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 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

Introducing #Yarnstallation!

Hi friends, I know things have been quiet around here, but we wanted to let you know about something exciting one of our volunteers, Cathy Turley, has been working on called #Yarnstallation! What is #Yarnstallation? Here is what Cathy has to … Continue reading

10-Year Celebrations and Other Thoughts

A lot can change in ten years. Ten years ago, I was single. Childless. Spent my disposable income on, well, yarn. Flash forward to now:  I’m happily married. We have three children. I still love yarn, but disposable income and … Continue reading

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