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Friday, November 11, 2022 — Stitches SoCal 2022 Morning Update

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

Friday Weather Graphic

The weather today in Pasadena, CA shows a projected high of 69° and a projected low of 47°.

The Plume Air Quality Index shows an average of 46 AQI today.

Classes will run from 9:00 am–12:00 pm PST and 2:00 pm-5:00 pm PST. If you are taking classes today, here is a schedule with the room assignments for your convenience.

Friday Classes: Morning & Afternoon

We love our Stitches Events Volunteers!
We love our Stitches Events Volunteers!
Thank you Paige, Debby, Duke, LaCheryl, and Nikki!

If you’re interested in seeing which classes may still have spots open, please check out our list of Stitches SoCal 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 see our good folx at the Stitches Registration Desk outside of the Market. The Stitches Registration Desk will be open from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm PST.

Note: It took a little longer than we thought, but we did finally get our shipment. I want to thank you, again, for your patience.

The Stitches SoCal 2022 Market will be open to the public today from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm PST. Tickets for this preview can be purchased for $14 onsite or online here. Please remember that if you’ve purchased a class or event, you will get a badge. That badge is your access to the Market all weekend long.

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

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.

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

During the Market, we will have lots of cool stuff happening in The Playground! Today we have some great programs…

The Playground Schedule for Friday

We also have some in-booth demos scheduled for today…

Friday: In-Booth Demos

Dim the lights, hit the spots, cue the models! Welcome to the Stitches Fashion Show!

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.

Here is a gallery of pix from Stitches Fashion Shows past (most from the Stitches West 2022 Fashion Show in Sacramento, CA, in March of 2022)…

If you haven’t purchased your ticket for the Stitches SoCal 2022 Fashion Show, they are available at the Student Registration Desk or online here.

Here is a quick recap of some of the things that happened yesterday…

Deborah Jarchow and her weaving class

Classes started yesterday. Seeing the excited students wearing their badges and rushing to class was fantastic.

Deborah Jarchow and her class were real heroes. Despite not having the looms immediately (because our shipment got lost), they persevered and managed to have a productive class.

I’ve included some additional pix from some of the classes in the images at the bottom of this post.

We had a very happy bunch of Market goers for the Thursday evening Stitches SoCal 2022 Market Preview. Here are just a few pix from last night’s Market Preview (below).

After the Market Preview, Franklin Habit delighted us with his talk… Paris: The Fabric of a City. If you’ve ever been to one of Franklin’s presentations–he does not disappoint.

It was so great to see Franklin back at Stitches. He is so smart and funny. Thank you for a fantastic event, Franklin!

If you are looking for a guide to the local restaurants, you can download a useful PDF created by the city called Food on Foot; A Guide to Walkable Dining Locations Near the Pasadena Convention Center here.

Rick Mondragon
Rick Mondragon
What Rick is wearing Friday at Stitches SoCal 2022.
This is what Rick is wearing today.

And because I’m very interested (and some of you might be), here is what Rick Mondragon will be wearing today.

Friday, Rick will be wearing… Zebra Jeans, black and white Lucchese boots, pumpkin t-shirt, StCroix knit vest, and Jessica Kagan Cushman Bangles 

We’ll be covering Rick’s clothes & shoes every morning throughout the show.

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 #stitchessocal and #stitchessocal22.

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

Benjamin Levisay

All my best.


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.

Note: Please find our Statement of Principles and Conduct and our COVID policy for Stitches SoCal 2022 here. If you want to read the Stitches SoCal 2022 Thursday morning update, please click here.

Here are some images from yesterday that we thought you might like to see…