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

Volunteer at YarnCon!

Lately, many of you have written us to ask if YarnCon needs volunteers. The answer is a resounding YES!! Every year, we could use extra hands in many areas: helping vendors unload their wares and schlep them to their booths, … Continue reading

Class Registration is Live!

And we are so excited about this year’s line-up, and we think you will be too! You can register right here at https://www.yarncon.com/classes/ We have new spinning classes, along with the basics; you can learn new crochet techniques; add new bind-offs … Continue reading

YarnCon 2017 is full!

Well, that was fast. YarnCon 2017 is full! We had an incredible response this year, and so many amazing vendors, new and returning, will be on hand to dazzle you in April. Soon we’ll start previewing them and their luscious … Continue reading

YarnCon may be months away, but the 2017 application is live today!

With the winter holidays upon us, even imagining spring seems like an exercise in futility, but as far as Team YarnCon is concerned, April is right around the corner! The 2017 application is live now! We are taking applications until January … Continue reading

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