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

Thursday PM

6:00

Spinning Tips and Tricks
with David Draper, 2 Guys Yarn Company

6:30

Better with Beads
with Jean Elizabeth Glass, Bead Biz

Friday AM

10:30

Spinning Tips and Tricks
with David Draper, 2 Guys Yarn Company

11:30

Take the Fear Out of 3-Dimensional Knitting
with Ellen Sibelius, Ellen’s Wooly Wonders

Friday PM

12:30

The Great Rub Off
with Jennifer Stern, Stitches Instructor

1:30

Spinning Alpaca
with Brie Bauer, Doddle Bug Yarn Co

2:30

Organize Your Needles With the Thread & Maple Needle Binder
with Sam & Olga Paskalenko, Thread & Maple

Spin Your Yarn in Lights
with Esther Rodgers, Stitches Instructor

3:30

Play Nice Together: a Variety of Ideas for a Variety of Yarns
with Lisa Louie, Stitches Instructor

4:30

Spinning Tips and Tricks
with David Draper, 2 Guys Yarn Company

Saturday AM

10:30

Take the Fear Out of 3-Dimensional Knitting
with Ellen Sibelius, Ellen’s Wooly Wonders

11:30

Beyond the Color Wheels: Exploring Color Theory in Your Projects
with Becca Purdin, A Hundred Ravens

Saturday PM

12:30

Learn Techniques as You Sew a Soft Sculpture Book or Play Mat
with Jennifer Stern, Stitches Instructor

1:30

How to Start a Crochet Knocker
with Aditi Mohan, Knitted Knockers

Spin Barbie’s Closet: Intentional Art Yarn
with Esther Rodgers, Stitches Instructor

2:30

Alpaca Rug Braiding
with Charlene Schmidt, Doodle Bug Yarn Co

Organize Your Needles With the Thread & Maple Needle Binder
with Sam & Olga Paskalenko, Thread & Maple

3:30

Spinning Tips and Tricks
with David Draper, 2 Guys Yarn Company

4:30

Meet Laureen, The Quality Queen: How to Finish Your Knockers
with Laureen and Barb, Knitted Knockers

5:30

TRUNK SHOW: What Can You Make on a Rigid Heddle Loom?
with Deborah Jarchow, Stitches Instructor

Sunday AM

11:30

Spinning Tips and Tricks
with David Draper, 2 Guys Yarn Company

Sunday PM

12:30

Color Play on Blending Boards
with Roy Clemes, Clemes & Clemes

1:30

Alpaca with Rigid Heddle Looms
with Brie Bauer, Doodle Bug Yarn Co

2:30

Better with Beads
with Jean Elizabeth Glass, Bead Biz

Knitting on a Knitting Loom: It’s Easy!
with Ellen Sibelius, Ellen’s Wooly Wonders

In-booth Demos

Friday

10:30

Knitted Knockers
Meet Laureen, The Quality Queen: How to Finish Your Knockers
with Laureen and Barb
Booth 601

12:30

WOODbyC
Ten Fiber Tools from WOODbyC
with Cynthia Ellis
Booth 619

2:30

Knitted Knockers
How to Start a Crochet Knocker
with Aditi Mohan
Booth 601

Saturday

10:30

WOODbyC
Ten Fiber Tools from WOODbyC
with Cynthia Ellis
Booth 619

Sunday

12:30

WOODbyC
Ten Fiber Tools from WOODbyC
with Cynthia Ellis
Booth 619