Archives for March 2021

Changes to Virtual YarnCon

Sometimes in life, you try for something big and it works. Sometimes, you fail.

Team YarnCon decided to host a virtual event this year, since it is not yet possible to gather in person. We contracted with a company that hosts virtual and hybrid conferences, and we had such high hopes for a virtual show! Unfortunately, the promises made by the company we were working with have fallen far short, and we have come to the agonizing conclusion that going forward with the virtual event they could host for us would be worse for our vendors and marketplace attendees than canceling. Please believe us when we say this was not what we wanted to do, and we are heartbroken that we can’t provide the experience we’d hoped for.

HOWEVER: We don’t give up that easily, friends! We are going to work with our vendors to feature them on the YarnCon Facebook page and livestream vendor chat sessions on April 10. We still plan to offer the classes that are already open for registration, and by taking control of the reins, we think we can offer a great virtual class experience via Zoom. We will refund all General Admission registration fees over the next few days, as well as all fees that vendors have paid.

Plus, we want to do something fun to mark YarnCon weekend. After classes wrap up on Saturday evening, we’re hosting a virtual Stitch Night over Zoom, and we will be giving away prizes in order to show our appreciation for everyone sticking with us through all the upheavals the last year has thrown our way. We love our fiber community, and we will continue to do our best to support you, just as you have always supported us. 

Thank you for hanging in there! 

YarnCon 2021 registration is open!

We are very excited to announce that registration for Virtual YarnCon 2021 is now open!
Sign up now to experience YarnCon virtually! At virtual YarnCon you can visit with your favorite vendors, and find new ones to love. And we have workshops to help build your skillset, and inspire you with new ideas for the new yarn and fiber you’ve been looking forward to. It’s YarnCon from the comfort of your own home!

Register now!

Virtual YarnCon: April 10-11, 2021

It’s official: we will host an online fiber fair this year! Shoppers will be able to see and interact with many of their favorite YarnCon vendors without having to leave their own home. Check out the vendor list and start planning your budget!