Marketplace Extras

All the events listed below are included with your class, lecture, package, or Virtual Marketplace ticket regsitration!

More events to be announced soon! Please check back, as dates and times for these events will be released soon.

All Marketplace Extras will be held in Eastern Time

It's all About Color with Kaffe Fassett

Saturday, July 18 12:15 PM–1:00 PM Eastern

Spend time in the company of color master Kaffe Fassett, who will take you through a visual journey of inspiration color and design of his past and present designs and travel. The keynote address will be held on Saturday, July 18, at 12:15 PM Eastern Time. Class, lecture and Virtual Marketplace ticket holders will all have access to this keynote. 

This keynote will not be recorded.


Thursday, July 16 4:00–4:45 PM

Want to learn pro-skills for making pom poms that don't fall apart? Join Vilasinee "V" for a pom pom demo that will cover 1) tips for durable pom poms, 2) how to make different types of pom poms and 3) how to make detachable pom poms. This demo will take you from beginning to end on how to make a pom pom for your knitted or crochet pieces or for your general joy. The end result will be a detachable pom pom made for a hat. This demo is great for beginners and pro-knitters and crocheters who've never been able to get your pom pom quite the way you want them.


Materials Need for Pom-Along: 1) Worsted to Bulky Weight Wool Yarn, 2) Embroidery Floss, 3) Very Sharp Scissors, 4) any Loome Tool and 5) Pom Pom Trim Guide

Dapple: the story behind Brooklyn Tweed's first wool-cotton blend

Saturday, July 18 1:00 PM–1:45 PM Eastern
Brooklyn Tweed's co-owners Jared Flood and Luigi Boccia will share the journey they embarked on as a company when they decided to develop their first wool-cotton blend. From the initial concept to the actual skein,  tune in if you are interested in learning more about Brooklyn Tweed’s ethos in developing yarns that are sourced and manufactured in the USA.  

Brooklyn LYS Owners: It’s a Collaboration, Not a Competition

Thursday, July 16 5:00–6:00 PM Eastern

Join the LYS owners of String Thing Studio, Woolyn, Argyle Yarn Shop and Brooklyn General for a discussion of all things fiber in Brooklyn, New York.

Crafting Conversations

Saturday, July 18 4:00–5:00 PM Eastern
Grab your current WIP or WIPs (we don’t judge!) and join VKL Diversity Advisory Council members Lorna Hamilton-Brown, Felicity (Felix) Ford and Cecilia Nelson-Hurt for a crafting conversation. They will share their fiber stories and crafting inspiration for their current projects.

Please note this event has limited seating, first come first served.

KNIT@NITE Welcome Party
Hosted by Josh Bennett and London Kaye

Thursday, July 16 6:00–7:00 PM Eastern

You’re invited to an exclusive KNIT@NITE Welcome Party with hosts Josh Bennett and London Kaye! The insanely popular weekly knitting event usually takes place at Alan Cumming’s NYC hotspot Club Cumming instead K@N will be virtually taking over Knitting LIVE! to throw a fiber-filled party. We are celebrating all of YOU (or should we say “ewe”?), because you are the fabric that holds us all together. Josh and London have unbe-weave-able surprises looming ahead.

Crochet Cavalcade with Nacinimod Deodee

Thursday, July 16 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern
Off-the-hook crochet designer Nacinimod Deodee discusses his creative process and artistic philosophy along with a selected presentation, followed by a Q&A.

Studio Tour with artist Carol Milne

Friday, July 17 6:00–7:00 PM Eastern

Enjoy a guided tour of the sculpture studio where Carol Milne creates her knitted glass. She will highlight actual work in three dimensions (instead of 2D images) and give insights into why she does what she does.  She will also share live demos of some of the steps in her process.  To make this more like an actual studio visit & conversation, Carol will be answering questions as they come in.  We want it to feel like you are actually with her in Seattle.

Demo: Creating New Yarns from Antique Wheels

Sunday, July 19 12:30–1:30 PM Eastern

Swing by and watch a live demo with spinning wheel lover, repairer, and rescuer, Heavenly Bresser! Check out her favorite yarns to spin and how (and why) she spins modern yarns on spinning wheels from the past.

Meet Rowan Designer Dee Hardwicke

Friday, July 17 1:00–2:00 PM Eastern
Stop in and meet Rowan Designer Dee Hardwicke, learn about her design process, what inspires her and more! You'll also be able to ask your burning questions for Dee.

Kristy Glass Knits LIVE

Join Kristy Glass for LIVE interviews with your favorite knitterati!

Thursday, July 16
Nancy Marchant–11:00 AM Eastern

Friday, July 17
Romi Hill–2:00 PM Eastern

Saturday, July 18
London Kay–3:00 PM Eastern
Cairo Romaguera–5:30 PM Eastern


Knit in the Pit at Virtual Knitting LIVE!
hosted by Jon Giswold

Saturday, July 18 6:00–7:00 PM Eastern

Bringing the vibrant CommuKNITTY that began at the City by the Sea, Asbury Park, to Virtual Knitting LIVE! Jon welcomes special guests in for a visit and then takes a few questions for an interactive chat with some celebrities, indie dyers, and local yarn shop owners, engaging in conversations and inspiration for every fiber enthusiast. Jon loves promoting the small business owners, makers, and artists that nurture the craft we all love so much. Think of the warmth we all find sitting around the table at our own LYS—you’ll find that spirit at Knit in the Pit. 

Featuring Special Guests

Christopher Walker @cabinboyknits 
Legin @leginknits
Kat Howard - Fiber Artist @kat_howard
LYS The Knittin' Coop @knittincoop


Please note this event has limited seating, first come first served.

Meditation Classes

Daily 9:30–9:45 AM Eastern
Suzan Colón will lead 15-minute meditation classes every morning before the start of the day’s classes. 


Download MedKnitation Handout here