Marketplace Extras

All the events listed below will be included with each class, lecture, package, or Virtual Marketplace ticket registration!
There is no need to register for individual events: All events will be available to you in your Event Hub.
Replays will be available 2–4 hours after the event has completed in your Event Hub. 

All Marketplace Extras will be held in Eastern Time

Additional Marketplace Extras will be announced soon!

MedKNITations Class with Suzan Colón

Friday, April 19th 10:00-10:30AM EST
Start Your Day with Peace and Focus with Suzan Colón. Before diving into our three-day virtual event,  join us for a calming Meditation class. The teacher will guide you through a 30-minute meditation session designed to help you find inner peace and focus. This meditation class is the perfect way to start your day and set the tone for the weekend! Take a moment to connect with your inner self and prepare for three days of creativity and connection. Don't miss the opportunity to begin your virtual knitting journey with a clear and relaxed mind. 

Benefits of Knitting Groups for Mental Wellness with Host Nara Takeda

Friday, April 19th, 1:00-2:00PM EST

Cecilia Losada @mammadyi
Jen and Ashley @making_co
Maria Gomes @mariagknits

Official Virtual Knitting LIVE! Welcome Party Hosted by London Kaye

Friday April 19, 4:00–5:00 PM Eastern

Join London for a special winter welcome party! 

Crochet Craft & Chat: Join Brittany Garber (KnotBadBritt) & Angela Tong (Angela Tong Designs) for a crochet chat with guest Padma R. Bring your hook, yarn, and questions! 

Saturday April 20, 11:00AM-12:00PM EST

Crochet Craft & Chat: Join Brittany Garber (KnotBadBritt) & Angela Tong (Angela Tong Designs) for a chat with crochet designer and guest Padma R @padma.r1. Bring your hook, yarn, and questions!

Suzan Colon: The VKL Marketplace Interview: Meet the Loose Ends Project (Jennifer Simonic and Masey Kaplan)

Saturday April 20th 12:00-1:00PM EST

Make N Take with Faina Goberstein: How to Fix Knit and Purl Sts As You Go

Saturday April 20th 1:00-2:00PM EST

No matter how experienced the knitter is, some stitches will look distorted due to splitting the yarn, slipping a stitch instead of working it, making purl instead of a knit, or any other reasons. Plus, a stitch can slip off the needle without being noticed and run long way down.

In this short class, we will concentrate on fixing either knit or purl st as we go.

Prerequisites: Basic knitting skills.

Supplies: Any solid-colored yarn (not very thin) and suitable size of circular or straight needles.


Fibershed Panel with Host ash alberg of sunflower knit and panelists Lourdes Still from Masagana Flower Farm, Jule Hasenbank from Woollentwine Fibrestudio

Sunday April 21 10:00-11:00AM EST

Have you ever wondered where your yarn came from? Are you curious about how to bring more sustainability into your projects? In our fibershed panel discussion, moderator ash alberg of sunflower knit will be speaking the panelists about the basics of fibershed, how their businesses are helping to transform the local (and global) yarn yarnscape by focusing on their local environment and economy, and how you can connect with the local textile movement around you wherever you are.

Sizing It Up: Design for All Bodies with Natalie Warner and Kim McBrien Evans

Sunday, April 21, 12:30-1:30PM EST
All bodies are good bodies and deserve sweaters that fit! Join Natalie Warner and Kim McBrien Evans as they discuss size inclusion and the art of designing for every body.

Spinning Today with Marcelo Martins: 

Sunday April 21, 1:30PM-2PM EST

Join Marcelo Martins from Makeloo Studios and Devin Helmen

Devin Helmen (They/Them) has been immersed in fiber since learning to spin at age 8.  They spin, knit, and weave in beautiful Minnesota. Devin enjoys writing and teaching about fiberarts and has a passion for spindles and everyday textiles. Their focus is on making useful textiles from natural materials in a way that is informed by history. They blog, intermittently, at

Dyer's Blooper Reel with Terri Haynes, My guests are Yoriko Oki, Debbie from Murky Depths and Jessie from Yarn Over New York.

Sunday April 21, 2:00-3:00PM EST

The life of a dyer can get really colorful at times. Join Terri of AT Haynes House Yarns as she chats with Debbie (Murky Depths), Jessie (Yarn Over New York), and Yoriko (Yoriko Oki) about some of the hilarious things that happen in their dye sessions. This panel will also give tips on how to handle your own hand-dyed misadventures (why is my project bleeding in blocking water?) and more.