So, the two put their heads together and built a yarn show. The sort of yarn show they’d like to attend.
The concept was simple. To bring yarn and buyers together. To highlight the great companies that serve the fiber communities in Southern California. To get to know fellow knitters. To have fun and knit/crochet/spin.
Then they added a ton of door prizes. Goody bags for the first 400 attendees each day. The Demo Stage!! And then learn-a-longs (you might also know them as classes). Contests with prizes!
The duo also invited the fiber communities to participate. And they did. Some sold. Some bought. Some taught. Some volunteered. Some represented charities. Some shared their knitting/crochet/spinning group information with the crowd and met new members. And they all had fun! And a LOT of yarn left the building.
The first Yarnsophere was held at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, on October 12-13, 2013.
Over the two day period, Yarnosphere hosted 12 vendors in 15 booths and had 800+ shoppers come through the front entrance. There was a crowd waiting when the doors opened — what a great way to start the day! An intimate show yet fun for all!
Dates have been set for the 2014 Show – October 4-5, 2014 at Art Expo at Bixby Knolls (in Long Beach, CA). It’s a great space and there’s no charge for parking. The neighborhood is cute, with lots of restaurants and shops nearby.
Caroline and Amy have tons of new ideas to bring to Yarnosphere for the 2014 Show. Shirley the Shopping Sheep has been busy, too. Stay tuned!
2013 SPONSOR & VENDOR LIST
We so appreciate our marvelous sponsor and our cool vendors!
Thank you for your support.
Sponsored by: YARN NATION
2013 EXHIBITOR LIST:
Chic-A Custom Handweaving Kisses and Stitches Lori’s Frames, Fibers & Frills
Needlepoints West Newton’s Yarn Country Ranch of the Oaks Suzoo’s Wool Works
The 30 Day Sweater The Company Store Toluca Knit Jewelry + fine yarn Wooly Walkers
And now for the wonderful charities that we support and who support us!
Stitches from the Heart Knots of Love