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STITCHES West is Almost Here!

Join us at STITCHES West in Santa Clara, CA February 23 - 26!

The folks at STITCHES have also shared a special 15% discount off any class or event you enroll in at STITCHES West! Click here to check out the list of classes (including classes from Craftsy instructor Marly Bird!), and use coupon code CW12 at check out to get the discount. Several classes are already sold out, so hurry before they're all filled up!

Be sure to stop by the Craftsy Booth #414 too! Here's a run-down of what we'll have going on:

Friday, February 24th

  • 11:00 am: Sheila Zachariae (designer of the Classic Cabled Cowl workshop) will be teaching tricks of the knitting trade
  • 1:00 pm: Stefanie Japel will be doing knitting demos
  • 3:00 pm: Marly Bird will be giving a crochet demo

Saturday, February 25th

  • 11:00 am: Anne Kuo Lukito will be teaching the basics of cables, tips & tricks for reversible cables, and working with and without a cable needle
  • 1:00 pm: Stefanie Japel will be doing knitting demos
  • 3:00 pm: Sheila Zachariae (designer of the Classic Cabled Cowl workshop) will be teaching tricks of the knitting trade

At our booth, we’ve got a lounge area with knitting and crocheting supplies from Malabrigo, Lorna's Laces, Bijou Basin and more, so you can relax and do a little yarn-tasting. And don't miss our giveaways: we'll be handing out Craftsy t-shirts, tape measures, notebooks, and stickers all weekend!

Remember to enroll in classes at STITCHES West before they sell out! And when you do, use the coupon code CW12 at checkout to get a 15% discount. And don't forget the $5.00 off coupon for Market Admission! Print it off, bring it along, and we’ll see you at STITCHES West and Booth #414!


Lakshmi Moorty

I am a regular to STITCHES.Looking Forward to meet Craftsy Booth # 414 at the Convention1


I new to Craftsy – Stitches West sounds great, but is there a Stitches East for us East Coast Girls?


I will be in San Jose, arriving at around 1pm on Sunday 26 February. I didnt see any classes listed for Sunday. Does anyone know what the Sunday schedule is or is it just shopping?

Diane McKenzie

This is my third consecutive year attending Stitches…I live in San Diego…I love stitches…I am signed for two classes and Student Banquet. I would love to attend the Classic Cable Cowl is ut a class or workshop? How do I sign up?


I’m really sad to see you’re announcement about Stitches West and that you are billing it as a “knitting” convention. It’s true that knitters make up a larger number of the attendees, but you’ve just alienated all of those crocheters that you are trying to woo to your website. It would have been a nice touch to recognize those who crochet as attendees as well. Especially given that this is your Crochet Newsletter…


Hi Sue, thanks for your comment. We truly didn’t mean to alienate or exclude any crocheters. You’re right that we did call it a knitting convention (when it’s both knitting and crocheting), and I’m sorry for positioning it in a way that suggests it’s not inclusive of crocheters. As we point out in the post, though, we’ve got both knitting and crocheting supplies at our booth. We’ve always been proud and happy to offer crocheting classes, workshops, patterns, and projects. So we hope to see both knitters and crocheters at the convention!


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