Are you ready for our first Summer Series Event? We are SO EXCITED to be hosting Alice of Backyard Fiberworks on July 13th – 15th. Do we have some fun events planned for you! Since this is our first official Summer Series event we have jammed it full of lots of exciting things! Too many?!?! Never!
Here is an at-a-glance list of the events. Scroll down for further information:
- 9:00 Early Bird Entrance into Pop-Up Shop***
- 10:00 Pop-up Shop Opens
- 12:30 Woodsy + Wild Project Bag Class
- 3:00 Camaro Companion Class
- 5:00 – 6:00 Women in Creative Business Panel
- 6:00 Pizza Party!***
- 9:00 – 12:00 Dyeing Class Session I with Backyard Fiberworks***
- 12:00 Lunch for VIP ticket holders***
- 12:30 Dyeing Q+A With Backyard Fiberworks
- 1:00 -4:00 Dyeing Class Session II with Backyard Fiberworks***
- 4:00 Closing Ceremonies
***Included in the VIP weekend pass; choice of dyeing session will be given on a first come first serve basis.
Friday // The weekend-long event will start on Friday, July 13th, at 5:00 pm with a Color-Story Class run by Alice herself. This is will be focusing on the Camaro sweater and Alice will be winding custom mini skeins for what will be your-new-favorite-sweater! This will be followed by a trunk show and a 1980’s themed Sip + Stitch (since we are knitting the Camaro–get it?!?!) starting at 6:00 and going until…whenever!
Saturday // Early Saturday morning we will have a trunk show with some local makers with some very special wares! Shannon from Woodsy + Wild will be there, as well as Mary from Birch Dye Works. The doors will open at 9:00 for our special VIP ticket holders, and at 10:00 am for the rest. This special event will end at noon and we will also have an in-store sale during the same limited hours. Get here early (get that VIP early bird special!) to get the great stuff.
After the pop-up shop we have two exciting classes that we are offering! First at 12:30 Shannon from Woodsy + Wild is teaching the Woodsy + Wild Project Bag Class, which is a shop favorite! You will learn how to install a zipper and stitch up your very own bag. Everything you need will be included in the price of the class fee! Then at 3:00 come meet up with Alice from Backyard Fiberworks for the Camaro Companion Class as she goes over some of the techniques you will see in the Camaro sweater to make sure you are successful with this knit! No UFO’s for us! 😉
We are also holding another special event on Saturday. Interested in starting your own creative business but don’t know where to start? Come to this free panel, Women in Creative Business, and find out all the answers to all the questions you don’t know you need to ask. We want to encourage our fellow-creative-women (and men!) to become the entrepreneurs that they want to be. We will have a panel of women in creative businesses, so come and hear their stories. After this panel, we will have a Pizza Party where you can talk and mingle and enjoy being with fellow creatives. There will be an admission fee for the pizza party (unless you are a VIP ticket holder).
Sunday // And finally, what we all have been waiting for! The piece de resistance of this weekend event is our two dyeing sessions with Backyard Fiberworks! Again, if you grabbed one of our limited VIP tickets you have a reserved seat, you get an extra skein of sock yarn to dye up, and lunch with Alice will be included too! You will get three skeins of yarn to dye up in your own special brew. After the first session we will have a Q+A with Alice about dyeing and finish up with the last session. We will then close up our first ever Summer Series with our closing ceremonies and say goodbye to the lovely Alice.
We hope you guys are as excited about this event as we are! We might have a few more tricks up our sleeves, so stay tuned as we get closer!