YarnCon rocks!

YarnCon is Chicago's homegrown yarn-centric exhibition -- a place to promote, sell, and celebrate the yarny arts. Started in 2007, YarnCon is celebrating its 10th birthday in 2017! Our mission is to be the premier market for independent producers of yarn, fiber for spinning and weaving, tools, gadgets, books, patterns, instructions, and gifts related to spinning, knitting, crochet, and weaving.

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News & Musings

YarnCon may be months away, but the 2019 application is live today!

Fall is just settling in, and spring seems an eternity away, but as far as Team YarnCon is concerned, April is right around the corner! The 2019 application is live now! We are taking applications until November 2, 2018, OR SOONER … Continue reading

Food Truck Spotlight

YarnCon happens in THREE DAYS! Are you ready for this much fun? Because fiber fanatics cannot live on yarn alone, we are thrilled to announce the food truck lineup for YarnCon 2018. This year, returning favorites Corner Farmacy and the … Continue reading

Teacher Spotlight: Kathy Kelly and Tunisian Crochet

It’s time for another guest blog post, this time by long-time YarnCon teacher, Kathy Kelly. Kathy has been teaching Tunisian Crochet at YarnCon for 5 years now, and her classes are always a hit. Her workshops range from beginner level … Continue reading

Teacher Spotlight: Andi Smith gives us a sneak peek at bag making

Full disclosure here: I love project bags, and have gotten picky about them over the years. I might have crossed the line into a collector (I know I am not alone here.) There are some great bag makers, and Andi … Continue reading

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