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're very happy to announce that we will be teaching at the 12th Annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival this weekend.
On Friday March 4th from 12 to 3pm we are teaching Knitting with Beads.
We will show multiple methods for adding beads to your projects and talk about what beads are good for what types of fiber. You will start to make a beaded cuff bracelet. This is an easy project that lets you focus on the beads instead of any complicated directions. If you can knit, you can make this beautiful, sparkly, soft bracelet. Come and have fun with beads and learn to make this spectacular but easy bracelet for yourself in many colors and then for all of your friends and family. You will also want to add beads to all of your future projects once you see how easy it is! This class is open to all levels, students must know how to cast on, knit and cast off.
On Sunday March 6th from 9am to 12pm we will be teaching Basic Kumihimo with Beads.
In this class you will start with learning all the basic skills needed to do Kumihimo. Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braiding technique that is very simple and easy to learn. You will learn how to measure your strings, prepare the disk and make a braid. You will then move on to playing with beads and begin a stunning elegant fully beaded Kumihimo bracelet that looks so complicated. In reality it is incredibly easy! Detailed instructions are given during the class. You can’t take the instructor home with you, but you can take her highly detailed and easy to follow written instructions with you when you leave the class. So easy you will find yourself braiding every bead in sight!
There are still a few spaces available for each class, but you must register on site.
Of course we will also be vending and have an amazing selection of beads, kits, and supplies for knitting and crochet with beads including our brand new selection of triangle-shaped beads in lots of colors! These beads sold out at our previous shows this year, so make sure to get yours early.
So, where is this show? Why it's in the fantastic city of Pittsburgh!
Friday March 4th 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday March 5th 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Sunday March 6th 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
3rd floor – Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Booths 89 & 100
This is our first time in Pittsburgh, so we look forward to meeting all of our Pittsburgh fans and enjoying your lovely city!
See you on Friday!
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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