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2014 Show Details

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Saturday & Sunday
October 4-5

EXPO Arts Center at Bixby Knolls (Long Beach, CA)
4321 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807
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Free street parking all around. It’s a cute neighborhood with lots of restaurants nearby. Read on to learn more about what’s new for 2014 at Yarnosphere.

At our inagural show, we had lots of great activities and goodies. Attendees were invited to SHOP, play games, compete for prizes (with free chances), SHOP, attend free demos, enjoy learn-a-longs, SHOP, chat with representatives at our various community tables, enjoy early-bird goody bags each morning, SHOP, use our winding stations, knit for charity, SHOP and so much more. This year, all those great activities and goodies will return along with additional new festivities. 

New for 2014: 

Kid’s Make & Take: This new section at Yarnosphere is for kids. Booth space is dedicated to this area and will feature your company name on the signage. Activities will be scheduled each day at certain times. The booth(s) will be available for Sit & Knit/Crochet/Spin during any down time.

Shop & Drop: Another new section at Yarnosphere is for shoppers who wish to check their purchases until they are finished shopping. It’s like a coat check but for yarn purchases. When the shopper is ready to go, they can take their purchases to the car, or drive to the front and we’ll deliver it to their car. Less hauling and more time for shopping!

Various Catering Opportunities: You’re going to love food this year at Yarnosphere. We’re in charge of catering ourselves and boy are we having fun making plans! Expect free coffee and water all day long, along with food for sale for all the meals and snacks. And expect some free snack handouts in the afternoon as well!

We’re excited and hope you are, too!

Check back for additional details. We’re adding new information all the time!

 

 

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Our First Time

Yarnosphere 2013
The Cast
Longtime knitting friends Caroline Stanley and Amy Seeberger couldn’t figure out why Southern California didn’t have a full-service yarn show. After all, it’s SoCal, land of shopping — how could there not be a major yarn show?

So, the two put their heads together and built a yarn show. The sort of yarn show they’d like to attend.

The Concept
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 Community
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!

The Future
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!

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2013 SPONSOR & VENDOR LIST

We so appreciate our marvelous sponsor and our cool vendors! 
Thank you for your support.

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Sponsored by: YARN NATION

2013 EXHIBITOR LIST:

chic-a-logo-color                    CustomHandweaving                    KoS200                    Lori's
             Chic-A                       Custom Handweaving              Kisses and Stitches                 Lori’s Frames, Fibers & Frills


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                   NYC                    RanchoftheOaksLogo                    Suzoo's

  Needlepoints West             Newton’s Yarn Country              Ranch of the Oaks                   Suzoo’s Wool Works

 

30daysweater-logo-800x800-9b59b6                     TCS                  Toluca_Logo_Small                    WoolyWalkers

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!

                                                    SFTH                                     KnotsOfLove

                                                   Stitches from the Heart                             Knots of Love

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