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! 


  1. Peggy Rauhut says

    Oh, so sad that it didn’t work out for you/us! Backing you all the way- Yarn Con is the greatest! Better than ever in 2022? You are doing a great job!

    • Thanks, Peggy! Please stay tuned to Facebook and our webpage for more announcements. We are still having classes, vendor sessions, and even a virtual knit night on Saturday, April 10!

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