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2021 Camp Yarnsie Virtual Fiber Festival Events

April 2021
Sock It To Summer
June 2021
Falling Into Sweaters
September 2021
Holiday Camp
November 2021

WHO & WHAT?

We are looking for virtual speakers/instructors, virtual vendors who sell items related to the fiber and textile arts, and artisan vendors. Examples include (but are not limited to):

    • Supplies
      • Local Yarn Shops (LYS)
      • Fiber Farms
      • Indie Yarn Dyers
      • Pattern Designers (ex. crochet, knitting, sewing, Ravelry)
      • Project Accessories (ex. bags, stitch markers)
      • Tools (hooks, knitting needles, spinning wheels, spindles, blending boards, combs, weaving looms)
      • Authorized Dealers (looms, spinning wheels, etc.)
    • Instructors
      • Workshops
      • Lectures/webinars
  • Artisians
    • Fiber & Textile Artists
    • Bath & Beauty Products
    • Ceramics & Pottery Products
    • Fashion Clothing & Accessories
    • Fine Art
    • Jewelry & Accessories
    • Wood & Metalworking
  •  Services:
    • Yarn/Fiber of the Month Clubs/Subscription Box Services
    • Finishing services (ex. blocking, seaming, etc.)

Any items related to spinning, knitting, crochet, felting and/or weaving. These include but are not limited to:

  • accessories (e.g. stitch markers, shawl cuffs, project bags, etc.)
  • gifts (themed jewelry, lotions, etc.)
  • hand dyed and/or hand spun yarn 
  • fiber and fleeces
  • hand knit or crochet accessories and/or clothing
  • jewelry, home decor, gifts
  • bath and beauty products
  • journals and stationary
  • patterns
  • project kits 
  • tools
  • instructional classes
  • private lessons
  • finishing services

 

Any mass commercially produced items. In order to respect the trademark and vendor agreements for all businesses involved, spotlighting of third party commercially produced products during your presentation time is not allowed. This does NOT include businesses who are authorized representatives or dealers for a brand.

NO animal sales OR sales of hides, pelts, or skins. Spotlighting of such products during your presentation time will not be allowed. Doing so will result in your immediate ejection from the festival. Fleeces are acceptable.

HOW?

2 Hours of Virtual Event Space
  • 1 Hour Virtual Pop-Up Shop: Sales presentation. Show us the collections, the products, explain the yardage, answer attendee questions, etc.
  • 1 Hour Live Demonstration: Show us how to use your product(s). What benefit do your products have in the attendee’s life? Why does the attendee need your product? What can they do with your product? Examples include but are not limited to:
    • Live demonstration. How do you use the product(s). Example demonstrate a tool such as a pom pom maker – show how to make pom poms with the tool. 
    • Tours. This could be a farm tour, studio or workroom tour, etc. Show us your favorite places that inspire you.
    • Demonstrate a skill/technique. This could be a knitting, crochet, or spinning skill/technique (stitches, cast on/cast off, finishing techniques, how to blend fiber, how to ply yarn, how to spin with a spindle, etc) 
    • Knit/crochet/spin along. Example for pattern designers – using your pattern host a knit/crochet along. Example for indie yarn dyers – feature your yarn for a make along project.
    • Runway Show. Show us your finished sample projects featuring your patterns and/or your hand dyed yarns, etc. How can I wear this item?What colors should I use, etc.
    • Entertainment. Host a fun filled give away event such as trivia, bingo, etc. with the theme from your product(s)/collection.
2 Hour Live Workshop or 1 Hour Live Webinar Lecture

Two instructional formats are available: workshop or lecture.

  • 2 Hour Live Workshop: Where you see and hear the attendees, and the attendees can hear and see you. You can mute/unmute the attendees as needed, etc. 
  • 1 Hour Webinar Lecture. A webinar format where the attendees can hear and see you. You can not see or hear the attendees; however, they can communicate via the chat feature to ask questions, etc.

