketplace will be indoors in the Exhibit Hall and will have the added bonus of WIFI, Air Conditioning and nice restrooms. Lily Chin will be teaching Beadaring, Beadelighted, Beadazzled – Bead Knitting on Friday, June 19, 8:30-11:30am and 1:30-4:30pm and we'll have plenty of beautiful beads on hand for those who need to bring some to class or get some to take home.
We can't wait to see all our pacific Northwest friends and to make lots of new ones!
We're just a couple of bead chicks who found fiber and came over to the dark side. It's OK though, we brought cookies :)
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