Friday, March 4, 2022 — Stitches West 2022 Morning Update

Good Morning! And welcome to the second day of Stitches West 2022 and the second edition of the Stitches West Morning Update.

The weather today in Sacramento, CA shows a little light rain, a projected high of 64°, and a projected low of 46°.

The Market is a little bit warmer than the highs today… but still comfortable enough to wear your latest masterpiece. 

Classes will be running from 9:00am–12:00pm PST and 2:00pm-5:00pm PST. If you’re interested in seeing which classes may still have spots open, please check out our list of Stitches West 2022 classes here.

Of course, if you’re onsite and you want to check available classes—or if you are registered and want to pick up your badge, today… you can go up the escalators and see our good folx at the Stitches Registration Desk. The Stitches Registration Desk will be open from 8:30am-5:00pm PST.

Please remember that anyone taking a class, attending a special event, or attending the Market must show proof of double vaccination and wear a mask while inside at the show as per our posted policy statements.

The Stitches West 2022 Market Preview, last night, was a lot of fun. I’ve included some pix of the preview at the bottom of this morning’s update.

The Stitches West 2022 Market will be open today from 10:00am-6:00pm PST. Tickets for for the Market can be purchased onsite or online here.

You can download a copy of the the Stitches West 2022 Show Book PDF here. You can download a PDF copy of the Stitches West 2022 Market floor map here. And since every exhibitor at this show has their very own online show book page, you’ll want to check out those listings here.

The Playground is the heart of the Stitches Market! Here is the Playground schedule for today…

Friday Morning
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 Afternoon
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
2:30: 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

We also have some scheduled in-booth demonstrations today…

10:30 am: Knitted Knockers: Meet Laureen, The Quality Queen: How to Finish Your Knockers with Laureen and Barb, Booth 601
12:30 pm: WOODbyC: Ten Fiber Tools from WOODbyC with Cynthia Ellis, Booth 619
2:30 pm: Knitted Knockers: How to Start a Crochet Knocker with Aditi Mohan, Booth 601

The Zoom tour of the Stitches West 2022 Market Preview last night was great. Thank you to everyone who joined us and for the wonderful exhibitors that took the time to show us their beautiful wares.

Today between 1:00pm – 2:00 pm PST, I will be hosting another Zoom tour of the Market Floor. During these sessions, everyone will be muted. I will be going through the Market and other places with my phone, and I won’t be able to answer chat questions or open the Zoom sessions up to much participation from the audience. If I find that we have time at the end, I will do my best to switch to my computer and open things up.

Here is the Zoom link for this afternoon…

At 7:30 pm PST Tonight… the Stitches Fashion Show is about to begin. Dim the lights, hit the spots, cue the models!

After three days of preparation, professional models and our backstage crew bring the best fashions from The Market to life on the runway! Our hosts  guide you through each selection and our show program makes it easy to make note of what you like, and what booth to visit in the Market on Saturday.

Besides the amazing garments, the professional models, and the incredible styling of this show… you will also get to hear me tell some ‘dad jokes’ (which I know you all enjoy!

There are a limited number of Stitches Fashion Show tickets available if you still want to attend. You can purchase them online or at the Stitches West 2022 Registration Desk for $35.

I’ve been asked to provide even more information about what Rick Mondragon will be wearing… and I don’t want to disappoint.

In Rick’s own words… “For my day look… I love black and white with my stingray boots. For the Fashion Show, I’m going with Zebra me-made jeans, ketchup heather v-neck, silver DolceVita slip on loafer, turquoise bracelet, silver dragon bracelet and pendant necklace.”

Here are today’s Market Highlights…

That’s it for now. Don’t worry, I’ll be back tomorrow morning with another update. In the meantime please check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The hashtags we’ve seen used so far are #stitcheswest and #stitcheswest22.

I hope you have an amazing, memory-filled weekend!

All my best.

Benjamin's Signature

Benjamin Levisay (he/him)
CEO & Host of Stitches Events

P.S. If you would like to email me a comment or suggestion, please do so at [email protected]. I do not promise to answer every email… but I will do my best to read every email. Thank you.

Here are some images from yesterday (including some from the Market Preview) that I thought you might like to see…