All Live Workshops are a 2 hour commitment and all Live Webinar Lectures are a 1 hour commitment; spanning from 9:00 am to 9 pm EST (including your one hour set up time). If your workshop is longer than 2 hours or your lecture is longer than 1 hour, please indicate the duration of your session on your application form, and arrangements can be made. If accepted, workshop/lecture date and time are included with your acceptance notification. 

Booth fees (for vendors) and virtual room fees (for instructors) are located here.

No, one company per virtual booth.

Attendees will be directed to your website or Etsy shop URL to make purchases.

That’s okay! We will provide you with step-by-step support including set-up, tips and best practices for a live sale, and a safe place to practice and launch test videos in the Camp Yarnsie Private Vendor Group in Facebook. Click here to see our tech information page.

That is okay! You have the option of presenting a recorded presentation as a live premiere video event. So it would be the live premiere of your pre-recorded presentation. Your video would be scheduled to run in your time slot during the event. Then you have the benefit of interacting with viewers live as they are watching your presentation in real time and are communicating via the chat and in the virtual BlueJeans room.  For more information check out our Vendor Terms & Conditions

To view examples of vendor presentations click here.

To view all of our vendor presentation videos click to to join our Facebook Group, Facebook Page, and YouTube Channel

View our 2020 Seasoned Vendor Directory List click here.

WHERE & WHEN?

You can watch all of the Live Virtual Fiber Festival through our website Camp Yarnsie Website.  We use BlueJeans Meetings, which is similar to Zoom. Attendees can join the meeting room (similar to Zoom) to watch and interact (if the vendor/instructor allows). Instructors workshops are not recorded unless the instructor has requested prior to the start of that workshop. For vendors your session will be held live in front of an audience in our BlueJeans meeting rooms. Your session will either be recorded then streamed as a live premiere video OR  live streamed in real time through our social media platforms (Facebook Page, YouTube, Facebook Group, etc.). The option depends upon the session type, the length of the session, and the vendor’s internet connection (we can not control random acts of weather, etc.).

All 2021 Camp Yarnsie Virtual Fiber Festival Dates have been announced. Click here to view all dates, deadlines, and fees.

Attendees will be directed to your website or Etsy shop URL to make purchases.

That’s okay! We will provide you with step-by-step support including set-up, tips and best practices for a live sale, and a safe place to practice and launch test videos in the Camp Yarnsie Private Vendor Group in Facebook. Click here to see our tech information page.

That is okay! You have the option of presenting a recorded presentation as a live premiere video event. So it would be the live premiere of your pre-recorded presentation. Your video would be scheduled to run in your time slot during the event. Then you have the benefit of interacting with viewers live as they are watching your presentation in real time and are communicating via the chat and in the virtual BlueJeans room.  For more information check out our Vendor Terms & Conditions

All 2021 Camp Yarnsie Virtual Fiber Festival Dates have been announced. Click here to view all dates, deadlines, and fees.

Click here to view the email notification dates.

Payment is due within 48 hours of receiving your email notification of acceptance and PayPal invoice.  Click here to view the email notification dates.

VIRTUAL PLATFORM & TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

You can watch all of the Live Virtual Fiber Festival through our website Camp Yarnsie Website.  We use BlueJeans Meetings, which is similar to Zoom. Attendees can join the meeting room (similar to Zoom) to watch and interact (if the vendor/instructor allows). Instructors workshops are not recorded unless the instructor has requested prior to the start of that workshop. For vendors your session will be held live in front of an audience in our BlueJeans meeting rooms. Your session will either be recorded then streamed as a live premiere video OR  live streamed in real time through our social media platforms (Facebook Page, YouTube, Facebook Group, etc.). The option depends upon the session type, the length of the session, and the vendor’s internet connection (we can not control random acts of weather, etc.).

All events are listed in EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST). Click here for a handy quick Time Zone Reference Chart.

BlueJeans by Verizon is a video conferencing platform similar to Zoom. For more information on BlueJeans click here.

No, you do not need your own personal BlueJeans account. Camp Yarnsie provides a practice room and schedules your room on our BlueJeans platform.

