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Archive for September 25th, 2013


Professional Development Day at the Knit & Crochet Show with Lion Brand and the CGOA

September 25th, 2013

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Have you ever attended a Knit & Crochet Show sponsored by the TKGA (The Knitting Guild of America ) and CGOA (Crochet Guild of America)? If you’re near the Charlotte, North Carolina area – you’re in luck because the Knit & Crochet Show will be in town next week (Oct. 2-6)!

The Knit & Crochet show is a wonderful 4 day event, where you have the opportunity to take advantage of classes taught by some of your favorite knit and crochet designers, meet new friends, purchase yarn, and just have a good ole time. If you only want to shop and don’t want to sign up for classes, you can purchase a ticket for the marketplace onsite, and use the coupon to the right for a great “Buy One Get One Free” offer. Lion Brand will have a booth for shopping and we’ll be carrying our newest yarn collections, so be sure to stop by and say hi to us.

On October 2nd, before the classes start and the marketplace opens, the CGOA will host Professional Development Day, which is a one-day session in which you learn valuable tools of the trade when it comes to proposing and developing a book. You’ll learn about how to write a book proposal, how to promote yourself, creative writing tips, and lots more.  This is a great educational and networking opportunity for those who are already established and for those who are aspiring professionals in the industry.  The CGOA committee has lined up some wonderful, knowledgeable experts in the field – you’ll get to hear from Melissa Leapman, Lily Chin, and Vashti Braha – just to name a few! Click here to learn more about Professional Development Day.

Have you ever been to a Professional Development Day at one of the Knit & Crochet shows? Please share your experience with us in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!

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Video: Discover Over 5,000 Free Patterns to Knit, Crochet & Craft on LionBrand.com

September 25th, 2013

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If you’re new to our community, you may not know that Lion Brand has thousands of free patterns available on our website for you to search. Use the drop-down menus and fields to customize your search and find just the right item!

Already familiar with our patterns? Try out the “yarns” menu to filter projects by your favorite Lion Brand yarn or subscribe to our New Patterns Newsletter to be the first to learn about new designs!

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