After a smashing success at their first Chicago event in 2012, Vogue Knitting Live returns to the Palmer House Hilton November 1-3, 2013. Billed as the “Ultimate Knitting Experience – Fashion, Fiber, Education,” crocheters should not ignore this event because they are ignored in the event’s title. By popular demand, classes for crocheters are offered this year! A Fall sale is in progress now, offering 50% off select classes.
Choose from an interesting selection of crochet titles: Bead Crochet Jewelry, Irish Crochet Lace, Bruges Crochet, Hands on Color, The Psychology of Color. If you ever dreamed of teaching crochet, you can learn from the best. “Teach Classes that Rock” is offered by Trisha Malcolm.
Besides classes there is so much more: inspiration to anyone who enjoys the feel of fiber and the creativity of the needle arts. Again this year, experts from three Chicagoland chapters of the Crochet Guild of America will be on hand in the marketplace throughout the weekend to assist knitters with their crochet quandaries. They will be offering demos on unique crochet techniques such as Tunisian crochet and hairpin lace and they will be available to welcome their crochet fans and answer any crochet questions.
Crocheters and knitters will gather to celebrate popular and timeless crafts while shopping in a marketplace that showcases new yarns and accessories from around the world. Vicki Howell will be on hand again this year offering free learn-to-crochet and learn-to-knit demos in the marketplace.
The Artists’ Gallery will exhibit stunning works from talented fiber artists. This year, yours truly will be on hand exhibiting crochet art works and showcasing my new book, The Fine Art of Crochet. Get there early for your autographed copy which is available at a “show special” price.
A fun new feature is the Spooky Scavenger Hunt. Ten miniature “undead” creatures will be hidden throughout the marketplace. Anyone who finds a little creature will win a copy of “Super Scary MochiMochi “ by Anna Hrachovec. If shopping and classes just become too overwhelming the folks at Vogue Knitting Live are offering a Relax and Unwind Lounge where you can get a hand massage, do seated yoga or gentile stretching!
The marketplace, open to the public, begins on Friday, November 1 at 3:00 PM and runs until 8:00 PM. Classes run from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM. Market hours are 10:00 to 6:30 and 10:00 to 4:00 on Saturday and Sunday, consecutively. Pre-register here:
Although the event is packed full of activities, participants will enjoy being near Millennium Park and in the heart of the theater, financial and shopping district of this glorious city. The Palmer House Hilton is located at 17 E. Monroe St.