We provide access to our virtual platform, BlueJeans by Verizon, show you how to utilize devices you already own, and assist you with downloading the software we use for live streaming events. Training is provided on how to build your live session so it has a professional, polished look and feel. You always have access to someone with experience – a trained staff member – you are NEVER alone. Get as much support as you need – we are here for you every step of the way.

For vendors your sessions will be held live in front of an audience in our BlueJeans meeting rooms, unless otherwise determined due to technology or format needs. Your session will either be recorded then streamed as a live premiere video OR  live streamed in real time through our social media platforms (Facebook Page, YouTube, Facebook Group, etc.). The option depends upon the vendor’s preference, the session type, the length of the session, the vendor’s internet connection (we can not control random acts of weather, etc.). Additional options include access to the recording of your event and live streaming to your company’s social media platforms (upgrade fees apply).

Ticketed workshops are not recorded unless the instructor has requested prior to the start of that workshop. 

I did not use the 30 minutes of tech support time, which came with my vendor booth/instructor virtual room rental. Do the tech support minutes from the booth/room rental fee roll over after the festival is over? No, this time expires on the Sunday when the festival event ends. Only additional support time purchase rolls over after the festival has ended. You can purchase additional live support time in our vendor shop.

This is a private group – for vendors and instructors only. This is a safe and supporting group where you can get daily updates, find helpful information, and practice for your LIVE presentation. You are a member of this group from the time you are accepted as a vendor until your vendor graduation date, unless otherwise noted.

Camp Yarnsie takes attendance 48 hours prior to the start of each ticketed workshop/lecture. Classes with a roster less than 5 students will be handled on a case by case basis. Camp Yarnsie will contact the instructor to determine what is the best way to proceed.

APPLICATION

How do I apply?

What devices do I need in order to participate in this event? Click here to see our Technology Requirements.

Yes, Camp Yarnise accepts international instructors and vendors. We have had vendors from all over the globe including the United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Predominantly our community members are located in the United States. However, we have a large number of community members located around the world including (but not limited to) the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Russia, South Africa, Peru, Australia, Norway, France, Mexico, Japan, etc. 

Its is recommended you apply when you receive notice that applications are now available for the next event. Applications are reviewed in the order of when they are received. To get on the mailing list to be notified click here. 

You will receive an email notifying you of your status. Email notification dates are listed here 

Accepted vendors & instructors will receive a notification email with a PayPal invoice.

  1. You have 48 hours to pay your booth fee (vendors) or room fee (instructors). The booth fee is dependent upon the date of the event. Booth and room fees are listed here. All fees are non-refundable. If the booth or room fee is not received in the time allotted those on our waitlist will be notified a spot is available.
  2. Once payment has been received, you will receive a email containing the following valuable information. Please save this email.
    1. Schedule. Vendors will receive the assigned date and time for your 1-hour pop up shop time, and the date/time for your 1-hour product demonstration event. Instructors will receive the assigned date and time for your workshop or webinar lecture event.
    2. Live Tech Webinar. Make note of the date(s) and time(s) offered for the 1 Hour Live Tech Webinar. All vendors and instructors are highly encouraged to attend this live event. During the webinar we walk you through step-by-step how to set-up your existing tech devices, how to install the software on your devices, and instruction on the available features within our virtual platform.  If you are unable to attend a on-demand recording of the live event will be available for digital rental purchase in our vendor shop.
    3. How to Request Live Tech Support. The procedure for submitting a Live Tech Support request is included in the vendor information email. Per your booth and room fee you will receive 30 minutes free. If you need additional support, more time is available for purchase in our vendor shop.
    4. Social Media Groups. Links for joining all of our social media groups and the Facebook Private Vendor Group are located here. Please join these groups to follow what is happening on social media and to communicate with other vendors. Additionally, please share this information including the website to your followers and email list subscribers.
    5. Additional Options: Marketing packages, on-demand webinars, and presentation templates are available for purchase through our vendor shop. These are optional upgrades to your virtual booth experience.
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