Learn Tatting, Dorset Buttons, and More at Interweave Yarn Fest 2018

The pages of PieceWork are full of inspiring history and one-of-a-kind needlework. If you want to enjoy some of these arts in person, pull up a seat at Interweave Yarn Fest 2018.

Interweave Yarn Fest 2018 has so much to offer lovers of all kinds of yarn and needle arts. Would you like to learn a brand-new skill, reach new levels with one you love, or enjoy the area’s best marketplace? Then join us in Loveland, Colorado, on April 12–15, 2018.

Interweave Yarn Fest 2018

Beautiful in their own right, Dorset buttons are fun to make and the perfect finish to a handmade garment. Photo by Kate Larson

New Needlework Classes for 2018

Kate Larson’s classes fill up every year with handspinners, but did you know she’s a needlework expert, too? For the first time at Yarn Fest, Kate will teach her popular class in making Dorset buttons on Thursday evening. Kate will provide all the materials and teach several different ways of making these sweet, historic buttons.

If you’ve been meaning to learn tatting (or a new-to-you way of tatting), PieceWork contributor Daniela Nii adds a new class in needle tatting to her popular lineup of shuttle tatting and shuttle tatting with beads classes. See for yourself whether needle tatting is really easier than shuttle tatting, or add some new tricks with beads, mock rings, and using two shuttles.

Interweave Yarn Fest 2018

PieceWork contributor Daniela Nii teaches three different types of tatting at Interweave Yarn Fest. Photo by Joe Coca

An Insider’s View of Shetland
Elizabeth Johnston, a lifelong resident of Shetland as well as a knitter, spinner, dyer, and weaver, will give the keynote address at dinner on Friday. Join her on a journey to one of the world’s great lace and color knitting traditions—and while you’re at it, take one of her classes in spinning or knitting.

The Interweave Yarn Fest Marketplace is full of, well, yarn, but that’s not all. Booths such as RedFish DyeWorks carry fine threads, and Cloth Roads fills their booth with exquisite handmade textiles from around the world. Take some goodies home or just appreciate the supplies on offer.

The World Beyond Needle Arts
One of Yarn Fest’s great delights is indulging so many of your fiber interests in one place. Whether you love traditional knitting already, you’d like to learn to weave, or you’d like to improve your crochet skills, there are classes for every needleworker at Interweave Yarn Fest 2018.

—Anne Merrow

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