The Playground

The Playground is the heart of the Stitches Market!

It’s a place to feel the pulse of what we consider our passion. And the red carpet is no accident; red is a sign of our love of crafting.

In a space that encourages Inspiration, Exploration, and Demonstration, The Playground plays host to artisans and crafters willing to share their work, skills, and advice.

Remember there is always something going on in The Playground! Check the daily schedule to see what is happening while you’re here. These informal presentations cover almost any fiber interest—from a simple stitch to a full-blown project, a fiber type to a complete fabric, a theory to something much more tangible.

Most of all, The Playground is a place to let the crafty child within you dream, experience…and yes, play!

There’s always something happening on the RED CARPET in The Market!

Playground Schedule

Friday All Day

Drop-In Knit and Crochet Help with Knit Chats
Need project or pattern support? Bring your questions and we’ll do our best to help.

Friday AM

11:00

Tea for 2 or 12
with Joan Whitten from El Segundo Slipt Stitchers, Booth 625

Friday AM/PM

11:30 am to 1:00 pm PST

Meet Anna Zilboorg, author of Splendid Apparel. She will be in the Playground from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm, signing books and showing how she embroiders her knits.

Friday PM

1:00

Drop Spindle Demo
with Mary Elizabeth Sharp from Desert Panda Fiber Arts, Booth 319

FREE Learn to Crochet with Knit Chats

2:00

Big Stitch Bag
with Sandra Chandler, Stitches instructor

FREE Learn to Knit with Knit Chats

Saturday All Day

Drop-In Knit and Crochet Help with Knit Chats
Need project or pattern support? Bring your questions and we’ll do our best to help.

Saturday AM

11:00

Colorful Cast Ons
with Amy Snell, Stitches instructor

Saturday AM/PM

11:30 am to 1:00 pm PST

Meet Anna Zilboorg, author of Splendid Apparel. She will be in the Playground from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm, signing books and showing how she embroiders her knits.

Saturday PM

12:00

Tears-free Fur Application for Stitched Creatures
with Megan Kreiner, Stitches Instructor

12:30

Fitting Signature Needles
with Molly Conroy-Utrecht from Hands On Knitting Center, Booth 403

1:00

Left-handed Crochet
with Peggy Avellar from El Segundo Slipt Stitchers, Booth 625

FREE Learn to Crochet with Knit Chats

2:00

FREE Learn to Knit with Knit Chats

2:30

Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom
with Diane from Hands On Knitting Center, Booth 403

3:30

Rigid Heddle Trunk Show
with Deborah Jarchow, Stitches Instructor

Sunday All Day

Drop-In Knit and Crochet Help with Knit Chats
Need project or pattern support? Bring your questions and we’ll do our best to help.

Sunday AM

11:00

3-D Chili Peppers
with Ellen Sibelius of Ellen’s Wooly Wonders, Booth 618

11:30

Corner-2-Corner Crochet
with Jane Maschke from El Segundo Slipt Stitchers, Booth 625

Saturday AM/PM

11:30 am to 1:00 pm PST

Meet Anna Zilboorg, author of Splendid Apparel. She will be in the Playground from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm, signing books and showing how she embroiders her knits.

Sunday PM

12:30

Fixing Dropped Stitches in Garter 
with Molly Conroy-Utrecht from Hands On Knitting Center, Booth 403

1:00

FREE Learn to Crochet with Knit Chats

2:00

FREE Learn to Knit with Knit Chats

In-booth Demos

Thursday

6:00 to 8:00 in Booth 517

Tour, Signings, and Demo
with Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing

Friday

11:30 in Booth 511

Beginning Spinning Tips
with David Beenken-Draper of 2 Guys Yarn Company

12:30 in Booth 628

Stitch’d: War That You Craft
with Louie Mensinger of Club Crochet

12:30 in Booth 517

Tour and Signings
with Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing

3:00 in Booth 511

Beginning Spinning Tips
with David Beenken-Draper of 2 Guys Yarn

Saturday

11:00 in Booth 511

Beginning Spinning Tips
with David Beenken-Draper of 2 Guys Yarn Company

11:00 in Booth 511

Beginning Spinning Tips
with David Beenken-Draper of 2 Guys Yarn Company

12:30 in Booth 517

Tour and Signings
with Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing

1:30 in Booth 526

How to Crochet Amigurumi Kits
with Louie Mensinger of Club Crochet

2:00 in Booth 511

Beginning Spinning Tips
with David Beenken-Draper of 2 Guys Yarn Company

5:00 in Booth 403

Book Signing: Rigid Heddle Weaving, Basics and Beyond
with Deborah Jarchow in the Hands on Knitting Center Booth

Sunday

12:30 in Booth 517

Tour, Signings, and Demo
with Sonya Philip of 100 Acts of Sewing

1:00 in Booth 200

Book Signing: Knitting the National Parks
with Nancy Bates in Stunning String Booth

2:00 in Booth 511

Beginning Spinning Tips
with David Beenken-Draper of 2 Guys Yarn Company